21st Century Learning: 5 Ways to Arrange Collaborative Desks

In today’s education environment, it is almost impossible to avoid hearing the word “collaboration.” Not only is collaboration an important 21st century college and career readiness skill, but for many students, face-to-face communication is slowly being replaced by screen time, causing an even greater skills deficit.

Educators face the vital task of teaching students how to converse, create, and work together in the classroom environment. So how does an educator go about teaching collaboration skills? One quick and easy strategy is to use collaborative desks. In order to create an environment that fosters communication, try out these 5 collaborative desk arrangements:

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Classroom Design Elements to Inspire Productivity

The look and feel of classrooms is changing to accommodate modern learning practices. As researchers discover new insights about the psychology of learning, more teachers are using their findings to tweak design elements and enhance the classroom experience.

Modern classroom design for inspired learning

 In the modern classroom, teachers often spend little time lecturing to students. Instead, they act as mentors and provide support as needed while students engage with their subject matter individually. Using a number of educational approaches, these hands-on learning experiences improve student focus and retention rates. Here are some of the most intriguing advancements changing the look and feel of classrooms around the world:
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