Studies show that the quality of your classroom environment is a significant determinant of student learning. Classrooms that are painted with colour, lighted with full-spectrum lighting, and devoid of visual noise result in improved academic performance and decreased disruptive, off-task behaviour.
Here are surprising ways classroom design can help set students up for success.
1. Classroom Layout
Improvements to classroom layout, like creating space for independent work or making a clear pathway to access school supplies. result in a 45% increase in academic engagement.
2. Classroom Colour
Purposeful use of colour in classrooms and schools can decrease eye fatigue and increase students’ productivity.
3. Classroom Walls
Removing clutter on the walls and personalizing student spaces are easy ways to improve student focus, engagement and memorization.
Students who are exposed to more daylight in the classroom score 26% higher on math and reading tests than those with less exposure to light.
5. Beyond the Classroom: Digital Spaces
Learning spaces go beyond the classroom walls. Display screens and audio systems are integral to successful digital learning experiences.