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Four Rooms of Change in schools

How can we get everyone in a school, from management, staff, students to parents, to create a better school together? The Four Rooms of Change has been used in schools and classrooms for many years.

School developmentWhile implementing the concept Four Rooms in Schools the first step is to introduce it to the leadership of the school and then to the teachers. After that, the teachers introduce it in the classrooms. The method is very easily accessible, and as soon as it is introduced, children and students use it every day. It has measurable effects on learning and wellbeing and reduces the tendencies that lead to bullying. The concept includes teacher training, step-by-step-guides, classroom kits, classroom essentials and supervision from experienced teachers during the implementation process.

Studies and articles

Studies and written articles about Four Rooms in Schools are available. Contact us here if you want to read more!

Some experiences from work with the Four Rooms in schools

  • Better learning results
  • Better psychological classroom climate
  • The contact between each pupil and his or her specific teacher has significantly increased
  • The teacher now sees and interprets each pupil’s needs and desires much more clearly
  • The tendency for bullying has decreased significantly
  • The pupils express a more developed form of empathy and are much more at ease with expressing their own feelings and needs
  • “My work with the Children’s Four Rooms of Change does not steal time as I thought it would – it gives time”
  • “My students and I learned that the Four Rooms is not a program but a way of being”

… and from the work with adults in schools

  • “We stick to the task more in our conversations – we keep our focus on our main objectives!”
  • “Earlier on we talked almost always about the kids, nowadays also about our ourselves”
  • “We are supposed to work in teams. Now at last we seem to have a tool that will really help us”
  • “The performance appraisals with the team leaders become more personal and meaningful and the learnings go directly back to the work teams”
  • “It is easier today to relate to the really difficult tasks”
  • “The Four Rooms of Change supports us in giving and receiving feed-back”
  • “As a principal I can now work much more systematically”

Watch video

Heini Bargum on using The Four Rooms of Change in schools

Case: Four Rooms of Change at MacKillop College

Four Rooms of Change at MacKillop College“The Four Rooms of Change has invigorated my teaching. No longer am I guessing how students are feeling. I can directly ask students about their welfare as they understand that to have a better classroom climate that’s what I will do. I do believe that little, if any, bullying occurs in the classroom. If it occurs outside the class at recess or lunch, the Four Rooms of Change gives a forum to discuss and develop strategies as to how best to handle the situation. I will be very interested to follow how this particular class fares next year. I hope that they will be encouraged to use The Four Rooms of Change and as a result further grow as empathetic individuals and continue to support one another as a learning group.”

Read more about the Four Rooms of Change at McKillop Collage

Some other experiences from school