How school design can stimulate students' learning

Learning spaces should be designed to cultivate students' creativity and discovery, says Jim Childress, a partner in Centerbrook Architects and Planners, an architecture firm in Connecticut. In this commentary, he writes about several schools embracing this theory, including one in Missouri that boasts larger math and science laboratories, where spaces for science and math are integrated into other disciplines. There also are spaces where students can display their work and connect with their peers, he writes.

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