With the holiday season coming to a close, it means that kids will be back in the classroom in no time. While there’s break in the action, what better time to spruce up your classroom and surprise your students with a livelier place to learn.
Recent studies by the Georgia Educational Research Association have actually shown that classrooms that implement more modern design features, such as alternative seating, have shown positive results in student performance, and it may help make that transition back from winter break a little more pleasant.
Think Outside the Desk
Over the past couple of decades, classrooms have become far more than rows of desks facing the board. Classrooms have evolved into spaces of heightened productivity that are cleverly crafted for each age group.
Great modern classrooms showcase multiple seating choices for students that increase time spent on-task without distraction or discomfort. Layouts that mix group-centric seating, individual seating, or even floor seating also allow teachers to use the right arrangement for the right subject.
Where to Look for Classroom Game-Changers
Before wading through dozens of expensive classroom furniture catalogs, be sure to check out the end of the year deals. For the empty floor space in your classroom, you can save 10% on EVA multi-purpose puzzle play mats when you purchase 25 or more tiles, any thickness or color! Perfect for filling extra-large open spaces or to gift to the neighboring classroom.
As always, We Sell Mats is the best place to buy equipment like our tumbling octagons which can be adapted into alternative seats for students who prefer them, and our yoga/exercise mats are excellent for silent reading time. We Sell Mats wishes every teacher good luck during the rest of the school year and a happy 2020!