Posts by Randy Fielding
Activate Your Hallways!
In schools around the world, hallways are waiting to be activated. Start learning outside the box.
How to Design a Learning Commons
Learning in a multipurpose space can be a challenge if the space is not designed properly. In this article, we shed light on six crucial design elements for creating learning commons where students thrive.
Inclusive and Homelike Bathrooms
As social-cultural conceptions of privacy, gender, race, and identity have evolved, anxieties and challenges have been illuminated related to the design, use, and interactions associated with public restrooms. Randy Fielding and Cierra Mantz shares more in their latest post.
Learning Suites: A First Step in Overcoming Isolation in Schools
Physical isolation presents a barrier to the kind of authentic learning we often desire in 21st-century schools. Learning Suites are part of the solution to break out of isolated learning environments.
The Multilayered Benefits of Writable Surfaces
Writable Surfaces is one of the most popular design patterns at SchoolPatterns.com. Nathan Strenge shares a short story from his teaching days that highlight its multilayered benefits.
Personalized Storage in Schools
Randy Fielding explores the changing needs to give students personal storage in school, and the solutions can have surprising benefits.
School With a View: Vistas, Movement, and Learner Well-being
Randy Fielding explores how views outside and interior vistas can have a significant impact on learner well-being.
A Spatial Paradigm for Thriving Learners
School environments can be designed to foster holistically thriving learners. Fielding International’s Thriving Paradigm explains how.
6 Elements of Thriving Learners
Randy Fielding and Nathan Strenge share how cultivating six elements of thriving learners will make a deep and last social impact.
Welcoming Entry and Layered Access
Holistic health and safety, including physical security, are paramount in the design of today’s schools. Randy Fielding explores design patterns that begin to address this need.