Active Learning

Classroom Design with SEL in Mind
21 Sep

Classroom Design with SEL in Mind

Classroom Design with SEL in Mind Social-emotional learning (SEL) is a critical skill set that all K-12 students should learn and master. SEL competencies include self-awareness, self-management, decision-making, social awareness, and relationship skills and give students the ability to manage emotions, set and achieve goals, create positive relationships, and more. These skills help students build...
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Designing Learning Spaces for Today’s Students with Their Futures in Mind
10 Sep

Designing Learning Spaces for Today’s Students with Their Futures in Mind

Designing Learning Spaces for Today’s Students with Their Futures in Mind Author: Dr. Christina Counts The jobs of the future are much different from what students experience in the classroom on a daily basis. Technology will change and become more complex, working in the office will be a completely different experience after COVID-19, and students...
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Cleaning & Disinfecting to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 in Learning Spaces
08 Sep

Cleaning & Disinfecting to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 in Learning Spaces

Cleaning & Disinfecting to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 in Learning Spaces As students, faculty, and staff return to school this fall and beyond, there is a new emphasis on the importance of cleaning and disinfecting surfaces throughout schools in order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. While students and educators will be...
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Dr. Christina Counts Earns Distinction as an Accredited Learning Environments Planner
03 Aug

Dr. Christina Counts Earns Distinction as an Accredited Learning Environments Planner

Dr. Christina Counts Earns Distinction as an Accredited Learning Environments Planner Our very own VP of Strategy and Development for MiEN Environments, Dr. Christina Counts, has recently received the Accredited Learning Environments Planner (ALEP) designation, a mark of excellence developed to reflect the knowledge, skills, and abilities of a competent educational facility planner. Before joining...
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Active Learning Through Tech-Friendly Spaces
23 Jul

Active Learning Through Tech-Friendly Spaces

Active Learning Through Tech-Friendly Spaces Learning can and should happen everywhere in a school––from classrooms to common spaces to the cafeteria––and flexible learning spaces support this objective. But once you’ve created responsive learning spaces through layout and furniture design, what can you do to further support learning throughout your school? One way to support learning...
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Designing Responsive Learning Spaces Throughout a School
29 Jun

Designing Responsive Learning Spaces Throughout a School

Designing Responsive Learning Spaces Throughout a School Author: Dr. Christina Counts To best support learning, classrooms need to be responsive and flexible to fit schools’ changing needs and uses. Responsive learning spaces adapt to the needs of a variety of subjects, grade levels, and students. These flexible learning environments encourage creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration,...
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