Setting up the office
Set up the office to be comfortable, inviting and uncluttered. Have couches and armchairs around a low coffee table. On the coffee table, place some school publications.
Having curtains or blinds on windows will provide privacy, and a small wall clock will allow guests to readily keep track of time.
The following link leads to an example of a welcoming office layout.
Place the work desk against a wall with the computer placed so the screen cannot be read by others. Tie up loose cabling behind the desk.
Always sit at the coffee table to talk to someone. This enables approachability and engagement.
Have a bookcase stocked with respected books about education, and keep no more than two small filing cabinets in the room. Display student artwork on walls and shelves.