Dedicated to all the students sitting quietly in class, needing to get their wiggles out. 

GROUPWERK embodies design that reflect images of students thinking, conversing and making together. It is the educational consulting service of Doug McIntosh with three connected features of Learning Design, Physical Space Design and Digital Space Design. Together, these interworking designs are essential in crafting engaging learning environments. 

As educators, before we can talk about "collaborative learning," we first need to talk about "social and emotional learning" as the heart and soul to student communications and collaborations. As technology has become so ubiquitous in the twenty-first century, many people have come to lean on technology to lead educational systems change. However, I'm more encouraged by the growing movement to focus on crafting "well-being" into learning environments as a social and emotional support for learning. In a word, think of "cozy" to guide a teacher, librarian, administrator or architect in their design of a learning space or school. Students today still need the human touch to facilitate their conversations and collaborations as they maturate in both physical and digital learning spaces.  Doug McIntosh

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