Dragging a screeching, heavy desk along a scratched-up tile floor of a classroom for one learning activity is a way of the past.
Flexible seating is built for collaboration. It is called flexible seating because it is easy to move and transition in order to change up a room or even just a small space within a room. While flexible seating certainly looks colorful and cute, these designs offer comfort to the learner as well as the benefit of student choice in the learner’s preference of where to sit. Imagine students arriving early to class just to make sure they get their preferred active stool color or favorite spot at a collaboration table. Flexible seating helps create an atmosphere where students want to spend their time.
A lot has changed in the last year. As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, many people are finding new ways to adapt their routines to fit the current restrictions. No one knows this better than teachers, who have miraculously found a way to educate America’s youth through a computer screen, often with spotty internet connections. Many people, educators included, are finding it difficult to get in their daily exercise under new constraints.
Teachers and students alike suffer from lack of exercise, and lethargy can lead to conditions like depression, anxiety, obesity, and heart disease. Luckily, there are ways to combat inactivity. Teachers, of course, are at the forefront of these innovative ideas. Whether you’re looking to stay fit as a class or are looking for some individual routines, experts offer their advice on how to stay fit during remote learning.
Workout videos and home equipment are a great place to start if you’re committed to at-home fitness. The right tools can really elevate your routine, according to Mark Tiongco.
“The active seating products by Worthington Direct have allowed me a degree of creativity with my workout routine. During the lockdown, I was able to experiment and determine that active stools are balanced weights (not too light, not too heavy) and can be utilized for both compound and isolation exercises. They’re great for developing muscular endurance while introducing your body to motions you’re not used to (e.g., finally started doing squats again as my flat feet makes balancing heavy weights difficult).”
Collaboration and technology have become important components of the modern classroom. Teachers and administrators have had to learn to adapt to a rapidly changing world and adopt new techniques to keep their classrooms modern and effective.
Collaborative classroom furniture can help bring your school into the 21st century and provide students with an atmosphere that promotes learning and collaboration.
We haven’t seen every budget for 2020, but we would hazard a guess that when this year first dawned, most businesses did not have “purchasing portable handwashing sinks” listed as a specific line item.
Due to complications surrounding the outbreak of COVID-19, however, that may very well have changed. We need clean hands now more than ever.