As we see a major shift in the office space design, we can expect the design elements that were once popular within the classroom to also shift. The education model is being turned on its head as more educators and students are questioning the dated approach that students should be taught solely in the classroom.

Post-pandemic, we noticed many companies moved towards a hybrid approach, allowing their employees to create a better work-life balance. That change caused a ripple which led to companies rethinking their overall office structure to help promote productivity. Similarly, educators are thinking more about the “whole child” approach. This approach thinks more about how to create environments that help foster cognitive, social, and emotional development.

When thinking about how to best create spaces for this new educational approach, educators are leaning into what their students need the most. Sensory rooms are becoming more popular among schools to help with neurodiversity and behavioral health. This idea has also been replicated within the workplace.

There is a lot to learn from the education system and even more to consider when we think of productivity among adults. To continue promoting personal and career growth, we have to bring it back to our own education and think about what worked and what didn’t. These changes could make a greater and more positive impact.