In a typical day, students switch tasks every 3 minutes, get interrupted every 11 minutes and take 23 minutes to get back on task, according to research by Steelcase Education. With those statistics, we cannot ignore the need for classroom learning space to reflect the demands of our Generation Z students. The students entering our classrooms today should expect a highly collaborative learning environment where creativity is encouraged, and their social, emotional well-being is recognized as a necessary component before any possibility of student outcomes are achieved. The wellbeing of any student should be our priority.

Read more about how this ITEF funded project helped change their space using these principles.