In Briana's classroom, students have autonomy. This begins in the first days of school with the 'Design Your Own Classroom' Project. Students are asked to follow the inquiry cycle in researching, communicating, and analyzing others' work to answer the question, "How can we learn best in this room?" Students are given thirty minutes to create their proposal to share with the class. After a gallery walk of all the possible options, students rate each others's proposals deciding by consensus on four configurations for the school year.