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[1 Dec 2010 | Comments Off on Designing learning spaces | ]

Desks, chairs, walls, and windows all have an impact on both the way we learn and the moods they create. Therefore it is extremely important that we design physical learning structures with utmost care.

December 2010, Spaces for learning »

[1 Dec 2010 | Comments Off on Designing kindergarten classrooms | ]

For most young children, the kindergarten is their formal introduction to the outside world. Therefore, while setting up a kindergarten classroom we should take care that the surroundings appear familiar, safe, and welcoming. Find some tips here.

December 2010, Spaces for learning »

[1 Dec 2010 | One Comment | ]

It is common knowledge that colours excite, dull, or calm one’s moods. So why not use this knowledge to add some colour to our schools?

December 2010, Spaces for learning »

[1 Dec 2010 | Comments Off on Making the most of limited space | ]

While it is desirable that schools are built on large open areas, in a country like India space is a luxury. Therefore, it is up to each of us to make the most of the space we have available. Read to find out how a few government schools in Tamilnadu are creatively using the limited space they have.

December 2010, Spaces for learning »

[1 Dec 2010 | 3 Comments | ]

When natural disasters strike, everybody’s attention is on rehabilitating the people affected by the disaster. Damage caused to schools and the life within is always pushed to the back burner. But along with rehabilitation, ensuring that schools can continue working normally is extremely important.

December 2010, Spaces for learning »

[1 Dec 2010 | Comments Off on Inside a Waldorf school | ]

What does space mean in the Waldorf context? How important is space to the Waldorf system. Read to find out.

December 2010, Spaces for learning »

[1 Dec 2010 | Comments Off on Taking a peek into the staffroom | ]

What is life like inside a staffroom? Take a peek.

December 2010, Spaces for learning »

[1 Dec 2010 | Comments Off on Grounds for safe play | ]

How can you make playgrounds safe for play? What skills do playgrounds encourage? What are the things a physical education teacher should keep in mind when on a playground? Find the answers here.

December 2010, Spaces for learning »

[1 Dec 2010 | Comments Off on Classroom design – a psychological approach | ]

Using a psychological approach while designing a classroom can help make a given space more conducive to learning. Find out how.

December 2010, Spaces for learning »

[1 Dec 2010 | Comments Off on Learning to learn together | ]

Collaborative learning is a popular teaching-learning methodology. See how this teacher used this method to inculcate excitement and a desire to study in her class.