VIRAL CLASSROOM. The classroom of teacher Kris Girl Ramos from Upper Tambler Central Elementary School in General Santos City is designed to make her students happy. In an interview Friday (Aug. 26, 2022), Ramos says the Nordic classroom makeover drew praises from netizens, making it an online hit. (Photo courtesy of Ms. Ramos)

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – A public school teacher here went viral on the Internet after her coffee shop-inspired classroom drew praises from netizens.

Kris Girl Ramos, a teacher from Upper Tambler Central Elementary School, drew accolades for her Nordic classroom makeover aesthetic set-up, having a similar appearance to coffee shops.

Ramos said Friday the beautification of her classroom started during the first day of Brigada Eskwela that took over two weeks to finish, with the help of her students’ parents.

“The parents of our pupils helped me on this,” she told the Philippine News Agency in an interview.

Photos of Ramos’s revamped classroom quickly went viral after being reposted by the DepEd (Department of Education) Tayo Gensan page with over 30,000 followers.

The classroom contains a mini library, furniture, a photo booth, and other modern objects for her students to use.

According to Ramos, the idea of redesigning her classroom was a result of seeing students share posts about aesthetic rooms on social media.

The teacher said she never expected her classroom set-up to become viral, as “it was only for the sake of making her students happy.”

Ramos was able to buy new equipment for her classroom after saving money through live selling before classes even started.

Ramos previously went viral after creating a photo booth in her classroom to surprise her students who went back to school for face-to-face classes.

Ramos has been teaching for six years and is currently the adviser of Grade 6 pupils in the school. (PNA)