Opportunities for
Influence & Autonomy

Nooks

Nooks - quiet, craft, maker-space, break-out

Re-utilization

  • Identify areas that can be used for quiet; post clear signage for use of spaces

  • Designate a calm-down corner / peace corner

  • Area of refuge - quiet observation

  • Adjacent quiet alternatives to louder spaces; supervised alternative to assemblies

  • Edge space -balconies for quiet observation

  • Layers of shelter - areas of retreat, areas of observation, areas of participation

  • Not overcrowding areas

  • Outdoor quiet spaces - access to outdoor quiet spaces - outdoor supervisable quiet spaces- visibility from learning spaces

  • The ability to hide

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Minor Intervention

  • Acoustical treatments w/ finishes to help create quiet spaces

  • Lighting treatments to help spaces feel more intimate, cozy

  • Area of refuge - quiet observation

  • Phone booths, pods, small construction for quiet spaces

  • Lowered visual height, reduced volume of spaces - smaller nooks, caves, hiding spots

  • Edge space -balconies for quiet observation

  • Layers of shelter - areas of retreat, areas of observation, areas of participation

  • Not overcrowding areas

  • Outdoor quiet spaces - access to outdoor quiet spaces - outdoor supervisable quiet spaces- visibility from learning spaces

  • The ability to hide

  • Provide softness - texture, materials, cozy/comfortable furniture

3

Major Intervention

  • Area of refuge - quiet observation

  • Edge space -balconies for quiet observation

  • Layers of shelter - areas of retreat, areas of observation, areas of participation

  • Not overcrowding areas

  • Outdoor quiet spaces - access to outdoor quiet spaces - outdoor supervisable quiet spaces- visibility from learning spaces

  • The ability to hide