Sedentary behaviour in children has long been known to produce negative health outcomes. In fact, the World Health Organisation Guidelines on Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour strongly recommended that “children and adolescents should limit the amount of time spent being sedentary”.
You’ve heard it before – the school furniture and physical environment your students learn in has a direct impact on their academic performance. But did you know that this includes the very colours you use in your classroom?
Learning more about the classroom layout could give you a better understanding of how to effectively use flexible school furniture. Buying a range of fun and flexible desks furniture options won’t yield the best results, you need to select and implement flexible school furniture with intent to see the best results.
We’ve already discussed that the physical environment a student learns in has a direct correlation with the academic performance of students. But this extends far beyond the flexible classroom furniture you invest in; it involves the way in which a classroom is laid out.
There is no single classroom layout that suits every classroom activity, however, to effectively engage students in an activity, the classroom layout should reflect the needs of the task at hand. In fact, the way in which your classroom is set up can have a direct impact on the effectiveness of the lesson and the learning potential of the students.
So, you’ve heard about flexible classroom furniture but you’re not sure how to implement it in your classroom.
Contrary to popular belief, creating a flexible classroom doesn’t have to be an expensive and daunting task– in fact, with a few simple school furniture upgrades, you can start creating your very own flexible classroom that is scientifically proven to improve the academic performance of students.
Kids can’t sit still in the classroom – but you probably shouldn’t stop them. Studies have shown that for every foot bounce and leg swing, students with ADHD are actually stimulating their brain which improves their cognitive function, allowing them to better retain information.
As schools inevitably make the transition to online learning, parents have become teachers and the kitchen, a classroom. Whilst this is new territory for most parents, it’s important that this transition is as least disruptive as possible for their children.