Flexible Seating + Classroom Equity = Student SuccessOceanside Unified School District (OUSD) needed to update all the classroom furniture in their 15 K–5 elementary schools, which combined to serve over 9,000 students. The existing furnishings were outdated, featuring heavy student desks with attached seats and piecemeal storage solutions. The school district had several remodeling and […]
A School with a View Forest Edge Elementary School serves the nearby Oregon, Wisconsin, school district. Thought it was completed in 2020, its design kept the future in mind. The school is unique in its deep commitment to the surrounding natural environment and biophilic design. Heated and cooled using geothermal wells and more than 1,700 […]
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.
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.
Lawton Elementary School’s campus had been in use for more than 60 years. See how Demco worked with their educators to revitalize 22 classrooms and create spaces that inspire all children to reach their potential for decades to come.
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.
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.
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.
Biophilic design uses nature-inspired elements to promote overall well-being and student achievement. Get inspiration from Demco’s award-winning classroom and learn how to incorporate natural elements into your own learning spaces.
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.
Bay View Middle School leaders wanted to redesign their library and learning spaces to give students a place where they could gain exposure to a variety of materials. See how Demco’s interior services experts helped create a learning environment where multiple modes of learning, exploration, discovery, and creation could take place.
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.