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.
The new school year is almost upon us, and teachers are doing their best to prepare for the new influx of students. It is a challenge that few understand; between “summer slide” learning regressions, and curricula and classrooms to prepare, many teachers start the planning process early to facilitate the best learning environment and ensure their students can become the best versions of themselves from the moment they walk into the doors. Learn how industry experts prepare their classrooms and students for success from the first day.
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Coming Back from the Summer Slide
The phenomenon known as the “summer slide” is real. On average, a student loses a month of learning during the summer months. Economically disadvantaged groups are more likely to experience higher levels of summer slide, particularly for reading. A comprehensive review of the literature found that the higher the grade level, the greater the amount of summer slide. Another study, assessing over 500,000 students between grades 2-9, found that students lose 25-30% of their previous school year, on average, learning over the summer months. Teachers must prepare themselves to address this slide and think about how they facilitate each student’s learning from the first day in the classroom.
The summer slide doesn’t just apply to students. Teachers may feel like they are just getting into the groove of summer, only to find it is time to prepare for another year. Taking a few actionable steps before school starts can make an otherwise busy time of year run as smoothly as possible.
The ultimate goal of any quality childcare facility is to provide safe, clean, loving care to infants and children. And the nursery is truly where this mission begins. A regular review of state sleep regulations is imperative, especially since these often vary by state. This will provide valuable instruction for naptime lengths, maximum occupant sleep capacity, and much more. Aside from these formal regulations, here are three top recommendations for creating safe and hygienic sleep spaces for babies.
First impressions are everything when it comes to doing business. While it’s possible to come back from a negative first meeting, it’s hard to make a client’s skepticism or suspicions go away without a lot of work. So make sure you set the stage for first meetings well.
Here are three things your receptionist’s desk could be telling people whether you want it to or not: