We have taken a different approach to engaging students on the campus that I lead. Our original idea was to bring a college feel to a middle school campus and show our students what the future of their educational experience would like. Flexible seating, collaboration areas, and student choice over the location and pace that learning will take place are our areas of focus.
Our students love having the opportunity to choose the place in which they complete their work. We have designed five collaborative workspaces with flexible seating for our students and teachers to use how they see fit. Students can arrange these collaborative spaces they way that they need it and then reset the area once they are done. Teachers appreciate the flexibility that our learning spaces provide for their classes are always tinkering with new ways to use them.
How can you create flex spaces in your school?