Meeting the needs of 21st century learners involves more than just thoughtful, engaging lessons and impeccable classroom management. Today’s students are learning to problem-solve while working collaboratively. This aids in preparing them for the challenges of the future. Having a learning space that mirrors the workplace of tomorrow will provide students with the opportunity to share ideas with classmates.
It also helps them move around freely in an environment that offers them the flexibility they need to feel comfortable and be productive. The unique needs of an ever-growing, diverse student population can be met with classroom furniture that allows for a variety of seating arrangements.
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.
A classroom rug can be a fun and functional educational tool. It not only adds color to your classroom, but it can also be used to enhance the overall learning experience. So, here are some ways that your preschool rugs can become a dynamic tool in your classroom.
Whether you manage the supplies for an elementary school or a high school, a lot of equipment requests are going to be focusing on an increasingly popular theme: collaboration. Common Core has a hefty focus on students’ ability to complete interdisciplinary group projects, and so do most state-based programs.
But the wrong desks can get in the way. The next time you need to order desks to replace broken inventory or to expand your district, look for desks with these three elements: