Education, Curiosity, and Happiness
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Education, Curiosity, and Happiness
What roles can curiosity and happiness play in learning?
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Classroom Design — Not everyone likes learning at Starbucks

Classroom Design — Not everyone likes learning at Starbucks | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
Where do you go to work? Do you have a long commute? Is it in the cab of a truck or tractor? Is it in a restaurant? What does it look like? How does it feel? Are you excited to get there?What is the…
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:
Classrooms still look and feel much like they did when I went to school. I used tables and students spent a lot of time in other spaces i.e. hallway, library, outside, etc.
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Visualizing 21st-Century Classroom Design

Visualizing 21st-Century Classroom Design | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
These five steps are essential in creating a 21st-century classroom: establishing zones, ensuring resource accessibility, encouraging mobility, igniting inspiration, and fostering respect.

Via ColinHickie, Educational Peaks, Renee Pope
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I used tables and let students spread out as needed.
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A Self-Regulation Journey: One School’s Story

A Self-Regulation Journey: One School’s Story | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
“ About a year and half ago, I wrote about the great work that was being done at Alexander Elementary with, among other things, it’s school wide insistence on making everyone’s learning v…”
Via Gino Bondi, Chris Wejr
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:
The idea of limiting visual materials and the use of neutral colours was described by one of the teachers I interviewed. She is informed by Pestalozzi's work, which proposes that teachers begin the year with blank bulletin boards and put up student learning as it is produced. Another teacher described using alternative seating and comfortable areas in the classroom.
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Gino Bondi's curator insight, May 17, 2017 6:17 PM

One school's examination of their classrooms and

routines in order to help students up or down regulate to be calm, alert, and ready to learn.

Chris Wejr's curator insight, May 17, 2017 10:47 PM
Great story of a staff working together for calmer, less cluttered learning environments.