You don't have to have a big budget to make a big difference. Changing mindset and focusing on student-centered design can create new opportunities for you as a teacher and for your learners.
Special thanks to Jason Bierle for allowing me to co-design his classroom makeover. We joked and called the project our "fixer upper". He was willing and open to taking some risks. We turned his classroom upside down in one evening knowing he had to teach the next day. He continues to think about the next phase of the transformation and how he can continue to reimagine by asking "what if?".
His principal, Dave Swank also deserves kudos. He was with us through the entire process and recognized that the transformation in one classroom could jumpstart innovations in other learning spaces throughout his school.
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Additional Resources for Redesigning Learning Spaces:
4 Tips to Transform Your Learning Space (Edutopia) Click HERE
Rethinking Learning Spaces and Environments (Eric Sheninger) Click HERE
3 Keys to Designing Student-Centered Learning Spaces (Tom Murray) Click HERE
Learning Spaces (Vanderbilt University), Click HERE
Learning Space Design (renovated Learning), Click HERE