In the world of education, June means freedom because of the start of summer for students. This is the time when kids are able to have minimal responsibilities and are able to roam and play with friends freely. That being said, the start of summer for students does not necessarily mean it is also the start of a responsibility free season for the faculty and staff. Now with the children away, the revamping of lesson plans and interiors/exteriors to the school can begin.
Here at OstermanCron, we are not afraid to admit that we LOVE revamp season. This season give us the opportunity show schools the new, top trends in education furniture and teach them how these trends can benefit each and every student. When a school comes to us and asks for help with a redesign of a specific space, we’re always eager to help a school design a space that is collaborative, comfy, and allows students to learn better than a traditional classroom style room would allow.
Our team has noticed that recent trends in the education furniture industry are leading toward collaborative learning (either in large or small groups) because of how this type of learning will impact a student’s future life as they step out into the “real world”. According to Cornell University Center for Teaching Excellence, collaborative learning impacts “the development of higher-level thinking, oral communication, self-management, diverse thinking, and leadership skills”. All of these skills are needed for future employment and the true way to get these skills throughout school is working collaboratively.
At OstermanCron, we partner with many different vendors that offer options for collaborative learning environments. For examples of these designs, check out the Kimball Office line Teem, KORE and their Dock Training Tables. National Office Furniture also offers great collaborative solutions for lounge areas in their Kozmic Collaborative and Maneuver Collaborative collections. Then, contact our education design team to learn more and get started on your project today!