Educators are constantly referencing the importance of instilling 21st century skills and preparing students for the future workplace, meanwhile our schools look like they did over 100 years ago. Are we missing the point? Why can’t classrooms be adapted to look more like a workplace with modern technology and collaborative work spaces? These and many other questions are driving a change in the way that we look at the physical side of education. Changing the way our schools and classrooms look might contribute a great deal to the way that we teach and learn, and to the profession as a whole. That being said, district and school decision makers can look at modern teaching practices as a basis for planning and upgrading existing schools. Just as the instructional practices change from one class to another, so should the physical nature of the classroom. Teaching is modular and the teaching and learning surroundings should be as well.
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Could the School of the Future be Modular?