"As a building principal, learning spaces are of utmost importance. It is the first thing you notice when entering. This book pushes thinking and gives practical advice to any building leader who wants to transform schools from what they were in 1916 to what they should be in 2016. We need schools to work for kids and a major obstacle in many places is the space. This book will enable you to change that mindset and conversation."
"Reading this will inspire you to reconsider the design of your entire school. I'm betting within a week of reading it, you will change something that positively impacts your students and staff."
"Redesigning Learning Spaces will take you beyond the standard classroom with ideas for creating spaces that sizzle with excitement and glow with beauty and grace.”
"The authors of this book live up to their reputations in this quick, but incredibly impactful book on Learning Spaces. I felt inspired, and at times challenged, to make real and meaningful changes to my own classroom space. I look at my classroom differently because of this text. What other book has made you do that?"
"If you want to improve the opportunity for learning of your students you should read Redesigning Learning Spaces. The authors convey their passion, aesthetics, and tech savvy and pepper it with experience and examples to present a flavorful and practical book sure to inspire several actionable ideas. As a son of teachers, as a parent, and as a technologist, I recommend this book for educators who want to create a better learning experience for our children.
"Redesigning Learning Spaces is an easy-to-access, thought-provoking, and persuasive argument for rethinking our learning environments. Dillon, Gilpin, Juliani, and Klein show that not only can learning spaces impact student achievement, but they can even shape and shift a school's entire culture. Innovative learning space design isn't about aesthetics; it's about transforming schools with a learner-centered focus and facilitating powerful pedagogy. Redesigning Learning Spaces is filled with ways to do exactly that without an enormous investment of time and money."
"Dillon, Gilpin, Juliani, and Klein have masterfully put together a go-to, all-encompassing resource reaching everyone in education from the classroom level to the district level. Each author offers a unique perspective on how to intentionally start the redesign process so students can maximize their learning potential. Readers will walk away with practical ideas they can implement tomorrow along with a vision for strategic planning as they move forward in their process."
"Successfully educating a child is no longer simply a product of high quality curriculum and teaching alone. The learning space in which children learn can impact their education in profound and meaningful ways. Redesigning Learning Spaces provides a road map for educators to create and maintain high quality and and high impact learning spaces for children."
"All educators should read Redesigning Learning Spaces to begin thinking about how to construct an environment that creates energy, promotes positive school culture, and purposeful student learning. This book offers essential tools and serves as a fantastic guide to learning space redesign. With a few intentional changes, a dramatic impact can occur within your setting."
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