Sitting in a discussion at Lonestar Edubloggercon listening to David Jakes (@djakes) and Ryan Bretag (@ryanbretag) talking about learning spaces.
Where does learning happen? It should happen in the whole building.
Build the space you want teachers to work in, then bring them to that space to train them. Let them experience learning themselves in that space. Model the space with them. Don't just try to create the space and expect them to change.
What does it mean to be well educated? And what type of space allows that to happen? These are the questions that we should be asking.
Turn non-learning spaces into non-traditional learning spaces. Google learning streets to get some more ideas.
Resources to look at:
Flickr search for learning commons
Google search for learning streets
Learning Spaces Educause e-Book