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With so much attention to curriculum and teaching skills to improve student achievement, it may come as a surprise that something as simple as how a classroom looks could actually make a difference in how students learn.
But classroom characteristics including natural light, a comfortable temperature and inclusive décor are linked to improved student achievement, according to a new analysis published in the inaugural issue of the journal Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
Read the paper, "Designing Classrooms to Maximize Student Achievement"
News release on the study
A 2011 research paper published in Computers & Education by Cheryan and Meltzoff, “Classrooms matter: The design of virtual classrooms influences gender disparities in computer science classes”