Learning Spaces Review for #UWCLearn

By Tricia Friedman | A collection of resources to provoke thought and prompt conversation around the changing nature of learning spaces.

Modern Learning Spaces for Everyone: Extrovert Introvert

<b>Can modern learning spaces be differentiated for all learners; extrovert and introvert?</b><p>One might easily argue that the modern classroom is very much …

Classroom Design Matters

As a classroom teacher, one of the most exciting aspects of starting a new school year was organising the classroom learning spaces. Where would the …

Education

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The Pull The Room Together Episode: Podcast UWCLearn

How Place Fosters Innovation

Nearly everyone agrees that innovation is the way to supercharge an organization to growth. The right places can help make it happen.<p>Innovation is …

The 7 Best Spotify Playlists to Study to

Sometimes having some music playing can really help get into the study zone, whether you're working on a big paper or cramming for an exam. Here are …

Your Classroom Does Not Have to Be Pinterest Worthy to Be Effective

image from icanread<p>The night before I met my first group of students, I was at school in a panic. Not because I was about to actually be a teacher. …

20 Classroom Setups That Promote Thinking

<b>20 Classroom Setups That Promote Thinking</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>This is part 1 in our #iteachthought campaign. This is our equivalent to “back to …

5-Minute Film Festival: Classroom Makeovers to Engage Learners

Students and teachers at Eanes Independent School District in Austin, Texas, talk about the district's experiment with creating classrooms of the …

Why the 21st Century Classroom May Remind You of Starbucks

It’s been my dream to make my 2nd grade classroom look more like a “Starbucks for kids”, and less like, well, a classroom.<p>Think about when you go to …

Education Technology

Rearranging the way we learn

By Jo Chandler and Catriona May, University of Melbourne<p>Moveable walls, beanbag drop zones and free-range layouts. Today’s classrooms would be barely …

Classroom Flexibility at WAB

Better Classroom Learning Through Sound And Smell

<b>What's the Latest Development?</b><p>Scientists and others are looking into ways to influence the senses of sound and smell in order to achieve better …

Green Furniture Concept

0<p>Green Furniture Concept<p>24 Mar, 2016<p>Seamless Seating Supports Circulation Concept<p>As soon as people enter a building, their journey begins as they …

Keep Kids Moving! Introducing KI's Intellect Wave Sit/Stand Desk

As the slogan “Sitting is the New Smoking” permeates many office environments, one has to wonder if the benefits of standing while working can also …

Childhood Obesity

Is Sweden's Classroom-Free School the Future of Learning?

The traditional setup of school classrooms—straight rows of desks with accompanying chairs—doesn't do much to foster creativity or collaboration. …

Build a Makerspace That Engages Students Across Every STEAM Subject

TCEA 2017 Coverage<p>Makerspaces can be a powerful tool to link STEM and the arts — and engage students in every subject area<p>To hear Melissa Fernandez …

Build It and They Will Learn: How the Design of a School Impacts Learning

The Facade of the East Harlem School. Photo: Eric Freeland.<p>A school is more than just a building. It’s an ecosystem, as delicate and as in need of …

7 Learning Zones Every Classroom Must Have!

Great ideas! Unfortunately many seem to be for elementary classes. I'd like to try a few in my high school class (of 30 not 20!) but would love some …

10 ways to think about your learning space…

We’re moving into a brand new school building in 2011, which will mean exciting opportunities for change. (More about that later). Meanwhile I have …

Another Reason to Care About School Design

Last fall during a stop in Los Angeles promoting his latest book <i>Fire in the Ashes</i>, education activist Jonathan Kozol spent some time discussing the …

Driving Design Philosophy

‘<b>You can’t expect children to learn 21st-century skills in schools built for the 1950’s. We need schools designed for 21st-century success</b>‘ -Chad P. …