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Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology—Alexandria, Virginia

If we build it, they will come  –  innovative collaborators that is.

This January take a few minutes to pause and think about how your space is influencing learning.

Is the space set-up to help students work collaboratively?  Are there resources to fuel inquiry?  Is there a way for students explore problems across the disciplines and in a self-directed way?

Whether you are thinking in terms of half a classroom or entire district, remember that the physical environment will influence students.

Need some inspiration?  Check out these innovative how these innovative schools use their spaces from Bob Pearlman’s article “Designing New Learning Environments to Support 21st Century Skills.”
Want more resources? Click here for a list of resources from Mr. Pearlman.