classroom design

To Inspire Learning, Architects Reimagine Learning Spaces

To Inspire Learning, Architects Reimagine Learning Spaces

| January 28, 2014 | 18 Comments

As schools refocus on team-based, interdisciplinary learning, they’re moving away from standardized, teach-to-test programs that assume a one-size-fits-all approach to teaching. Instead, there is a growing awareness that students learn in a variety of ways, and the differences should be supported. With that in mind, here’s how one architecture firm is redesigning learning spaces.

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To Foster Productivity and Creativity in Class, Ditch the Desks!

To Foster Productivity and Creativity in Class, Ditch the Desks!

| August 14, 2013 | 28 Comments

Second-grade teacher Erin Klein wanted a classroom where students could move around freely, sit comfortably, and work together. So she got rid of her desks.

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Classroom Redesign Challenge! Think Like a Designer

Classroom Redesign Challenge! Think Like a Designer

| August 7, 2013 | 5 Comments

See how $1,000 and a crew of inspired helpers can completely transform a learning space in one weekend.

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For Back to School, Reimagine Classroom Design

For Back to School, Reimagine Classroom Design

| August 7, 2012 | 18 Comments

Lenny Gonzales By Therese Jilek As the school year begins, most classrooms across the country will mirror traditional class design: rows of desks with passive children sitting quietly listening to a teacher in the front of the class. But not at Hartland-Lakeside. Across the Hartland-Lakeside school district in Hartland, Wisconsin, teachers have transformed their Industrial […]

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How Would You Design the Modern Classroom?

How Would You Design the Modern Classroom?

| October 20, 2010 | 3 Comments

Why do our kids’ classrooms look exactly the same as our grandparents’?  Slate’s Linda Perlstein asks this question and solicits ideas from the public on how to modernize American classrooms. The site will pick a winner from all the responses, and the design, they say, may be built as a model classroom in a new […]

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