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.
Students of all ages learn best when they have the opportunity to teach one another and brainstorm ideas. Our wide range of collaborative furniture makes that goal achievable with beautiful, flexible arrangements for all classroom levels.
Pre-K and Lower Elementary
Dry-erase floor tables offer a coffee-table learning experience and endless opportunities to visit and revisit new ideas. See how your students’ ideas blossom when everyone has a chance to contribute! Enhance quiet time with table games and coloring challenges to spark collaborative learning.
Ride the wave of education with the Surf! This seat and desk combination gives students ownership over their own space no matter where they are. Whether you’re taking your class to the Planetarium or just showing them a movie, these desks give the children a flexible work space.
Upper Elementary and Middle
Keep group projects organized with the Creator Table. Separate it into three parts so each team can work on their own piece, then bring them together for the final collaboration. Available in standard neutral finish and dry erase, this table is flexible enough to handle even the most tumultuous group.
If your group projects are more geared toward solo aspect creation and subsequent collaboration, consider Shapes Desk. Individual desks fit together to give students the space they need to focus and a large surface on which to finish.
High School and Beyond
Collaborative technological training, distance learning, and presentations are made easy with the Interchange Engage Multimedia table. Keep the screen front and center while still allowing students to communicate effectively with this peanut-shaped table–or combine two for a functional conference-style experience!
Comfort enables learning. Mix and match sit or stand tables enable a flexible collaborative experience by allowing students to be comfortable without leaving the discussion.
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Looking for some scary good savings this Friday the 13th? This list of 13 must-haves for your office or classroom feature the newest products at Worthington Direct to enhance your space. From teacher’s desks to preschool carpets, you’ll find something that will surely catch your eye.