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Alternative learning spaces

There are many initiatives for learning methods and subjects but a usually overlooked aspect is the suitability of the space inhibiting them and even the contribution of its design to the success of their implementation. 160 more words


Flexible Classroom Seating in Middle School: How I Started the Switch

Why Flexible Classroom Seating?

Boy, do my students just love to fidget. This year, I have an especially squirrely bunch. It’s been pretty distracting. Even more so now that the end of the year is near. 899 more words

Tip #6: Sit in every seat to experience a pupil’s-eye view of your classroom.

‘You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.’ Atticus Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird.

How often do we really consider what it’s like for our pupils to sit in our classrooms?

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Classroom Management

Classroom Design and 1:1 - How Do You Make It Work?

My district is a rare gem; it is incredibly invested and personable, and it tries as much as possible to give us every opportunity to innovate. 545 more words


To Foam Cube or Not to Foam Cube?

Readers of this blog will remember that students in my Design Lab class redesigned the classroom, created a prototype and budget, and presented their concept to my school district’s grant-giving foundation.   302 more words

On Education

Dare to Ditch Desks: Week 1

“Look at your learning space with 21st century eyes: Does it work for what we know about learning today, or just for what we know about learning in the past?” 1,381 more words

Classroom Design

It's All About the Kids

Last week marked one month since my arrival here in Finland. It has felt a little strange to not be with my students during this past month while the rest of my teacher friends are busy working away in their classrooms. 1,471 more words