Engage Students in Meaningful Collaborative Learning with Smith System Furniture

Long gone are the days of “cemetery rows” in modern classrooms! The power and effectiveness of collaborative learning has been studied and documented for over fifty years. Far more than a passing fad, collaborative learning is an integral component of forward-progressing 21st-century learning.

 

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Silhouette Arc Desk by Smith System

Meaningful collaborative learning engages students, inspires critical thinking and increases growth and achievement in students of all ages.

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Active Seating Options for Your Flexible Classroom

Flexible seating arrangements have revolutionized the concept of a modern classroom. Teachers are moving away from traditional, restrictive desks. But many are left wondering how to accommodate their more mobile learners. You know, the ones who often fidget in their seats and cause classroom disruptions.

If you’ve recently taken the plunge to expand the seating options in your classroom, consider these great options for keeping your kinesthetic students comfortable and focused throughout the day.

 

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Think Outside the Box with Flexible Seating

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.

Ergo Ergo Wobble Stool
Ergo Ergo Wobble Stools

The solution might be as simple as swapping out the hard seating for something a little more flexible.

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Is Your School Equipped For Collaboration in the 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.

3-Sided Collaborative Desks by Marco Group

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:

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