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From 1851: Articles Indispensable in Schools of Every Grade

Taken from the book “Practical illustrations of the principles of school architecture.: By Henry Barnard.,” I found the following. It describes those materials that all schools of best practice should include back in 1851. Some things seem very familiar. They…
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If a Person Has Only a Hammer . . .

An old saying goes something like this: If a person has only a hammer, the whole world looks like a nail. Adding new tools to the carpenter’s toolkit changes the way the carpenter looks at the world. So, too, with…
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If space impacts behavior . . .

If space impacts behavior, then how does your student’s digital space impact their behavior? Is it locked down, or can they define it? — James O’Hagan (@jimohagan) March 4, 2015

Why Design of Spaces?

Tonight, I was given a tour of the CNVR in Rockford, Illinois. It is truly an amazing space designed to tell stories. From art studio to public performance to video production to audio recording, this space is setup as the…
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What is an Ideal Digital Space for Students?

I had the pleasure of attending a symposium hosted by David Jakes on the topic of “Classroom Redesign: Creating 21st Century Learning Spaces.” It was a terrific two and a half hours that could have gone two and a half…
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