From pre-Kindergarten to university, today’s classrooms are much more dynamic than their predecessors. The need to overcome student learning obstacles has encouraged more professionals to pursue creative solutions within their own classrooms. The result is an approach to classroom design that forgoes tradition in favor of a focus on the very individuals who are most affected by its principles – the students themselves.
There was a time when teachers would change their student desk arrangements maybe once or twice a year– or by marking period if students were lucky. In today’s education, the classroom layout may need to change a few times a day. To meet these demands, teachers have been looking for classroom furniture that is easy to move from traditional seating, to centers, or into a classroom discussion arrangement. The right furniture can make a big difference when setting up a mobile classroom.
They’re in every classroom: squirmy sitters, kids who find traditional, rigid chairs painful or constricting. The struggle to find a comfortable position can hinder their concentration and even distract others. Physical activity is essential for children’s minds to thrive, but it can be difficult to translate healthy movement from the court to the classroom.
The solution might be as simple as swapping out the hard seating for something a little more flexible.