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How to Make Your Classroom a Thinking Space

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How to Make Your Classroom a Thinking Space

Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from Thinking Through Project-Based Learning: Guiding Deeper Inquiry by Jane Krauss and Suzie Boss. It was published this month by Corwin.

Take a moment an (Classrooms as learning adventure spaces.


Take a moment and imagine a creative work environment. Don't worry about the kind of work going on. Just focus on the space. Close your eyes and picture it. What is that space like? What does it sound like? How are people interacting? Is there movement? Is there evidence of work in progress? Is it tidy, or busy-messy? Can you imagine working there?


Now, go to the article and see if your mental picture anything like either of the workspaces shown in the photos.

Via Pati Olton
Sharla Shults's insight:

Schools emphasizing project-based learning (PBL) offer designed workspaces specifically to foster creativity and innovation, allow for productive collaboration, and showcase student work in curated exhibits.

Pati Olton's curator insight, November 11, 2013 6:47 AM

Our learning commons wants to support critical and project based learning.

Becca Wagman's curator insight, March 13, 8:49 PM

Classroom Climate: This article fits in well with Project Based Learning. I liked how it went through and made the reader imagine their idea of a classroom. It is important to know the kind of classroom you want, while also making sure that idea can involve project based learning. (SPACE)

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10 Ways to Teach Innovation

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Getty By Thom Markham One overriding challenge is now coming to the fore in public consciousness: We need to reinvent just about everything. Whether s

Via BlessTheTeacher
Sharla Shults's insight:

Thinking outside the box...not really anything new. Just keeping project-based learning in the forefront.

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