Saturday, December 7, 2013

Collaboration is coming to the forefront of public education. The "hive" design helps students develop their abilities in developing collaboration. Following are practical suggestions for optimizing classroom space in order to encourage collaboration. Courtesy of ASCD Smart Brief.

Teacher: "Hive" design gives classroom an innovative buzz
Emily E. Smith, an educator in Austin, Texas, named her classroom "The Hive Society" and details in this blog post how she has transformed it into a "vessel for innovation to bloom." Inspired by photos of technology start-ups, Smith redesigned her room to inspire creativity -- developing spaces where students could work together, spread out and collaborate. "It's time for the world of education to not only redefine the curriculum placed in the hands of America's teachers, but also to redefine the classrooms in which we breed young scholars," she writes. The Huffington Post/The Blog (11/26)

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