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Koi Collaborative Desks – New Product Spotlight

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In regards to Feng Shui, the water element is said to enhance the ability to go with the flow.  The Koi fish on the other hand are known for their strength and ability to swim upstream, through waterfalls and other obstacles reach their destination. The new Koi collaborative desk from Paragon is just that, durable classroom furniture that can power through various streams of curriculum throughout the workday.

Koi Collaborative Student Desk by Paragon

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Feng Shui And Student Desks: How Placement Can Enhance Learning

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In order to be a good teacher, one needs to consider the best interests of one’s students before everything else.  Teachers want nothing but success for their students and they strive to provide a safe and nurturing environment that will foster growth and learning.  All you need to see is the look of pride on a teacher’s face when presented with a students success and you will know how much they really care.School Classroom Feng Shui

An ancient Chinese saying tells us that a “brilliant teacher means a brilliant student”.  The Chinese have always invested in the education of their children and would do whatever they could to ensure the child’s success in the learning environment.  This is where the ancient practice of Feng Shui would come into play.

These are some of the ways that the teachers created spaces that were most conducive with learning.

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School Desks Growing in Size

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School desks have been around since the founding of public education.  Materials and designs have changed over the years and many school desks have become more mobile to accommodate collaborative curriculum’s.  But now the U.S finds itself with an alarming number or overweight or obese school children that are having trouble fitting into existing school desks.

It’s logic. When you biggie size your fries, the ripple effect is that we biggie size everything that is manufactured to fit our bodies.  School furniture is not the only industry ramping up their mold sizes; clothes, car seats and play equipment are all getting up-sized.  While we are taking note of this unhealthy trend and putting exercise and nutrition programs to work, we still must accommodate our overweight students in the interim. (continue reading…)


Smith System Furniture on School Pride

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Anyone keeping up with the progress made on NBC’s new show School Pride, and that has a fondness for well designed furniture may have been excited to see Smith System’s furniture being showcased on a recent episode.  The school selected for a much needed regroup was Kingston Springs Elementary School.  Their Tennessee school was engulfed in flood water in May of this year and suffered building damage as well as the loss of books, technology and school furniture.

Volunteers helped unload a substantial gift of school furniture products from Smith System including their new Flavors School Chairs that offer flexible and ergonomic seating in fantastic colors.  Interchange Student Desks were brought in to offer a long-term student workspace solution that allow individual study or can be grouped for cooperative learning activities.   Teacher’s eager to return to their curriculum, also received new Planner Teacher Desks and files for classroom storage.

“Despite the devastation of the flood, Kingston Springs Elementary School will come back stronger than ever due to the opportunity presented by ‘School Pride,’” says Molly Risdall Parnell, national sales manager for Smith System. “Teachers and students will get the 21st Century solutions that they deserve, including flexible and collaborative furniture designed to better educational experiences in the long term.”

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