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.
Learning Space Design
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.
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Providing innovative learning opportunities when you’re stuck in a traditional classroom or outdated library can be frustrating.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.
After passing a referendum to build a new elementary wing and overhaul their middle and high school wing, Barneveld School District’s main goal was to create a shared K–12 building that would be just as inviting to seniors as it was to kindergartners.
Need to make the argument that your learning spaces are outdated and are ready for a refresh?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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ready to add a fresh new look to your library? Choosing colors and fabrics for your new furnishings can be overwhelming. With these tips from interior design expert Jessica Mahne you’ll be ready to create the welcoming atmosphere you want for your library.