Educational Technology

November 14, 2017

As Pedagogy Changes, Learning Spaces Are Transforming Too

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:35 am

by Dennis Pierce, THE Journal

As a student, Anthony Johnson hated school. He hated sitting still at one of several cramped desks aligned in precise rows, listening to his teachers talk for hours. It’s why he dropped out of school before ultimately earning a GED, going on to college and becoming a teacher himself. “My own experience in school was awful,” he said, “and I decided that my classroom wasn’t going to look like that.” In Johnson’s classroom at H.D. Isenberg Elementary School in Salisbury, NC, students can choose from a variety of seating options. There are tables for students to collaborate in groups of four, as well as bar-style seating on taller stools and even a few couches where they can sit comfortably while they work or read independently. The school provided the tables, and Johnson supplied the rest of the furniture himself.

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