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As long as students are engaged in learning, there are no right or wrong answers. Let the types of learning be your guide, and don’t be afraid to change. Hear from various K12 thought leaders on how they have encouraged students to engage in a more active learning style and how the school environment has supported their efforts.
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Articles & Guides
Learning doesn’t just happen in a classroom anymore. Learning can happen anywhere. Students want a hands-on experience. They want to collaborate. This new way of learning is changing how teachers and students work together, as well the role the environment plays in supporting their activities. Explore and learn from a variety of Resource Guides & Articles that were written on Active Learning practices and strategies to support the change in your school.
With budgets stretched thin and no relief in sight, many education leaders are looking for additional sources of funding to support the purchase of classroom furniture, equipment, and other items. Here are 10 key strategies to help you leverage grants …Read More
A decade of research from the national nonprofit group Project Tomorrow tells us that students want access to anytime, anywhere learning opportunities through the use of mobile digital devices. And K-12 leaders have responded in kind, with a growing nu …Read More
Close your eyes and picture the school libraries you spent time in as a youth. If we could take snapshots of every reader’s memories and compare them to each other, chances are they’d look pretty similar: Rows of thick wooden shelving piled high with b …Read More
Teaching is a complex art. There are many strategies and modalities that teachers can use to develop students’ skills and convey critical information—and successful teachers weave all of these together into a intricate tapestry of classroom techniques …Read More
Active learning is an instructional approach in which students take an active and fully engaged role in their education, rather than sitting passively and absorbing information. This might involve several different kinds of activities, such as class di …Read More
As schools play an increasingly larger role in their community, here are four keys to designing school facilities for success. Schools play a pivotal role in their community. High-quality schools offer so much more than just an education for their stud …Read More
DOWNLOAD GUIDEBOOK The “maker movement” is catching on in education, and it’s easy to see why. Looking to inspire the next generation of tinkerers and innovators, a growing number of schools are creating maker spaces equipped with everything from popsi …Read More
When we hear that a piece of furniture is ergonomically designed, we typically think of physical comfort. Does the design of the desk or chair “fit” the person for whom it’s intended? Is it comfortable to sit and learn? These are important consideratio …Read More
The way the furniture in a classroom is designed and configured can have a significant effect on how students learn, research suggests—and if you want students to engage in more active learning by working together to solve problems collaboratively, you …Read More
Collaborative learning involves students working together to solve a problem or complete a task. It’s an active learning strategy that has become quite common in today’s classrooms, and for good reason. The ability to work well with others as part of a …Read More