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“Classrooms” Best Match

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Why are classrooms filled with desks and chairs, all in tidy rows facing the same direction?

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...rethinking how they set up their classrooms. Hockinson Middle School Classroom Pod Concept The Superintendent and teachers at Hockinson Middle School, in Brush Prairie, Washington, explored a classroom layout (as...

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Classrooms Matter

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...and classrooms are unable to provide effective learning environments as they are simply past their best. Lack of space, poor layouts and declining durability are among the biggest issues, and...

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Are Schools Better with Fewer Walls?

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...last summer. According to an article by Feargus O’Sullivan on CityLab, “The country is currently undergoing one of the most ambitious school redesign projects in Europe, exchanging traditional walled-in classrooms...

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Urban Educations: K-12 in the Downtown Core

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...classrooms is also key to building downtown schools within different spaces. A project manager with the Vancouver School Board described the process of an urban school as “going to be...

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A Difference-Maker for PBL: Furniture

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School Districts across the United States are seeking options differing from the traditional classroom in order to transform their spaces into project based learning environments. Traditional classrooms use passive furniture...

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IBI research proves design makes a difference for students

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...physical characteristics of classrooms explained 16% of the variation in learning progress over a year for the 3,766 pupils in the study. Leading the HEAD (Holistic Evidence and Design) project,...

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It’s Not Just Black and White: The Importance of Color in the Classroom

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...on what takes place inside the classroom as well. Certain colors can capture attention, increase alertness, or create calmness. By designing classrooms with this in mind, the learning environment is...

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Three Things to Consider for Teaching the Next Generation

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...have to analyze, evaluate, and form their own opinions. This can happen in both STEM and humanities classrooms, but should really be happening throughout the entire school. Asking more questions...

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Vulnerability and The Creative Brain

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...of their classrooms. The research shows that most of highly creative student population could be described as being an autodidact s. These are usually persistent learners who show signs of...

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The Commercialisation of Higher Education

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...the same quality or superior to those from face-to-face classrooms.’ So how relevant is a significant investment in teaching spaces on campus? The answer to this question, and whether the...

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