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.

Future Focus: 3 Skills for Tomorrow’s Classroom

Looking ahead, three skills may prepare future learners for a highly unpredictable, hypercompetitive world.   As a manager in Steelcase’s

Photos: Library Renovation Gives Students Control

The Pierre and Marie Curie University library renovation in Paris found a way to inspire collaboration without losing focus. See