It’s not exactly rocket science. Many of us have been doing this stuff for years. Sometimes we’re mocked for being all “new age” or “hippies” but this usually comes from teachers whose pride is hurt when their students walk past and say “why isn’t our classroom like that?”.
Making this sort of fundamental change to the way learning spaces are put together is not only ridiculously effective, it is also ridiculously obvious. I love the way Stephen Heppell basically makes us all feel like idiots in charge of POW camps for making kids sit on those chairs!!!
It doesn’t take much thought or effort to make a few changes. But, with lots of thought and effort, you can revolutionize classrooms and create “lovely seductive places” that kids would love to learn in.