For many parents out there, getting kids to sit down and do homework seems like a daunting task with so much technology available at their fingertips: smartphones, video games, tablets, etc. But what about in the classroom? How do we help to ensure that the design of our classrooms is one that inspires our future leaders to have a productive school day?
Students are required to work in groups for projects; thus, choosing furniture that allows them to move together is key. To make collaboration easier, choose to have students sit at a large round table. At a normal rectangular table, one person is forced to sit at the head and in turn delegated as the leader. With a round table, no one is singled out. King Arthur used his famed round table so none of his barons could claim precedence over on another and were in equal status.
Schoolh Artco Bell Activity Tables
The tables above can help foster collaboration among students.
Open Floor Plan
Many teachers like to have furniture that is light enough to move to be able to make an open space for students to join in and spread out on the floor. I don’t know about you but I need to get up and walk around once an hour to clear my head. Students feel this way as well. Being able to have the freedom to go to a window, computer, or fellow student is something that can help to get their creative juices flowing.
Schoolh Uniflex Stacking Classroom Chairs
Choose lightweight chairs so students can move to others with ease.
Having a plant in your classroom not only makes you feel better but have been proven to increase productivity. Plants also teach children life lessons on how to care and be responsible for a living thing. Here are few plants that are easy to care for in your classroom:
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