Breakout spaces carry a variety of uses from relaxation areas, holding meetings, eating, having a phone conversation or even a work environment that is a change of scenery from someone’s usual desk.Breakout spaces need to be adaptable as a result of their use and are encouraged in any work and learning environment to foster mental wellbeing and morale and so more and more businesses, colleges and universities are investing their time and money in including or redesigning a well thought out breakout area.When it comes to breakout spaces for schools, finding places for students to meet or gather outside of the classroom is invaluable.
These spaces can be created throughout the school such as the end of a corridor, at the intersection of corridors, or an area just outside the classroom.
Breakout spaces are used for individual study, one-on-one interaction, small groups, or for a few individuals to work on a team project.
For teachers, breakout spaces are great to interact informally with other teachers, administration, and school staff.With elementary age students, seating areas include soft chairs, built in seating such as a bench, and creating a space on the floor.
A bench needs to be height appropriate and can provide storage for books or supplies.
Wall surfaces should be fun and attractive.Features incorporate iPads, activity wall boards, magnetic, tack, and marker boards.