I have been completely absorbed in this book over the past few weeks. It is a great resource for teachers that includes 79 design principles for creating an environment to support student learning. With an astounding amount of research and schooling information, this book challenges readers to view the environment as an essential component of learning and achievement in our schools. It pushes teachers to consider the future of their students, working in a world with jobs and challenges that do not even exist yet. Promoting technology, inquiry and collaboration, I find it to be an invaluable resource for today’s teachers. As another bonus, it’s easy to read format makes it accessible for all!
If you are going to spend some time reading for professional growth, I urge you to spend some time with this resource!
Also, check out this video that supports the idea of catering to the yet unknown needs of today’s children!