Giving Compass' Take:

• Shawna De La Rosa at Education Dive reports on the benefits of schools adopting a flexible learning environment in their classrooms.

• How can we accurately measure the success of flexible learning? What challenges do teachers face when implementing these strategies?

• To learn more about personalized and flexible learning environments, click here. 

In the workplace, companies are making the shift from traditional cubicles and desks to new, more appealing options around the office. In some cases, hammocks and couches are taking the place of office chairs and conference spaces, and collaboration rooms are stocked with ping pong tables to spark creativity. And schools are increasingly deciding their buildings should be no different.

Today’s educators are told to emphasize collaboration and personalized learning in their classrooms, and with traditional desks and rows, it's difficult to make that happen among their students. And as schools become more digital, students need to store fewer items inside a desk, such as paper textbooks and homework packets. Flexible learning has been proven to improve student learning and teacher effectiveness, too, and school leaders and administrators can help make the transition to this type of layout possible.

Read the full article about a flexible learning environment by Shawna De La Rosa at Education Dive