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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Learning Environments

Learning is enhanced by the space where it happens. Discover how to make a difference by optimizing seating arrangements, classroom decor, and even building design.

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21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons

Libraries become a different kind of learning destination when schools reimagine them as open, transparent spaces that invite student communication and collaboration.

Does Your Classroom Tell a Story?

Bringing objects and props into your classroom can create a world of curiosity and wonder for you and your students.

Tips for Creating Wow-Worthy Learning Spaces

From innovative, intelligent seating arrangements to relevant, engaging bulletin boards, your students deserve a classroom space that stimulates and facilitates their learning.

8 Tips and Tricks to Redesign Your Classroom

David Bill, who's spent the past three years helping teachers redesign classroom spaces, offers eight tips and tricks to remake your room.

Five-Minute Film Festival: Classroom Makeovers to Engage Learners

How can a classroom be set up to maximize learning? Get inspired by this video playlist with tips and ideas for teachers to make over their classrooms.

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7 Learning Zones Every Classroom Must Have

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Using Stand Up Tables in the Classroom

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Tips for Creating Wow-Worthy Learning Spaces

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Redesigning My Classroom Environment

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Does Your Classroom Tell a Story?

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7 Learning Zones Every Classroom Must Have!

For details on the "Seven Learning Zones" system, download a printable graphic with ideas to help you reorganize your classroom space.

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Ditching the Desk

Remove the teacher's desk and students feel more comfortable and less intimidated, teachers feel more active and engaged, and classroom learning happens in a shared space.

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Elementary Classroom Hacks: Big Ideas at Little Cost

With things like old keyboards, inexpensive aprons, free paint store supplies, and a little imagination, you can creatively customize your classroom environment to maximize learning.

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Redesigning My Classroom Environment

Mixing up the types of seating in a classroom can engage different learners and allow students to select various positions depending on exhaustion level, needs of an assignment, or their need for simply a new view.

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Does Your Classroom Tell a Story?

Bringing objects and props into your classroom can create a world of curiosity and wonder for you and your students.

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7 Learning Zones Every Classroom Must Have

As you plan next year's curriculum and activities, consider how you'll use your classroom space. Here are seven learning zones to help focus your students.

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Transformational Leadership: Engineering Creative Solutions

By rising to the challenge of school transformation with passion and vision, Walter Bracken STEAM Academy turned their culture and climate into a national model.

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Tips for Creating Wow-Worthy Learning Spaces

From innovative, intelligent seating arrangements to relevant, engaging bulletin boards, your students deserve a classroom space that stimulates and facilitates their learning.

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8 Tips and Tricks to Redesign Your Classroom

David Bill, who's spent the past three years helping teachers redesign classroom spaces, offers eight tips and tricks to remake your room.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Classroom Makeovers to Engage Learners

How can a classroom be set up to maximize learning? Get inspired by this video playlist with tips and ideas for teachers to make over their classrooms.

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A Place for Learning: The Physical Environment of Classrooms

Edutopia blogger Mark Phillips suggests that a critical piece of student learning is the physical environment of the classroom itself. He offers examples of and resources for turning impersonal spaces into student-friendly havens of learning.

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Addressing Our Needs: Maslow Comes to Life for Educators and Students

Guest blogger Lori Desautels translates Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs into a blueprint for classroom practice that can set the stage with comfort, care and self-reflection to optimize brain-compatible learning.

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Tips for Creating Wow-Worthy Learning Spaces

From innovative, intelligent seating arrangements to relevant, engaging bulletin boards, your students deserve a classroom space that stimulates and facilitates their learning.

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The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning

Neuroimaging and EEG studies provide a scientific basis for the sometimes controversial belief that children become better learners when they actually enjoy learning.

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Student-Centered Learning Environments: How and Why

Guest blogger Paul Bogdan shares a collection of resources to develop student-centered learning environments. (Updated 01/2014)

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