East Montpelier Elementary School

The Whole Child Framework – Part III: Learning


A Framework for Understanding the Goals of School Design Introduction: This article is part three of a four part series exploring the Whole Child framework. The final article will discuss Engagement in further detail. In the article on “Wellness”, we discussed how the goal of creating a safe, healthy and accessible school provides a solid […]

Diagram provided by Frank Locker, PhD

Digital Crayon: Writing Educational Specifications


When beginning a facilities project, it is important for the Owner to define the various goals of the project. Is it to improve collaboration between students or teachers? Is it to provide social spaces that help build a sense of community? Does the school need additional capacity? The Educational Specifications (Ed Specs) is a document […]