Teacher Workspaces

Title Abstract Publication Date
20 Ways to Create a Healthy Faculty Environment Includes recommendations on an optimum faculty lounge. 10/17/2011
A Comparative Analysis of the Importance of Middle School Building Characteristics to Teachers, Principals, and Architects. This North Carolina study determined what stakeholders using middle school facilities deemed as important characteristics for educational facilities compared to the architects' perceptions. The... 04/22/1991
A Comparative Analysis of the Importance of Selected Elementary School Building Characteristics to Teachers, Principals, and Architects. Examines the perceptions of teachers, principals, and architects relative to a set of building characteristics for a new elementary school. The data suggests that each group perceives school design... 12/31/1990
A Descriptive Analysis of the Perspectives of Neville High School's Teachers Regarding the Schools Renovation This paper describes a study conducted at Neville High School (Louisiana) in 1996-1997 designed to examine the effects of facility renovation on faculty morale. Questions considered participant views... 11/04/1998
A Firm Fit. Explains how to choose classroom furniture that complements the teaching methodology and fits classroom configurations and needs. Purchasing considerations beyond quality, price, and service are... 04/30/1998
A Quick Guide for Floating Teachers. Advises teachers without permanent classrooms on what facilities privileges they need to ask for, how to claim and organize their space, and how to instill respect for the room on the part of the... 12/31/2004
Administrative Areas/Offices. Describes administrative offices at the Comal Independent School District and Texas Tech University that were recognized in the American School and University Magazine's Educational Interiors... 07/31/2008
Administrative Areas/Offices. Profiles five administrative office areas selected for the 2009 American School and University Magazine Education Interiors Showcase. The projects were chosen for their ability to integrate current... 07/31/2009
American Trends in School Design Passantino discusses how demographic changes, new teaching paradigms, the integration of technology, and community collaboration will affect educational facility design in the new millenium. New... 04/30/1997
An Analysis of Teachers' Perceptions of Their School Environment. The relationships between schools' physical environments and the teachers who work in them were explored. Eleven middle school teachers were interviewed about their orientation toward and... 02/16/1982
At Home in the Elementary School Research completed at the Department of Architecture, University of Nottingham, England, has asked these research questions: (1) what effect does the built environment have on the manner in which... 06/30/1990
Building Blueprints: Administrative/Office Space. Advises on creation of school administrative spaces that are secure, illustrate a desirable environmental culture, and encourage collaboration. 10/31/2008
Building Blueprints: Classrooms and Teaching Spaces. Discusses innovative school facilities being created in Hammond, Indiana. With extensive teacher input in place, the district boasts several new and remodeled facilities that feature optimal learning... 01/31/2006
Building Blueprints: Science Facilities. Addresses the need for safe science teaching spaces, made safe and cost-effective by being placed at the center of a space shared by adjacent teaching pods for math and liberal arts. 04/30/2010
Building Blueprints: Teacher Workspaces. Describes desirable features of teacher workspaces, including interdisciplinary mingling, small conference tables, and accessibility to students. 10/31/2006
Can Space Motivate(or Demotivate) Science Teachers? Englehardt presents research showing a correlation between spacial attributes and teaching methods in science teachers. He discusses findings related to laboratory design, access to specialized... 06/30/1988
Changing the Architecture of Teachers' Minds. Presents a collection of case studies that point toward the vital importance of multi-use architecture in the not-as-yet-realized symbiosis between architects and educators. The article argues that... 12/31/1992
Classroom Design and How It Influences Behavior Presents suggestions for organizing the early childhood classroom, focusing on play unit assessment and creating accessible areas that hold children's interest. Discusses how classroom design... 04/30/1997
Common Space, Common Time, Common Work. Profiles the use of common teacher workspaces at Maine's Poland Regional High School to enable new and veteran teachers to converse about curricular and pedagogical decisions, student learning,... 04/30/2005
Creating a Learning Environment for Pre-Service Teachers This paper presents statistics from ongoing research on a unique learning environment developed at the University of Missouri-Columbia College of Education (MU-CoE). MU-CoE has developed a new... 04/18/1999
Creating an Inviting Classroom Environment. This booklet presents suggestions for teachers, administrators, and parents about how to make a school better by improving the physical environment. Information comes from a study that analyzed... 12/31/1997
Creating Learning Places for Teachers, Too. This book advances the premise that teachers, in addition to students, must be viewed as customers of the school. Teachers' jobs and work environments must therefore be redesigned for maximum... 12/31/1993
Design and Technology Accommodation in Secondary Schools. A Design Guide. Building Bulletin 81. This publication illustrates examples and suggests an approach individual schools can use to assess their own design and technology accommodation requirements. Sections 1 and 2 give a guide to the... 04/22/1996
Designing a Responsive School: The Benefits of a Participatory Process Inadequate school facility planning carries fiscal, human, and academic costs. Building a responsive school requires that future inhabitants participate in the planning process. The accommodation of... 05/31/1996
Designing Spaces for Effective Learning: A Guide to 21st Century Learning Space Design. Addresses the design of entrances, teaching spaces, vocational teaching spaces, learning centres, and social spaces in higher education facilities. Within each category, issues of flexibility, future... 12/31/2005