Many of us are reconsidering our library/learning spaces and how they can better fit the needs of our students and schools. But before we start buying furniture or retrofitting our rooms, we need to establish our intentions for the space. A well-designed space works because all the pieces of it serve intentional purposes — purposes that are matched to those who use the space. It means, in a classroom or library, meeting the many “intentions” that make it flexible throughout the given day or year. […]
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And the children shall lead them?
How often do students not want an assignment to end? In the blogosphere, we often talk about the transformative power of assignments that ignite student passions and connect them to a global audience, and the importance a tool like blogging can play in that. In this case, Christian Long’s Alice Project wasn’t just about blogging but allowing students to discover, write about, and share their ideas and understanding with one another. What tremendous power in giving students the reins to discover their own understanding. But who […]