SPACE: Thoughts, Ideas, Hacks on Learning Space Design by Rebecca Louise Hare and Robert Dillon supports the conversation around this necessary revolution happening in education concerning reshaping school spaces to better support learning. This book goes well beyond the noise on learning space design that focuses on pretty Pinterest classrooms and moves towards a more sophisticated conversation about how learning spaces support and drive brain-friendly learning.
It is essential that we work together to craft powerful parent-teacher partnerships that meet the needs of today’s students and schools. In this important new book, authors Robert Dillon and Melissa Nixon explain how schools and families can work together so that the needs of children are always met. Whether you’re a parent hoping to work more effectively with your child’s teacher, or a principal or teacher looking for ways to understand families’ needs, you’ll be able to use the strategies in this resource to improve your communication and build deeper connections.
Loaded with practical takeaways and sample stories, this book will help you:
- Clearly communicate a child’s educational goals;
- Make connections with other schools and school districts to build community and broaden your range of resources;
- Hold educators accountable without alienating them;
- Develop communication strategies to address difficult topics like underperformance and misbehavior;
- Show compassion and gratitude;
- And more!
With the practical suggestions in this book, you’ll be able to rekindle more engagement and excitement into students’ learning at school and at home.
Bring hope, joy, and positive energy back into the daily work of the classroom. In this book, learn to design brain-friendly learning environments that foster engagement, productivity, and achievement while allowing for seamless integration of educational technology. Discover how flexible, welcoming, and comfortable learning spaces can prepare students for the future.
In this book you’ll:
- Find resources for redesigning spaces on a sustainable budget
- Support technology integration through blended and virtual learning
- Hear from teachers and schools whose successfully transformed spaces have increased student achievement
“Redesigning Learning Spaces will take you beyond the standard classroom with ideas for creating spaces that sizzle with excitement and glow with beauty and grace.” (Daniel H. Pink, author)
“The authors of this book live up to their reputations in this quick, but incredibly impactful book on Learning Spaces. I felt inspired, and at times challenged, to make real and meaningful changes to my own classroom space. I look at my classroom differently because of this text. What other book has made you do that?” (Jeff Charbonneau, National Teacher of the Year)
Help your students find and keep the joy in learning!
When creative use of technology meets outstanding teaching, incredible learning happens. This insightful guide is for all educators ready to move into a new commitment to true learning. Principal and respected digital educator Robert Dillon shows readers how to:
- Use student engagement to promote authentic, thoughtful learning
- Learn how 16 innovative connected educators provided incredible learning opportunities for their students
- Implement new technology resources and strategies for all classrooms and grade levels
- Help students build critical thinking skills and gain confidence in their unique voices
“Dillon provides useful tips and resources for transforming your classes into communities in which students help each other succeed. This book is full of examples of teachers using technology to support collaboration and motivate students. Integrating technology is a tough journey, but teachers who implement the tips in this book will see how taking that journey transforms their practice and helps them make meaningful connections with their students.”
Shelly Terrell, Education Speaker and Trainer, Author
Being a connected educator is a requirement today for relevant teaching. However, often, many do not know what effects being connected has on learning. What Bob lays out in this book are the stories and methods every educator needs to know to ensure they are providing the best possible learning for students. The ideas are practical and can work in classrooms that are rich with technology or even those without. A must-add to any professional library.”
Steven W. Anderson, @web20classroom, Author, The Relevant Educator
In an era of high stakes accountability, testing, and standardization in education, Dr. Robert Dillon attempts to bring the student back into the center of the learning. This book is ideal for school leaders and teacher leaders that are searching for a new way to inject fresh energy and ideas into their learning spaces. By placing student engagement and the joy of learning into the center of the conversation, Dr. Dillon is able to showcase how providing students with choice, voice, and authentic audience can allow deeper learning to occur. Throughout the book, readers have the opportunity to journey with a principal as he regains his footing as a leader and begins to moving away from the inertia to just manage his school. In parallel, readers will be presented with ten proven strategies for bringing the quality of learning to their learning spaces that students, teachers, parents, and a community can truly celebrate. Dr. Dillon weaves this story into a vision of what is possible for schools when courage, leadership, and desire to maximize the potential of all students is paramount.