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.
- A quick primer on how to think about the decorations in your classroom, with five research-backed tips for getting it right.
- From the layout to the color scheme, every component of the Montessori classroom design is intentional.
- Intentionally fostering collaboration in the classroom has a variety of benefits, including increasing students’ level of academic engagement.
- Imagine a safe space where students with autism can go to calm their bodies and then get back to the business of learning.
- What you put on your classroom walls can affect your students’ ability to learn.
- A veteran elementary teacher shares what he’s learned from eight years of building a student-centered environment.
- An ambitious study of 153 classrooms in the United Kingdom provides the best evidence that flexible spaces can boost academic performance.
- K–8 educators from across the country give you a peek at their classrooms—and explain how they managed the transformations.
- I'm a firm believer in keeping the focus on what's really important: the students. If student motivation and higher engagement is truly the desired end game, then we as teachers must adapt right along with our students in our classrooms.
- Thoughtful reflection will help you make decisions about what to keep and what to discard in your classroom.
- A middle school teacher shares the benefits of giving students voice and choice in their learning environment.
- On a mission to reimagine traditional schooling, a K–8 school in San Diego puts teachers and students at the center.
- A community raised $6 million to construct an innovative 30,000-square-foot facility complete with makerspaces and learning labs.
- For middle and high school teachers who avoid lecturing, the switch to flexible seating means the room aligns with their teaching style.
- The research suggests that flexibility and a sense of ownership make a real difference for students—but it's not the furniture at work.