Beyond colourful and informative decorations (think world maps) and materials, furniture and classroom setup go a long way in ensuring students get the most out of their education.Learning in a quality environment can be an enriching experience, and vital in helping students succeed. It’s crucial to remember that because not all students absorb information the same way, flexibility in a classroom is key. Here are the best ways to utilize furniture in classroom and school settings for an effective setup.
Encourage Collaborative Learning
- Flexibility: It’s easy to encourage collaborative learning when flexible seating options are available.
- Comfort: Soft seating and stools are more comfortable and allow for students to gather close to each other to collaborate.
- Seating: The Bello stool has a rounded base that accommodates a wide range of movement (lean, turn and move in any direction). That makes it an excellent option for classrooms and library spaces as well as students for are more focused when they can fidget while they work. The backless design ensures an ergonomic, upright position that encourages good posture. Bello’s four bright colour options will bring a touch of fun to any learning space.
Incorporate Health and Tech Trends
- Power modules and tech accessories are crucial for classrooms.
- White boards are still important for visual learners who appreciate seeing pictures or words, so ensure your classroom has them.
- Ergonomic products keep classes moving. Learn by Safco has a wide variety of products designed to create flexible and active learning spaces for all educational environments.
- Learn by Safco’s Zenergy™ ball chairs encourage movement throughout the day and may help support better posture and balance. These ball chairs are covered in fabric and have four legs with stationary glides to provide extra stability during movement.
Organize For More Effective Learning
- Storage. There are lots of options for filing cabinets, bookshelves, and wheeled accessories that will assist in quickly and easily reconfiguring spaces and in keeping them tidy.
Create Numerous Classroom Spaces
- Individual desks work well for students who excel when they work independently.
- Standing desks or bike desks, placed in the back or a room, may be best for students who need to move instead of sit.
- Soft seating spaces and tables are ideal for collaborative learning areas.
- Rethink the classroom by doing away with desks completely in favour of creating dynamic learning spaces. Use standard height and bistro height tables; bench seating with tables along the perimeter of the room; and soft seating and a bean bag space.
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