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It is so much a part of the culture of non-educators over the age of 25 or 30, the term for a traditional, knowledge sharing classroom is elusive. A didactic classroom? A traditional classroom?  What other kind of classroom is there? And, just as there isn’t a single definitive label for the classroom, there are countless choices of furniture in knowledge sharing classrooms. In fact, the whole Smith System portfolio could be used in a classroom based on the knowledge sharing model.

How furniture can support knowledge transfer from teacher to student.

Collaborative Tradional Rectangles

“Collaborative” defines the intended use of a student desk, not the shape. Rectangular student desks remain a practical option; they are many school districts’ choice for collaborative and other learning initiatives.

The focus of a traditional classroom is the teacher. So creating an environment that primarily directs the student’s attention to the teacher and secondarily to his or her work is the goal. In a knowledge sharing classroom, furniture can help the educational process by helping students to remain engaged in the material that the teacher is presenting. Here, the furniture arrangement is key.

While lectures and whiteboard presentations comprise the vast majority of the day in a knowledge sharing classroom, some space needs to be dedicated to other activities, whether it’s individual reading, small group functions and reference materials.

Another key, furniture that doesn’t fight the student.

Classroom furniture can be a teacher’s best ally in keeping students engaged. Smith System seating is created with the knowledge that it’s natural, healthy and productive for students to be able to move within their chairs. In fact, kids need to move. The more a super-rigid chair resists this need, the more the student loses concentration. An effective knowledge transfer environment guides, rather than controls the student.

The Intuit™ Chair, Plato™ Seating and Flavors™ Seating lines allow increasingly more movement on the part of students. Our graduated movement concept helps tailor an unseen, yet important element to make a knowledge transfer classroom the most effective learning environment it can be.

Planner Makerspace Table
Planner Makerspace Table
Sit Stand Lectern
Sit Stand Lectern
Silhouette Student Desk
Silhouette Student Desk
Silhouette Sequence Desk
Silhouette Sequence Desk
Planner Makerspace Giant Table - 48" Deep
Planner Makerspace Giant Table - 48" Deep
Interchange Diamond Desk
Interchange Diamond Desk
Flex Single-Student Desk
Flex Single-Student Desk
Flavors Stack Chair
Flavors Stack Chair
Intuit Stack Chair
Intuit Stack Chair
Plato Stack Chair
Plato Stack Chair
Planner Huddle 6 Student Desk
Planner Huddle 6 Student Desk
Planner Huddle 8 Student Desk
Planner Huddle 8 Student Desk
Planner Single-Student Desk
Planner Single-Student Desk
Interchange 3-2-1 Table
Interchange 3-2-1 Table
Flex Two-Student Desk
Flex Two-Student Desk
Arc-8 Flex Desk
Arc-8 Flex Desk
Planner Huddle-8LS Student Desk
Planner Huddle-8LS Student Desk
UXL Nest and Fold Table - Half Round
UXL Nest and Fold Table - Half Round
UXL Rectangle Table - 30"D
UXL Rectangle Table - 30"D
UXL Curve Desk
UXL Curve Desk
UXL Rectangle Table - 24"D
UXL Rectangle Table - 24"D
Planner Cluster Work Center
Planner Cluster Work Center
UXL Adjustable Nest and Fold - Half Round
UXL Adjustable Nest and Fold - Half Round
UXL Adjustable Nest and Fold - Rectangle
UXL Adjustable Nest and Fold - Rectangle
UXL Nest and Fold Table - Rectangle
UXL Nest and Fold Table - Rectangle
Planner Rectangle Activity Table - 24" Deep
Planner Rectangle Activity Table - 24" Deep
Planner Two-Student Desk
Planner Two-Student Desk
Planner Three-Student Desk
Planner Three-Student Desk
Flavors Mobile Stack Chair
Flavors Mobile Stack Chair
Cascade Powered AV Mega-Case
Cascade Powered AV Mega-Case
Cascade Makercart
Cascade Makercart
Cascade Powered AV Mid-Case
Cascade Powered AV Mid-Case
Cascade Teacher Desk - Double Pedestal
Cascade Teacher Desk - Double Pedestal
Acrobat Tech Lab
Acrobat Tech Lab
Interchange Rectangle Activity Table - 20" Deep
Interchange Rectangle Activity Table - 20" Deep
Acrobat Single-Student Desk
Acrobat Single-Student Desk
Elemental Single-Student Rectangle Desk
Elemental Single-Student Rectangle Desk
UXL Rectangle Table - 20"D
UXL Rectangle Table - 20"D
Elemental Single-Student Wave Top Desk
Elemental Single-Student Wave Top Desk
Flavors P-Tablet Arm Chair
Flavors P-Tablet Arm Chair
Flavors Adjustable Chair
Flavors Adjustable Chair
Silhouette Single-Student Desk (Hard Plastic Top)
Silhouette Single-Student Desk (Hard Plastic Top)
Standard Horseshoe Activity Table
Standard Horseshoe Activity Table
Interchange Two-Student Diamond Desk
Interchange Two-Student Diamond Desk
Interchange Rectangle Activity Table - 24" Deep
Interchange Rectangle Activity Table - 24" Deep
Standard Rectangle Activity Tables - 24" Deep
Standard Rectangle Activity Tables - 24" Deep
Standard Square Activity Table
Standard Square Activity Table
Standard Round Activity Table
Standard Round Activity Table
Standard Trapezoid Activity Table
Standard Trapezoid Activity Table
Standard Kidney Activity Table
Standard Kidney Activity Table
Standard Half Moon Activity Table
Standard Half Moon Activity Table
Standard Clover Activity Table
Standard Clover Activity Table
Standard Flower Activity Table
Standard Flower Activity Table
Planner Single-Student Desk, Hard Plastic
Planner Single-Student Desk, Hard Plastic
Plato Adjustable Stool
Plato Adjustable Stool
Plato P-Tablet Arm Chair
Plato P-Tablet Arm Chair
Plato Adjustable Chair
Plato Adjustable Chair
Interchange™ SW Tote Storage
Interchange™ SW Tote Storage
Plato Sled Chair
Plato Sled Chair
Acrobat 5-Sided Corner Workstation
Acrobat 5-Sided Corner Workstation
Flex Single-Student Desk with Hard Plastic Top
Flex Single-Student Desk with Hard Plastic Top
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