Leading space design means thinking holistically about how the outside of the building, entryway, hallway, bathrooms, and teachers’ lounge all tell the non-verbal story of the school. Leaders also know that spaces, designed well, care for students and teachers. They protect them from outside stressors and allow the time and space needed for meaningful learning to happen.
Designing modern classrooms doesn’t need to become another fad, but it requires us all to design with students and not for them. It means remaining nimble and agile in the way we design, so that pedagogy and technology tools can engage and ignite learners.