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.

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.

Interactive Teaching and Learning at Politecnico di Milano

Background Politecnico di Milano, Italy’s largest University for Engineering, Architecture and Industrial Design is known for high quality teaching of students and

The Effects of a Stimulating Learning Environment

A dynamic and constantly changing reality requires adaptation and change in educational approaches: the student is no longer to be seen as a passive receptacle for knowledge, but as an active participant in the construction of knowledge.

Award-Winning Teacher Motivates with Active Learning

“The Steelcase Active Learning Classroom is going to start an entire movement of new makers and creators in our community.”

Learnlab at the Humboldt University, Berlin

In companies, schools, public institutions and universities, teachers and students battle with various challenges. Contemporary didactic methods and approaches in education are one thing – but creating and shaping the right learning environment is another.

A Revised Lesson Plan for Student Success

For too long, student success has mostly meant getting good grades and graduating on time. Now educational reformers throughout the world are formulating more individualized and relevant perspectives on what student success is and how to achieve it— within the classroom and beyond.