Green schools foster the relationship between students and nature. As we become more aware of our environmental impact, green building design is an increasingly popular approach to new school development. Learn how Forest Edge Elementary School harnessed the power of nature with their new K–6 building.
Whether your students are young and eager to sit on the floor, or years removed from their kindergarten love of circle time, there’s a place in your classroom for floor seating. Sitting on the floor can offer your students a different learning environment within the same classroom, and a new perspective on a familiar space.
As students try to balance blended online and offline lives, they will rely on critical social-emotional learning skills like building empathy, managing emotions, and establishing supportive relationships. The SEL classroom is a flexible and inviting space that students and teachers can design and re-design together, helping kids build confidence in a place that feels like home.
Many of the things you’ve done to support patrons during the pandemic also lend themselves perfectly to creating coworking spaces. Check out these tips to get started.
Want to create an outdoor classroom to extend the learning in your school? Find out the questions you need to ask to design an effective space that is focused on learning outcomes.
Over the last year, the spaces in which we deliver education have changed radically. Find out the educational trends that are affecting how we design our schools and our classrooms for the future.
Many factors can affect student engagement, and classroom design is a big one. Get tips for creating engaging classroom environments where learners thrive.
Learn how to evaluate your library design and get sensible tips to ensure your environment is safe and welcoming in a post-pandemic world.
Making changes to your room design and instructional practices to create a more active classroom can have big learning benefits for students. But change can also be scary. Learn the answers to some of your top classroom management and safety questions from learning environment expert Dr. Bob Dillon.
Providing innovative learning opportunities when you’re stuck in a traditional classroom or outdated library can be frustrating. Get ideas on changes you can make to update your space and boost student engagement.
You want to redesign your learning space, but where do you start? Get answers to your most burning questions from learning environment expert Dr. Bob Dillon.
For too long we’ve been using test scores to drive innovation in our schools. But what metrics really matter when it comes to measuring how effective our learning spaces area at helping students thrive? Find out from learning environment expert Dr. Bob Dillon.
School and library budgets, staff, and resources are often stretched thin, forcing you to seek other funding sources for your projects. The good news is there are funds available in the form of grants, and a good grant proposal is the key to securing those funds. Get tips from Cathy Hakala-Ausperk about what to do before, during and after you write a grant to get your projects the funding they deserve.
Need to make the argument that your learning spaces are outdated and are ready for a refresh? The proof is in the research. Read on to gain evidence for the importance of learning space design and the impact it can have on students’ well-being and academic achievement.
You have a vision of creating modern learning spaces for your students, but how do you garner support for that vision? Learn tips for creating an effective communication strategy that will turn your staff and your community members into your biggest champions.
You know you want to redesign your learning spaces to boost student achievement, but are you asking yourself the right questions? Find out how to take a deeper look at your space with these tips from learning environment design expert Dr. Bob Dillon.
Biophilic design, or integrating nature into the classroom, has been proven to boost student performance. Learn more about the benefits and how to incorporate natural elements into your own learning spaces.
Voter support for school construction and renovations hovers right around 60%. Follow these steps to ensure your school bond measure will pass.
Educational design expert Dr. Bob Dillon shares why student and teacher voices are the first step to making a modern learning space a reality.
Are you about to embark on a classroom redesign? Educational design expert Dr. Bob Dillon shares what you need to be asking yourself, your staff, and your students before you move forward.
Learning environment expert Dr. Bob Dillon shares how furniture plays a part in creating a flexible classroom and provides tips on how to pair intentional space design with learning and instruction.
Modern school libraries provide support for a wide variety of learning styles and activities. In order to do this, they need to be flexible, interactive, and feature areas for collaboration. Get ideas on how to create and sustain these types of spaces in your library.
Libraries play an important role in providing informal learning opportunities outside the classroom. Learn how furniture, space design, and technology play a part in creating spaces that support collaboration, ideation, and social interaction.
Library users of all ages have different needs in each area of your library. Get advice on best practices for designing seven essential library spaces to make sure all users’ needs are met.