Education

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR TODAY’S CLASSROOM?

Modern Learning Environment

There is a growing movement to change teaching styles that better reflect the learning styles of today’s students. With technology and massive amounts of data readily at hand, teachers are becoming more focused on teaching students how to process information rather than inundating them with it. Educators have discovered that students are retaining more information in environments where the student has the ability to shape their learning, collaborate with others and learn by doing. Schools are now designed holistically, so that learning is not only conducted in the classroom, but can take place throughout the school. Libraries are transforming into media centers, cafeterias are becoming collaborative cafes, and hallways are turning into impromptu collaboration areas.

FLEXIBILITY

Students are more engaged and motivated when a learning environment allows for movement. This active learning style can be encouraged by providing tables and desks that are easily reconfigured to support multiple styles of learning.

VARIETY

To make students more comfortable and invested, educators are giving them the opportunity to shape their learning environment to suit their needs. To accomplish this schools are providing a wide variety of furniture solutions, such as movement stools, and both standing and seated furniture options.

LONGEVITY

The average lifespan of school furniture is 25 years, so furniture decisions made today will affect more than one generation of students. We strive to not only provide durable furniture, but to provide furniture that will adapt to the pedagogies of future generations.

Educators have discovered that students have four main environments that they cycle through to achieve better success. 

By providing that Flexibility, Variety and Longevity, students can shape their environments to create each of these learning models.

COLLABORATION

Studies have proven that collaboration helps students find answers faster, entertain new ideas and concepts, learn from different perspectives and foster a sense of community.

REFLECTION

The ability to take some time to personally reflect on a subject allows students to transfer a topic from short term memory to long term memory.

PRESENTATION

Students need the opportunity to learn from an expert, whether that be an instructor, another student or an outside source. This learning environment involves students actively listening to one or more people present information.

APPLICATION

This generation of students tends to learn the best by doing, and then applying the information they have obtained through collaboration, presentation and reflection to a real-life application.

Spaces shape student learning and furniture shapes spaces. By providing students and educators with a variety of flexible and durable furniture, administrators improve student engagement, learning and achievement.

FURNITURE IS YOUR TOOL

Product Spotlight

At BCinteriors, we love furniture that can be the ultimate tool for educators and students to create their optimal learning environment. Here are some of our current favorites!
MOORECO Grow
MOORECO Grow
Nevins Climb
Smith System Cascade

Case Studies

We work with school districts across Colorado to create positive learning communities. Here are some examples of our more recent projects.