Why Educators Are Better Together

Micro schools, team taught classes, design thinking practices. In this episode, why it’s so crucial for educators to learn from each other. Tom Vander Ark, CEO of Getting Smart and author of Better Together, joins Steelcase WorkSpace Futures researchers Aileen Strickland-McGee and Gabby Scarritt for a discussion centered around the power of networking in education.

A Steelcase Education Customer Story: Xi’an Liangjiatan International School

Xi’an Liangjiatan International School (XLIS) partnered with Steelcase Education, embracing active learning to create an environment where students thrive, forming a new age for international schools in China. Read full article

Active Learning Fosters Soft Skills in Students

Employers are seeking students with strong soft skills, LaSalle College is using active learning pedagogy, tools and classrooms to teach these traits.

Coaching Students for the 21st-Century

How a forward-thinking school in Geneva, Switzerland joined forces with Steelcase Education to create learning environments that reflect life off campus and prepare students for the future.

Two Roads. One Educator. A Shared Journey.

Dr. Julie Marshall, Saluda Trail Middle School teacher in Rock Hill, South Carolina, shares her inspiring story of how active learning teaching methods and a double organ transplant empowered her students in surprising ways. She was one of the first recipients of the Steelcase Education Active Learning Center Grant which came at a serendipitous time. Dr. Marshall’s health challenges became a catalyst for learning and the new classroom helped improve student outcomes. Read more in Classroom Redesign Improves Reading.

A Two-Part Equation for Active Learning

Three educators boil down active learning into a two-part equation guaranteed to support student success and enhance teachers’ experiences in an active learning classroom.

String Theory Schools: Redefining Urban Education

Jason Corosanite, co-founder and chief innovation officer of String Theory Schools, shares how their pedagogies challenge conventional assumptions and help kids discover what they love at an early age.

Three Perspectives on the Future of Higher Education

Experts in education tackle how flipped learning, 21st century skills and virtual and augmented reality will change the way students learn.

School District Rethinks Creativity + Collaboration

How do you bring back the “buzz” in our schools? Dan Behm, superintendent of Forest Hills Public Schools in Grand Rapids, Michigan, wanted to banish boring and reinvigorate students, teachers and staff at all levels. Steelcase’s Applied Research + Consulting team worked with his district to rethink curiosity, collaboration and communication.

Active 8th Graders

A renovation of a district’s schools, Hall Middle, helped propel the administration and faculty to embrace active learning.