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Providing innovative learning opportunities when you’re stuck in a traditional classroom or outdated library can be frustrating.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Need to make the argument that your learning spaces are outdated and are ready for a refresh?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.
Are you ready to redesign your learning space to better support learners? Before you start, find out the four mistakes you don’t want to make and how to avoid them.
Active learning environments promote critical thinking, inclusivity, and higher levels of engagement. Find out how to support this approach through classroom experiences and flexible learning environments.
More motivation, better productivity, and a decrease in behavior issues? Educators say flexible seating is the key. Hear from teachers and librarians how a flexible seating arrangement has had a positive impact on their students’ learning.
School-age children need learning environments that stimulate their reading, writing, math and science skills and also offer areas of quiet respite. Find out how you can accomplish these goals in your own children’s spaces with this checklist.
Are you looking for convenient, space-efficient ways to provide power sources for your patrons and students? This can be a difficult task, but there are plenty of options to consider. Learn about five products that can take the headache out of powering up your learning space.
Are your learning spaces in need of a refresh? Before starting any makeovers, you may want to consider the latest trends in educational design. Check out the top trends our design team has identified while creating contemporary learning environments in schools and libraries.
If you’re wondering what the latest and greatest library trends are, you’ve come to the right place. Designer Stephanie Shook discusses the direction modern libraries are going and the top library design trends that will help you better serve your patrons.
Libraries play a critical role in delivering early literacy services to their communities, both through their programming and through their spaces. Get tips on how to evaluate your space to ensure your littlest patrons are getting the most out of your learning environment.