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The Nerdy Teacher

The Nerdy Teacher
During my time in Los Angeles this past week, I had an amazing opportunity to visit a couple of spaces that made me drool. I was given a tour of YouTube Space LA and SoulPancake offices. After seeing how they design their work areas and why they designed them that way, I just want to take a sledgehammer to my 80 year old room and start from scratch. (Don't worry South, I would never do that. I just wish I could.) I've actually written about Learning Spaces before on my blog after I visited Evernote's office.

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