Active Learning

5 Tips for Designing Accommodating Learning Spaces for Students with Sensory Needs
27 Sep

5 Tips for Designing Accommodating Learning Spaces for Students with Sensory Needs

5 Tips for Designing Accommodating Learning Spaces for Students with Sensory Needs As the number of students with special needs, students with sensory sensitivities, and students with other support needs increases nationwide, educators are finding ways to design accommodating classrooms that support positive student behavior and academic performance. Today’s students are increasingly being bombarded with...
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Five Elementary Classroom Design Tips for Engagement and Success
28 Jul

Five Elementary Classroom Design Tips for Engagement and Success

Five Elementary Classroom Design Tips for Engagement and Success Author: Dr. Christina Counts Gone are the elementary classrooms of the past––where students were confined to their desks for all day lectures––make your early childhood classrooms a welcoming space where students are engaged and excited to learn! The classroom environment is an essential part of learning...
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Designing Elementary Learning Spaces to Encourage Movement in the Classroom
30 Jun

Designing Elementary Learning Spaces to Encourage Movement in the Classroom

Designing Elementary Learning Spaces to Encourage Movement in the Classroom Incorporating movement into elementary learning spaces offers benefits to students’ physical health, social and emotional wellbeing, and academic success. Physical activity is a powerful tool for improving learning and focus, increasing engagement, and reducing classroom management challenges. Research suggests that increased physical activity in schools...
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4 Benefits of Flexible Seating: From Floor Learning to Standing Desks
22 Feb

4 Benefits of Flexible Seating: From Floor Learning to Standing Desks

4 Benefits of Flexible Seating: From Floor Learning to Standing Desks Author: Dr. Christina Counts Traditional classroom seating was created with traditional learning in mind, but with many schools transitioning to modern, flexible, and active learning practices, classroom design must also transition to support new ways of learning. And while traditional seating approaches still have...
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Benefits of Whiteboards in the Classroom
13 Oct

Benefits of Whiteboards in the Classroom

Benefits of Whiteboards in the Classroom Teachers face the challenge of keeping students engaged every day, but one solution to this problem is one of the simplest learning tools in the classroom: the traditional whiteboard.  Writable surfaces can be easily integrated into the learning space by adding mobile whiteboards, mini handheld whiteboards, whiteboard tabletop surfaces,...
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