The key to student engagement is simple. It is about knowing our students “beyond the surface level.” Let’s design learning environments that give teachers a chance to really know their students. tlb
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I thought this graph of the psychology of colour, provided by the Painters of Louisville, is a good tool to consider when designing the classroom. It gives a good idea as to how different colours can have an impact on emotions, productivity, calmness, and so on.
I keep wondering how I would like to set up my classroom to reflect my student-centered view of learning. I think about how I can make learning stations work with older students, whether I should adopt a class-wide theme, or if I should have a cool reading corner with bean bags. 377 more words
Often times teachers and administrators feel a bureaucratic inertia when they attempt to argue and implement change. This inertia is often compounded when money is required to implement the desired change. 514 more words
I have a good friend who is a college professor. She wanted to take advantage of her students’ love of ubiquitous technology and change how they received information. 703 more words
There’s a trend in classroom and learning spaces that has been developing recently. Add students-as-contributors to interior design. Blend in a healthy heaping of learning theory, and you get something I’m calling “student-influenced design” or “student-driven design,” depending on how much say the students have in the process. 924 more words