Teachers Aren't Superheroes - They're Humans

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Want to improve student engagement? Your classroom design just might be your best tool.

Space and learning

Classroom space can impact how deeply students engage with content, materials and one another. Obviously, basic functionality is essential to learning. A classroom should be safe, comfortable and accessible for all, with appropriate furniture and lighting.

After these basic needs are met, you can take more steps to create a classroom where students love to learn. The good news is, it doesn’t require hours on Pinterest or in the craft store (in fact, intense visual design can distract students). All you need is an understanding of how students interact with spaces.

3 primary student needs

When planning an engaging learning space, it’s useful to understand what students need from them. These needs fall into three main categories.