Active Learning

4 Benefits of Active Learning Environments
17 Jun

4 Benefits of Active Learning Environments

4 Benefits of Active Learning Environments Traditional classroom design is in transition, with the integration of technology, personalized learning, collaboration, and the implementation of a learner-centered approach being at the core of the conversation. This shift in design mirrors the needs of the modern workplace, helping to prepare students for next-generation careers and empowering them...
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How to Furnish Classroom Learning Zones
02 Jun

How to Furnish Classroom Learning Zones

How to Furnish Classroom Learning Zones Author: Dr. Christina Counts We recently posted a blog about creating classroom learning zones to promote engagement and meet the diverse needs of students. Creating organized zones for students to engage with different learning environments and types of content can support a wide variety of teaching and learning approaches,...
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Designing Better Learning Environments for Active Learning
15 Mar

Designing Better Learning Environments for Active Learning

Designing Better Learning Environments for Active Learning Author: Dr. Christina Counts When designing learning environments, it’s important to consider how spaces can support active learning. Active learning is an approach to learning in which students are engaged as active participants in the learning process through investigation, discussion, problem-solving, and collaboration. The active learning model allows...
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The Effect of Color on Learning: How 4 Different Colors Affect Student Moods and Behaviors
07 Feb

The Effect of Color on Learning: How 4 Different Colors Affect Student Moods and Behaviors

The Effect of Color on Learning: How 4 Different Colors Affect Student Moods and Behaviors Author: Dr. Christina Counts Choosing the color palette for a space is important––being exposed to certain colors influences different behaviors, mood, and perceptions ("Color Psychology: How Do Colors Affect Mood & Emotions?", 2020). That being the case, choosing the color...
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MiEN Company Releases White Paper on  How Flexible Furniture Creates Active Learning Environments
15 Dec

MiEN Company Releases White Paper on How Flexible Furniture Creates Active Learning Environments

MiEN Company Releases White Paper on How Flexible Furniture Creates Active Learning Environments GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Dec. 15, 2020 – Districts and schools are increasingly adopting active learning practices in order to address businesses’ demand for employees capable of creative and collaborative work. But one commonly overlooked factor in this transition is classroom design....
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Creating Flexible Environments in a Learner-Centered Classroom
02 Nov

Creating Flexible Environments in a Learner-Centered Classroom

Creating Flexible Environments in a Learner-Centered Classroom Author: Kevin Ecarius Along with the implementation of technology and new learning approaches, there has also been a shift away from traditional classroom design and toward more flexible learning environments. These flexible environments deviate from the status quo by focusing more on active learning, collaboration, and self-led learning....
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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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