Innovative School Design

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Award-winning teacher, Greg Miyanaga, tells us how he transformed his learning space (and has since helped others near his school in the Canadian province of British Columbia to do the same) using lots of imagination but very little cash.

Years back, and as a bit of a joke, I created a calm, quiet personal oasis within my school.  I was teaching grade 2 and doing some support work, and I needed a place to store materials when I was not in the classroom.  The principal gave me access to the store room which was back then, an unused classroom, and you can probably imagine what it looked like: metal shelving piled with toilet paper and fluorescent tubes, earthquake supplies, unused tables and desks, old books and texts piled up, etc.  

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