Domain 2 of our Appraisal plan deals with creating an environment that is conducive to learning. As I read the following article, I reflected upon my own classroom and made a mental checklist to see if I followed the design principles mentioned here. Most of us do a great job of creating inviting, stimulating and manageable learning environments for our students, but I am a believer that there is always room for improvement. Some of these principles might just give your learning environment the tweak that moves it from great to outstanding!
Thursday, August 30, 2012 5:30 pm, Posted by Katie Lepi
Good design is everywhere: on websites, in objects you use in your home, the car you drive every day. But often, design is missing from the modern classroom, and we think that’s a big mistake.
Educators have a lot to learn from the principles of design, bringing strategic thought and creativity to today’s classrooms. Well-designed classrooms and educational plans can have a positive impact on educational outcomes, and it all starts with educators.
Read on to find out about the 25 design principles that we think are important for educators to use and understand.
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