Rip Van Winkle Spaces
Are your classrooms designed for turn-of-the-(last)-century teaching methods?
The traditional classroom simply isn’t designed for 21st Century learning. Rows of cramped desks lined up in front of a lecturing teacher may have been sufficient 100 years ago, but not now. Trapped in this outdated environment, today’s students become distracted and disengaged. The visual learner in the back row loses focus. The hands-on learner starts to fidget. All eyes drift to to the clock on the wall, counting the minutes to the class bell. Does this sound familiar?
Did You Know?
“Active learning spaces increase student collaboration, mastery at deeper levels of cognitive demand, and increase student attention spans. Most importantly, active learning spaces enable rigorous, accountable talk which is the cornerstone of vocabulary acquisition and basic literacy.” – Kevin Baird, Chairman
Center for College & Career Readiness
Connecting the Learning Experience
Align your instructional experiences with the latest research, which proves that classroom environment has a direct positive or negative effect on teachers and students. Implement modern lesson plans that fully utilize your physical environment in a way that compensates for any shortcomings.
Support powerful teaching and learning experiences with highly efficient resource use that is informed by research, tailored to your budget and project scope, and based on understanding that modern doesn’t always mean new.
Identify valuable, low-cost opportunities to positively affect the learning experience by using tired tools and techniques in more modern and innovative ways in science labs, makerspaces, and more.
Create opportunities to emphasize respect, collaboration, and inclusiveness with purposeful design that connects hearts and minds through high-impact learning experiences.
MeTEOR Engaging Spaces Design Studio: Innovations for Modern Learning Experiences and Environments
Connecting The Dots
How Modern Spaces Impact Outcomes
Modern spaces that mirror real-world environments can increase learning outcomes by more than 20%. Ask us about case studies showing how a change in classroom environment increased the scores of low-income, under-performing students by 25% in only one year.