How Does a Classroom Design Affect a Child’s Ability to Learn? 14 Medical & Educational Experts Weigh in…

Student outcomes are the most relevant factor when it comes to measuring the success of a learning environment. Though classroom design has an important influence on learning achievement, the majority of time is spent on traditional methods of enhancing the learning progress, such as executing standardized tests, professional growth for educators, and advancement or mediation courses for students. Thanks to a growing awareness of the profound impact classroom design can have on the educational achievements of students, opinions on classroom design are changing, as educators are making strides toward constructing optimal learning environments with the goal of meeting the educational needs of various groups of students.

I found that as a classroom teacher, allowing students to choose the spots they found most comfortable to work in helped students concentrate and allowed me to concentrate on facilitating learning, not managing behavior. – Jennifer Stringer

Classroom Design Tips for Productive Learning from Worthington Direct
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Preschool Seating for Engagement

With preschoolers learning different types of material day in and day out, having the right classroom set up is critical for an optimal learning experience.  A preschool classroom equipped with an efficient seating solution creates a fun, welcoming, and engaging atmosphere for students while allowing teachers to tailor their lesson plans for a changing learning environment. When deciding on seating solutions that keep your preschoolers comfortable and engaged, it’s important to look at the following factors.

Participation is Key

Regardless of age, participation is a critical theme that ensures students are attentive, interested, and engaged during class.  Organizing your learning environment that promotes participation fuels discussion, collaboration, and makes for an interesting learning experience.  The Soft Seating Stool Set by Children’s Factory is an excellent solution to keep students learning.  These stools enable children to participate in teacher-led activities such as greetings, songs, story time, and show & tell.

Painters Soft Seating Stool Set by Children's Factory

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Three Reasons to Update your Conference Room Chairs

When planning the perfect meeting, the style of chairs is often the last thing on your mind.  While there are no shortage of details and action items to plan, recent studies have shown that choosing seating that makes a statement can impact meeting productivity. Instead of the hard-backed chairs used in traditional offices, an emerging trend by companies to distinguish themselves is to utilize more contemporary designs such as the Sunkar Side Chair. With that in mind, here are three ways that your seating choices can affect the quality of your meeting:

Shankar Side Chair1.) Uncomfortable furniture may leave a bad taste in clients’ mouths. Most likely you have been stuck in an uncomfortable office chair enduring a long meeting that had no end in sight.  Feeling uncomfortable is often a takeaway when reflecting on past meetings and less about productivity, new concepts, and the cultivating of of fresh, new ideas. Instead, create a memorable experience by introducing clients to a meeting environment they’ve never seen before.  Worthington Direct’s comprehensive selection of Conference Chairs helps to create a unique and lasting impression for your clients.

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Teacher Organization for a Mobile Classroom

As a teacher, you know that organization is the key to working efficiently. Tracking and managing student paperwork, keeping track of instructional materials and maintaining your inventory of classroom supplies can be a daunting task in and of itself. But when you’re a teacher with a mobile classroom, this process can be even more overwhelming.

Some teachers have dedicated instructional space. Others are in a variety of different environments and group settings throughout the day. This constant movement requires extra planning and specific equipment. When adapting your organization tactics for mobility, think ease of use (or in this case, ease of movement):

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