Smith System is known for making attractive yet versatile and affordable school chairs, tables and collaborative desks. Many of the collaborative desks can be arranged in countless ways for group learning of all sizes. The work surface of each collaborative desk provides ample space for individual or group work of all kinds. The introduction of collaborative learning into the classroom changes the dynamics of the environment and student learning. The dynamics of a collaborative curriculum foster a team approach to education where students work with and support the learning of others in the group. Beyond the lesson plan, a collaborative learning environment promotes a student’s social interaction, builds self-esteem and enhances satisfaction with the learning experience.
The most important element to effectively implement a collaborative learning methodology is the room configuration and furniture arrangement. Unlike traditional classroom arrangements – built around single-student desk configurations – in a collaborative arrangement, the furniture is designed to support the interactive learning style by removing the physical furniture barriers that inhibit collaboration. Smith System Collaborative learning desks come in all different shapes and sizes, from diamond-shaped desks for one or two students, to conference-type tables that can support up to 16 students. Whatever the shape, it’s important to consider the classroom size and determine how the particular pieces will fit within that space. Try to aim for minimal wasted space. Smith System strives to produce the cleanest products for the school environment. That is why their entire line is Greenguard Certified.
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