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Choosing the Right Bookcases for Your Library

  There are many choices out there when it comes to choosing and designing the right bookcases that should be used for a school’s library. Talking to experts can help with making the right choices for a school’s library bookcases. What should you consider? Take a look. The Height of Your Bookcases The height of

Making the Most of a Classroom

  Throughout their childhood and adolescence, students spend nearly as much time in classrooms as they do at home. The same can be said for teachers. Because of this, classrooms are just as much living spaces as they are learning spaces. Just how students have different styles of learning and teachers have different styles of

Upgrading Your Auditorium

Founded at the dawn of the 20th century, St. Thomas High School is the oldest college preparatory high school in Texas. The campus, ranked by the Houston Press as one of the city’s most architecturally beautiful, spans multiple interconnected buildings, including Cemo Auditorium, built in 2002 and recently treated to an AV systems upgrade. The

How Furniture Can Overcome Hurdles to Learning Engagement

As the workforce demands more agile, innovative employees, the skills required from future job seekers are not the same as they once were. Passive learning and industrial education systems are outmoded – they simply won’t facilitate the same level of thinking required for students to succeed in the future. Instead, students today are encouraged to

Lab Equipment That Enhances Learning

A new school with a fresh new approach to learning, St. Anthony Catholic School in Madison, Mississippi, needed a science lab with equipment and furnishings as innovative as the school’s hands-on, inquiry-based curriculum. With less than one year until opening day, Principal Angela Brunini turned to Sheldon Labs to create that lab. “In their initial

School Lunchroom Checklist

Here are five items to check off your school nutrition checklist: 1. COOKING • Make sure your ovens are calibrated properly. This is easy to determine by purchasing an inexpensive oven thermometer and placing it in your oven and setting your oven at various temperatures and verify the thermometer reflects the temperature you set it

Classrooms of the Future Need the Right Furniture

Have you noticed? While there is little doubt that classrooms have become more sophisticated and digital, the physical classroom setting and furniture don’t seem to have evolved at the same pace. It’s true. The tablets and devices that are transforming the learning process still sit on top of the same style desks from the 1950s.

Furniture Completes the Learning Environment for Students

When contemplating the design of each of the learning spaces within a school, the touchstone for every decision should be the end users of each space – the students. Students, teachers, and administrators utilize the facility throughout the day, but the students typically have the widest range of body sizes and shapes, the least amount

How to Select a School Science Lab Furniture Manufacturer

If your school is in the midst of building or retrofitting old science classrooms, finding vendors with the right products and the ability to produce those products cost effectively and on time is paramount. Let’s take a look at the most important attributes when selecting a science lab furniture manufacturer. Price There is no way

5 Ways to Revamp Your Cafeteria

Sometimes a change is just necessary. Maybe the lunchroom tables in your school’s cafeteria are super out-of-date or maybe they simply don’t accommodate the students as well as they should. Whatever the case, if you are looking for ways to revamp your school’s lunchroom, then we are here to help you do it. Here are

The Geometry of Interaction for Active Learning Furniture Design

By John Kessell More than a decade ago, the buzzwords of collaborative learning, active learning, and video conferencing were not in widespread use in education. But as access to the Internet and computer technology in the classroom became practical, educators were drawn to these methods. In higher education, the technology for presenting images and data

6 Ways to Rethink Your Library Space

By Diana Rendina When I first arrived at my school, the library was in pretty dismal shape. It was dark, dingy, cluttered and pretty much the opposite of student-friendly. Over the course of five years, I gradually changed things up and redesigned our learning space into one that is flexible, collaborative, and fun. Here are

How Classroom Design Affects Teaching and Learning

By Cindy Eggebrecht The way the furniture in a classroom is designed and configured can have a significant effect on how students learn, research suggests—and if you want students to engage in more active learning by working together to solve problems collaboratively, you can actually encourage those behaviors with how you arrange the desks and

School Foodservices: Back in Session

By Tracey Rector School is back in session! This means school foodservices are back in full swing from the cafeteria to the football field. With it being a new school year, now is the time to update and upgrade your current equipment and supplies to ensure a successful year. Here are a few ideas to

How to Positively Impact Student Learning with Design

When you think about the ingredients for academic success, some of the obvious ones likely spring to mind, like curriculum, teaching style, and individual discipline. While these all play a role, the physical setup of the classroom can be just as important. According to a report from Partnership for the 21 Century Learning (P21), the

On a Mission to Improve Science Education

When Cathedral High School in Natchez, Mississippi, launched an ambitious capital campaign in 2012, completely renovated chemistry and biology labs were at the top of the wish list. The chemistry lab had not been renovated since the school was built in the 1950s. Originally constructed as a library, the biology lab lacked access to electricity

Buying Tables for Your Lunchroom

Cafeteria tables offer large capacity support for school or dining facility use, with strong steel frames, smooth laminate tabletop finish, protective edging and many styles fold for easy storage. Folding cafeteria tables have casters to enable convenient mobility and the folding portion at the center of the tabletop has added support built into the frame.

Creating Appeal for STEM Through Innovative Interior Design and Better Quality Classrooms

By Mike Serridge and Kate Willoughby Demand for STEM skills is strong across all economies and is set to grow in the coming years. Despite this, the issue of falling numbers in the uptake of higher level science and technology-based education has been the subject of many debates, studies, and reports for several decades. There