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Outside lesson time in NZ vs USA


2015 Fulbright scholar Lauren Zappone Maples spent time in NZ studying the impact of place on the educational experience. She says:

“The most startling thing I discovered was that on average teachers in the US go outside for academic lessons four times per year, while teachers in New Zealand go outdoors for lessons on average three times per week.” 131 more words

Classroom Design

Classroom Noise: Who is Affected?

A recent study:

1 in 6 words is NOT UNDERSTOOD

by the average 1st grade student


“Poor classroom acoustics” means NOISE.

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A Re-imagined Learning Space

The Current Learning Space

In my current classroom, the desks are arranged so that they face one another with long rows along both sides of the walls and one row positioned in the middle of the room. 947 more words

21st Century Learning

Classroom Design

In 2012 I did my masters.  My main paper was focused on Classroom Design.  We were just beginning to tackle the issues of self-regulation in the classroom and I found myself itching to redesign the room. 523 more words

Environments Matter

When you see the word “classroom,” what images pop into your mind?

A quick Internet search for “classroom layout” brings up images that look stunningly similar: 1,057 more words

Arts Integration

Creating a Natural Learning Environment

The walls are stripped, the paintbrushes are out and the radio is on. It can only mean one thing…the holidays are here and our renovations are underway! 284 more words

Classroom Design

Here is a wee update on my classroom.

Obviously, things have changed a bit since before Christmas.

My funky fingers area now has a puppet theatre, linking to our Scottish Castle theme (the puppets are kings, queens, wizards, princesses etc). 267 more words

Classroom Design