My classroom is a welcoming and fun place to be. Students are encouraged to develop and share their own thoughts and opinions. It is not a place where kids are either "right" or "wrong". We have lots of thoughtful discussions, support each others endeavors, and make great work. We do fun projects, go outside frequently to take photos, and go on field trips.
If you were to walk in my classroom, you would see and hear students discussing photos, you would see and hear small groups of students editing photos together, or making keynotes of a photo series, or students laughing as they struggle to set the tripod for a shoot. Each week we learn something, and then DO what we learned.