Many companies have changed in recent years, the space in which its employees work to improve productivity: sometimes involving an outlay of large budget, but sometimes not. What Google has done? However, as this is a web of education, how can we apply it to a classroom? How can we improve our performance and our students and improve their educational experience?
Google is known for its spaces extremely outlandish work: of course, needless to fill all of color, but our classrooms should be comfortable and facilitate, among other things, new ways of working and teaching methods: for example, collaborative work, equipment, blended learning if we are already very innovative…
Google takes data from all that improves productivity can detect early changes or problematic areas in which employees seem to have less comfort. In the case of the classroom, should, nor only space (the last row forever, we know, has been a trouble spot), but the methods and teaching styles that give us better results: in this way we can adjust agile enough what we do to the classroom context and its students. The student body is extremely heterogeneous, and only one sufficiently comprehensive monitoring can help us improve: for example, we could evaluate in the case of space, how they influence the windows, sit in the front or back row, work tables 4, 2 , … 6.
The workspace that Google designs is not to be nice, but after monitoring, it has shown certain optimizations in performance: for example, if you want to try in your class the commodore technique and compare their effectiveness with your group on non-use or use another. It would be appropriate to take quantitative and qualitative data every week: last allow us to fine adjustments on the fly. Are they see less tired, improves academic performance and participate more?
How repartition space for group work?
Of course, you cannot give an exact formula, only: test-evaluates, and so on until you reach clear conclusions. There are many possible distributions of work for collaborative projects or work in case 4 groups that are 4 different subtasks, 2 groups of two round tables … also depends on the content, but must take into account the space distribution: remember that moreover, it must also be comfortable.
What about the digital space?
Through social media, we can work precisely working methods in group and team projects, empowering our students to make decisions about their own learning and foster connection and collaboration with other schools (Worldwide! Yes! Languages!)
Getting your students improves their academic performance is vital you feel calm, comfortable and awake: try to make your school transversal activities related to health. A good diet and exercise physical have proven benefits in cognition and the mindfulness can be an extremely useful tool from an early age to save us unnecessary conflicts, deficits in emotional intelligence and self-regulation and pre-tests important nerves.