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.
With the threat of disease, many things have had to change, among them how we handle education. With many schools having been closed all spring, teachers and school administrators are having to consider what classrooms are going to look like come fall. Here are a few things to think about as we prepare for our “new normal.”
Covid prevention hinges on social distancing, but how will that be possible in the classroom? Most models for what education will look like when we return to school in the fall is a socially distanced classroom, with desk positioned six feet apart. Desks and tables that are easily moved, such as the Shapes Desk by Mooreco, will make this easier. Virtual education may be utilized as well. So teachers will need to be flexible and adaptable when it comes to classroom management this fall.
Cleanliness has always been an important part of disease management in the classroom. But with coronavirus, it’s more important than ever. Surfaces will need to be disinfected multiple times a day. It’ll also be important to furnish your classroom with surfaces that are easily wiped down. This doesn’t mean everything will have to be hard and uncomfortable, though. Classroom furnishings such as Smith System’s Soft Rocker or Oodle Stool provide flexible, comfortable seating options that can easily be disinfected between students.
Good student hygiene such as hand washing has always been emphasized in a school setting. but you may have to make new rules, such as regarding mask-wearing. Any teacher knows how quickly colds and the flu can spread throughout the classroom, and it’ll be especially important now. A strong emphasis on frequent hand washing and hand sanitizer use will be a common theme in classrooms this fall.
Classrooms in the era of covid may be different than what we are used to, but with preparation and planning, we can navigate this “new normal.”
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With all a teacher does today, very little of it is at their own discretion. Most of it is set forth by committee, through legislature, et cetera. Classroom layout, however, is one area over which a teacher often retains full control.
Reading, writing, and math are essential subjects that need to fit into a typical school day. But every elementary school teacher knows that these subjects can prove impossible to teach if students aren’t able to sit in their chairs and pay attention. A popular way to combat the high energy of the young child while providing opportunities to learn is the infamous “center time.”
Anticipated by teachers and students alike (for different reasons!), center time is a great way to get your students moving and learning independently. If you’re looking to enhance your center time, take a look at this must-have stations.