Category: Education Trend

Stress Less: Create a School Calm Room Students Want to Visit

We all need to blow off steam. But for K–12 students with already low resiliency, it can feel scary, like an open fire hydrant. School Calm Rooms help students slow the flow. Read More

The Right Formula: Smith System Launches Numbers™ Chair and Numbers™ Desk

Smith System’s new Numbers Chair and Numbers Desk are the company’s first product line designed to meet K¬–12 classroom furniture requirements of three major global markets – The Americas, Asia-Pacific and EMA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa). Read More

Classroom Makeover Creates Brilliant Gifted & Talented Space

You know a learning environment is not just good, but great – like, really great – when the bell rings and students say, ‘Is class over already?’ That’s happening a lot lately in the newly made-over gifted and talented classroom of Bethanne Strippoli. Read More

Love It or Leave It? The Case for Keeping Teacher Desks

They’re more relevant than ever, with features that support flexible classrooms and meet teachers’ practical needs. This blog explains why many educators still want their own personal classroom desk.
Read More

Social-Emotional Learning

Sanctuary in the Storm: How Classroom Design Can Promote Social-Emotional Learning

The pandemic robbed K–12 students of so much. Learning was lost, and for some, it was profound. But many experts believe the root cause is the ongoing fragile emotional and mental health of kids and teens.
Read More

The Post-Pandemic Classroom: Will Technology Still Drive Design?

As we move past the pandemic, will tech’s influence on K­–12 classroom design remain the same, or has the pandemic been a game-changer for tech?
Read More

How to Get Students Back on Track Using High-Impact Tutoring Spaces

Individual or small-group high-dose tutoring is proving to be the most powerful strategy to address pandemic learning losses, quickly and equitably. Read More

Welcome to Flowform® Outdoor, Smith System’s new upholstered furniture for outdoor learning spaces

“Humans crave connecting with the great outdoors. It’s call biophilia, and it’s why we bring nature into built environments, like schools. Read More

Peace of Mind: Why Classroom Air Purifiers are Here to Stay

Here are the basics of why classroom air purification units are a good long-term investment for schools, in tandem with upgraded HVAC systems. Read More

Smith System® Launches New, Mobile Air Purifying Unit for Learning Spaces

Smith System® is helping teachers and students return to school safely with the launch of Cascade® Air. Read More

Case Study: Forney ISD — Herculean effort gets PreK–12 students back to in-person learning safely

Herculean effort gets PreK–12 students back to in-person learning safely. Read More

Guide on How to Access Educational Stimulus Funds

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, Congress passed stimulus legislation to help the economy (CARES Act). Read More

1 2 3 6