It is hard to know whether this work is making a difference. There is such urgency to support our students, teachers, and communities with learning environments that heal, nurture, and inspire. With over a century of industrial-style educational facilities to transform, the work can feel daunting at times. Which is why it is so encouraging that Schools That Heal is being embraced and honored in school communities and professions across the country, and beyond. Every new community member, designer, organization, and school decision-maker who reads it brings the hope of another school remaking itself to benefit health, learning, and feelings of belonging. I’m pleased to share a few noteworthy moments from the past six months, below. May we all go into the winter break feeling encouraged and optimistic that one day all of our schools will invite, support, and reflect everyone who steps foot inside them.
Schools That Heal presented with an introduction by Dr. Howard Frumkin for the Trust for Public Land and the Children & Nature Network’s Peer Learning Network.
Schools That Heal author interview by the Landscape Architecture Podcast.
Schools That Heal author interview by GGA Partner and Design Director Greg Kochanowski in GGA Speaker Series.