Have you ever thought about what your ideal learning environment or ideal school/classroom would be like? What if you were given a ‘blank cheque’ to make any changes you’d like? What would you do? How would you organise things?

Sir Ken Robinson is internationally recognized educator, author and public speaker. In this video interview some students from Santa Barbara Middle School ask Sir Robinson to use his imagination to design a learning place of his dreams. In this first part of the interview, he is asked questions such as: What would this ideal environment be called?  When would students meet? Who would be welcome there? What classes would be taught? Which ones would be mandatory?  How would breaks be handled? Think about the questions then watch and find out what this world renowned expert thinks.

Of course, different educators envision ideal learning environments in different ways. Here are some links to additional resources and articles:

Inclusive and Enjoyable Learning Environments

http://www.highlandschools-virtualib.org.uk/ltt/inclusive_enjoyable/environment.htm

Ideal Environment for Young Children

http://www.livestrong.com/article/227948-an-ideal-learning-environment-for-young-children/

Ideal Learning Environment (by Heather Edick)

http://mat.usc.edu/an-ideal-learning-environment/

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