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What Do Teachers Need? How to Design Schools with Educators in Mind

The role of classroom design has emerged as a pivotal factor in improving teacher satisfaction and effectiveness. The insights from Corgan's "Design Lessons from Teachers 2.0" report provide a comprehensive...

Braving the Storm: Shelter Guide for Schools

As climate change increases the severity of storms reaching beyond Tornado Alley, schools are considering storm shelters for the safety of their students and staff – if funding allows.

The Art and Science of Building Modern CTE Learning Spaces

Career and Technical Education (CTE) spaces are evolving from a specialized vocational path to a robust career readiness platform. This transformation calls for a fresh perspective on classroom design, placing...

How Can the Physical Design of a Classroom Foster Student Agency?

Imagine a student walking into a classroom with rows of desks, all facing toward the front of the room. Students are assigned to desks and a large teacher’s desk and...

Six Neuro-Diverse Design Strategies that Strengthen Learning for All Students

There has been growing recognition of the importance of understanding and finding ways to support neurodiverse students. Creating inclusive learning spaces in our K-12 schools is crucial to ensure that...

Designing the Future-Ready School Library: 5 Critical Elements

In the landscape of modern education, school libraries are undergoing a revolutionary transformation. Evolving from their traditional roles as book-centric storehouses, they are now vibrant, multi-functional hubs that nurture collaboration,...