May is National Inventor’s Month, which is a perfect time to stress collaborative learning, science, innovation, technology and creative thinking. Educators can also use the opportunity to spotlight historical figures, events and math concepts connected to the world’s best inventions. Of course getting through a month’s worth of special activities will require the right school furniture and supplies to be readily available. So, why not get together with educators and parents to ensure that your institution is fully equipped to join in on the auspicious, annual occasion? Here are a few school furnishings that you might want to mention:
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Collaborative desk makers are definitely having fun designing new shapes to better allow 21st century students to work in pods and then again, individually. Balt’s latest design concept, Cloud 9, rounds out this week’s new product spotlight.
Schools around the country are embracing collaborative learning in the classroom. Schools located in Naperville, Illinois, and Ann Arbor, Michigan are embracing 21st century education by creating a learning environment that encourages collaboration.
Hundreds of elementary schools across the country are moving away from the lecture-style desk layout of ordered rows to grouped seating. Collaborative desks are used to form pods, which allow groups of up to eight students the ability to gather together and work as a team.
Collaborative desks and tables are starting to become part of new open space office designs that promote the idea of better efficiency.
Yes, the private cubicle in the office might have had its place in allowing employees to do things that couldn’t be seen by others. But is privacy going away in favor of being more accessible to other employees?
How Collaborative Desks Can Change the Psychology of Employees
Depending on your point of view, residing in a private cubicle may not be as good for you psychologically as being in a more collaborative space. The new thought seems to be saying that when an employee is sitting in a more open environment and using collaborative desks, they’re more apt to be openly engaged in work to avoid slacking. That’s because those employees might be afraid someone will notice them zoning out.