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.

Updates to Learning Spaces Make Schools Future-Ready

“People think physical space is an innocent bystander,” says Larry Kearns, a principal of Wheeler Kearns Architects in Chicago. “But physical space …

K-12

Rebooting Industrial Era Seating

While driving the back roads of Pennsylvania one summer, I (Tom) came across a carefully laid-out cemetery. It grabbed my attention, so I pulled over …

Pedagogy

Flexible Learning Spaces

Woorana Park The Third Teacher

Innovate the Classroom Experience: The Future of Learning

Flexible Classrooms: Providing the Learning Environment That Kids Need

David Thornburg on the Evolving Classroom (Big Thinkers Series)

Visions: Next Gen Learning Spaces

Getting Started With Self-Organized Learning Environments

Sugata Mitra, promoter of the self-organized learning environment (SOLE) concept, challenges teachers to become the ultimate facilitators of learning …

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 …

Teaching

Matt Esterman collected this story

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 …

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 …

Blog

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 …

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

Makerspaces can be a powerful tool to link STEM and the arts — and engage students in every subject area

Education

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 …