Category: Education Trend

An Innovative STEM Environment at Donny O’Dell Elementary.

Ask an elementary kid, “Name one thing you love about your school,” and you don’t expect to hear “STEM lab!” Yet that’s exactly what’s happening at Donny O’Dell Elementary in Celina, TX, after only four months of having its STEM lab up and running. Read More

Classroom Furniture Color Selection

Building a new school is an epic bricks-and-mortar task. Choosing a color scheme for your new school furniture shouldn’t be. There’s a method to the potential madness of color chips, samples and finishes. Read More

Classroom Furniture Buying Timeline

Welcome to our first blog in a series meant to simplify the furniture buying process. As a leading pre-K-12 school furniture manufacturer, Smith System has decades of experience with new builds. Read More

Empower the People (Students) with Versatile Sit-Stand Desks

Most teachers know the health benefits of providing sit-stand desks in K-12 classrooms. Foremost, students have more energy to learn. But there’s another benefit that’s elbowing its way to the front of the line. Read More

Keep the “Flex” in Flexible Seating: Why Traditional Student Desks and Chairs Still Matter

Smith System solves this dilemma with its many active seating options that support posture, movement and comfort. Read More

5 Steps to a Flexible-Seating Classroom

What’s important is having a plan, according to Dianna Radcliff, the aforementioned fifth-grade ELA teacher and technology specialist. Doing so has made her a convert to flexible seating. Read More

Features the Oodle® stool and Flavors® chairs.

The Optimal Classroom Chair? Let Learners Decide.

Kids and teens seem to intuitively know how and where they concentrate best. Just look in a modern K12 classroom. Students might be sitting, standing, kneeling, rocking, or even propped on the floor. Read More

A Transatlantic Team: Smith System Furnishes Primary School in Greece

The opportunity to develop and direct the furnishing of an entire new primary school is extraordinary, especially when that school must seamlessly integrate into a beloved, 113-year-old educational institutional. Read More

Starting a Makerspace? Your Beginner’s Guide

The thought of starting your very own School Makerspace can be daunting. You’ve read about Makerspaces and seen their potential, but where do you start? Read More

Computer Lab

Futuristic Classrooms: Make Way for Big Changes

Many educators and designers are wondering, “What will the classroom of the future look like? How will my job change?” Even the best Magic 8-Ball can’t provide answers. But we can speculate, based on current classroom trends. This blog will provide a glimpse of what might be ahead for teachers and 21st Century learners. Buckle up! Read More

How Design Thinking Can Benefit Students

Learn more about what design thinking is, how it’s being applied in classrooms, and how to create the best space for design thinkers. Read More

Mobile Classroom Storage: Cut Down on Clutter with these Innovative Solutions

In a learning environment where space is at a premium, one of the biggest challenges facing teachers across all grade levels is classroom storage. As supplies and materials multiply , how are you supposed to stay organized? Read More

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