"If you could design your own learning environment or your own school, what would it look like or be like?"
I don't think we involve children enough in the decision making process, especially when it comes to their education. Of course, not all these students' ideas are realistic or doable, but we can at least dream, can't we? Our world's most innovative products didn't come about by doing the same old thing all the time. They came from pepole who dreamed, people who had what were sometimes considered to be crazy ideas. Well, "Hip, Hip, Hooray!" for crazy ideas. I sure would like to teach in some of the schools you're about to see.