Designing an Effective Learning Space

Making classrooms more brain-friendly impacts student outcomes.

Contributor: Dr. Rod Berger

While working as an interior designer before going into teaching, Erin Klein recognized the importance of first talking to clients to accurately determine their wants and needs. As Erin shifted gears into her role as a teacher, she realized the largest consumer of the learning space – the students themselves – had the least voice in the learning environment design.

“There’s one teacher in the classroom but a tremendous amount of students,” she says. “But the teacher was the one kind of holding all the power in terms of the learning space or environment.” When she started altering her classroom to be more … Read more here.