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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.
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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?
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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

Groove® Brings Great Design + Ergonomics to Any Learning Space

Just like its counterculture-vibe name, Smith’s new K-12 Groove chair questions the norm. Read More

Smith System Studio: 3d Printable Barrier Screen Stands

Beginning today, anyone can download our free design file to create a basic 3D plastic stand for making classroom screens. Read More

How to Hatch the Perfect Classroom Chair

With so much at stake, where does designing a new classroom chair begin? How does a team effectively blend the ergonomics, aesthetics, engineering and economics of today – not to mention, academics! – with tomorrow’s influences? Read More

5 Activity Tables To Enhance Your Learning Environment

In any classroom, learning scenarios and circumstances constantly change, so versatility in furnishings is key. One of the most versatile furnishings is the activity table, which come in a variety of different shapes, sizes and heights. Read More

Maker’s Mark – How “Making” Is Influencing STEM Education

To understand the global impact of The Maker Movement, look no further than The Home Depot. In August, the world’s largest home improvement retailer launched a pilot program with MakerBot to sell its 3D printers and scanners at 12 stores in California, Illinois and New York. Read More

Cascade® Classroom Storage Video

A customizable system for organizing, storing, distributing and even presenting materials to students. Read More

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