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Common space, Chromebooks, whiteboards, and windows. Lots and lots of windows.

In practical terms, educators should do everything they can to beg borrow and steal furniture, tools, technology, and accessories that will allow them to create collaborative spaces in their classrooms.

Start with this: Does there even need to be a "front" of the room?

Schools and classrooms must be redesigned to allow students and teachers the needed space and opportunity to do the types of things that will create the leaders of tomorrow.

Even if schools or teachers wanted to experiment with new forms of collaboration or innovation, it's hard to do so in spaces that were designed for the factory model of education.

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