Authors: Robert Dillon, Ben Gilpin, A.J. Juliani, and Erin Klein
Pub Date: May 24, 2016

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Reviews for Redesigning Learning Spaces

"Redesigning Learning Spaces will take you beyond the standard classroom with ideas for creating spaces that sizzle with excitement and glow with beauty and grace."
Daniel H. Pink, author

"As a building principal, learning spaces are of utmost importance. It is the first thing you notice when entering. This book pushes thinking and gives practical advice to any building leader who wants to transform schools from what they were in 1916 to what they should be in 2016. We need schools to work for kids and a major obstacle in many places is the space. This book will enable you to change that mindset and conversation."
Douglas Timm, Principal
Carrie Downie Elementary, New Castle, DE

"Reading this will inspire you to reconsider the design of your entire school. I'm betting within a week of reading it, you will change something that positively impacts your students and staff."
Jon Harper, Assistant Principal
Sandy Hill Elementary School, Cambridge, MD

"The authors of this book live up to their reputations in this quick, but incredibly impactful book on Learning Spaces. I felt inspired, and at times challenged, to make real and meaningful changes to my own classroom space. I look at my classroom differently because of this text. What other book has made you do that?"
Jeff Charbonneau, National Teacher of the Year

"If you want to improve the opportunity for learning of your students you should read Redesigning Learning Spaces. The authors convey their passion, aesthetics, and tech savvy and pepper it with experience and examples to present a flavorful and practical book sure to inspire several actionable ideas. As a son of teachers, as a parent, and as a technologist, I recommend this book for educators who want to create a better learning experience for our children. (It is concise but chock full of practical, attainable actions educators can and should take to make sure a classroom environment is conducive to learning.)"
Gary Shapiro, President and CEO Consumer Technology Association
New York Times bestseller author of Ninja Innovation and The Comeback

"Redesigning Learning Spaces is an easy-to-access, thought-provoking, and persuasive argument for rethinking our learning environments. Dillon, Gilpin, Juliani, and Klein show that not only can learning spaces impact student achievement, but they can even shape and shift a school's entire culture. Innovative learning space design isn't about aesthetics; it's about transforming schools with a learner-centered focus and facilitating powerful pedagogy. Redesigning Learning Spaces is filled with ways to do exactly that without an enormous investment of time and money."
Dave Burgess, President of Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc.
New York Times Best Selling author of Teach Like a Pirate

"Dillon, Gilpin, Juliani, and Klein have masterfully put together a go-to, all-encompassing resource reaching everyone in education from the classroom level to the district level. Each author offers a unique perspective on how to intentionally start the redesign process so students can maximize their learning potential. Readers will walk away with practical ideas they can implement tomorrow along with a vision for strategic planning as they move forward in their process."
Todd Whitaker, educator, writer of over 30 top selling books, motivational speaker, educational consultant, professor, and leading presenter in the field of education

"Successfully educating a child is no longer simply a product of high quality curriculum and teaching alone. The learning space in which children learn can impact their education in profound and meaningful ways. Redesigning Learning Spaces provides a road map for educators to create and maintain high quality and and high impact learning spaces for children."
Josh Stumpenhorst, Author
The New Teacher Revolution

"All educators should read Redesigning Learning Spaces to begin thinking about how to construct an environment that creates energy, promotes positive school culture, and purposeful student learning. This book offers essential tools and serves as a fantastic guide to learning space redesign. With a few intentional changes, a dramatic impact can occur within your setting."
Dan Butler, Principal
Epworth Elementary School, Farley Elementary School

"As of now there are about 20 books in the Corwin Connected Educator Series, a seemingly ever-growing set of titles masterminded by Peter DeWitt and Corwin Press. Each book is short enough to be read in one sitting, which makes the collection ideal for book studies and professional development, both during the summer and throughout the school year. Also, each paperback is authored by one or two educators who speak (and blog, tweet, etc.) with a credible voice in the world of connected education. Some of the topics include:

  • Flipped leadership
  • Tools for connecting educators, parents, and communities
  • Blogging for educators
  • Best practices for establishing a makerspace
  • Tools to connect and empower teachers

Finally, all of the authors are active on social media, and they regularly present at local conferences, which helps in bringing to life the contents of these books."
Ross Cooper, Supervisor of Instructional Practice K-12
Salisbury Township School District, Edutopia