Posts Tagged ‘school furniture’

3 Things to Consider When Updating Your Library Design

Friday, July 5th, 2019
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Here are three things to consider when updating your school’s library design.

Many school libraries have begun to undergo big changes in design and appearance. Some schools are eschewing the traditional wooden shelves, rigid desks, and cubicles in favor of more modern amenities, layouts, and pieces of furniture. When redesigning a library, there are many things to consider. As with any interior design project, you must think about the purpose of the space, the audience, and (of course) your budget. In addition to those three things, library design has its own unique hurdles and considerations. Here are three things to consider when updating your school’s library design.

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4 Classroom Design Strategies to Boost Student Engagement

Friday, May 31st, 2019
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Here are 4 classroom design strategies to boost student engagement and help your students make the most of the next school year.

With the school year coming to a close, it is time for educators and administrators to reflect on their strengths and areas of improvement from the last year. While educators must consult pedagogy and psychology for their analyses, an area that deserves more attention during this period of reflection is classroom design and its impact on student performance. Here are 4 classroom design strategies to boost student engagement.

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Education in the New Age Calls for High-Tech Furniture and Classroom Design

Friday, May 4th, 2018
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With such rapid advancements in modern technology, it’s important that classrooms accommodate students’ needs to learn the basics of cutting-edge technology.

From pre-k to college, students are not learning the same ways that they were twenty years ago. Most schools utilize technology almost every day, maybe with most lessons, so the classroom should be designed accordingly. With such rapid advancements in modern technology, it’s important that classrooms accommodate students’ needs to learn the basics of cutting-edge technology. (more…)

Early Childhood Education: How to design a Day Care Learning Space

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

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Early Childhood Education is one of the most important stages of a child’s learning development. You can help children become life long learners by designing day care classrooms that ease the learning processes for young children during their knowledge acquisitions.

The average day care classroom should accommodate a maximum of 20 children and two staff members at a time.

A well-designed day classroom can help students increase their self-esteem, positive feelings about learning, and improve their overall social skills.

The traditional day care offers a process curriculum for children and your day care school furniture should adjust to this curriculum.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is here to offer you furniture consultation, as well as interior designs services, to create a learning space that truly helps children reap the benefits of early childhood education.

When shopping for day care school furniture, always purchase flexible furniture items.

A very popular, flexible furniture item a day care classroom could utilize is shelving that’s easily movable. Shelves make for great day care shortage areas, specifically stackable shelves.  Be sure that anything that is stacked can be secured for safety.

All school furniture should be designed for multiple-purpose usage and promote social interactions between children such as ergonomic chairs.  You might consider some with wheels that can be locked.

Children learn best when they are provided collaborative workstations. This allows them to better observe their learning environments.

You can create a good ambiance by furnishing your day care classrooms with color tables and chairs.

If you design your classroom with the need of your students in mind, then you never have a problem optimizing the classroom space to fit educational needs.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is here to plan and complete your day care center-based classroom design.

What is a center based classroom design?

It’s a classroom layout that creates sections within the learning environment to keep your classroom organized and intriguing to young children.

Here are some common centers featured in day care classrooms:

-The student library

-The Music center

-The Art center

-The computer lab

-The snack area

-The playroom

No matter how many centers you choose to have for your day care classroom, never neglect your basic layout plan.

When students enter your classroom, cubbies or lockers should immediately greet them. These storage units are perfect for storing coats, school supplies, rain boots and umbrellas.

These classroom features will help young children develop the skills to effectively cooperate, share and take turns with others.

You can also use the diverse furniture items in your day care to teach children about problem solving, matching and comparisons by going over with them the process of good interior design.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is ready to design day classrooms for you that truly address early childhood education needs such as social skills, cognitive skills and language skills.

Start planning out your classroom furniture design as well as layout today.

Have a look at our school furniture and hospitality furniture  for more information.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is a leading office planner and supplier for commercial companies, government agencies and individual consumers nationwide. We sell and install office furniture. We design and plan office layouts from start to finish. We even help you relocate and handle planning, marketing, public relations, and film and video production.

Contact Edwards & Hill by clicking here or call us at 410.884.8450 today! We are here to serve you!

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Source:

http://ldt.stanford.edu/~deepakk/RedesigningPreschoolClassroom.pdf

http://voices.yahoo.com/a-center-based-preschool-classroom-design-1731979.html?cat=25

Back to School: How to complete Classroom Setups

Friday, August 16th, 2013

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It’s back to school season and time for teachers to complete classroom setups.

The right classroom setup can help students start on the right footing for a great academic school year.

The best classroom setups are educational environments that engage students in their learning environments. The classroom setups should also promote collaborative work.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is here to help you effectively create classroom setups that make learning fun.

What is considered back to school furniture?

Back to school furniture is composed of classroom desks and ergonomic chairs. The best way to go about classroom setups is to purchase classroom desks and chairs of the same color scheme and models. This type of setup will help you establish a uniformed learning environment. Stock colors work best for long-term classroom setups to ensure you can replace desks easily without interruption to the uniformity. It’s highly recommended to furnish classrooms with collaborative furniture and ergonomic furniture for the best modern classroom design.

Here at Edwards & Hill Office Furniture, we can process large orders for standard school desks by the same manufacturer. This goes the same for library furniture, cafeteria furniture as well as computer lab furniture.

With us there is no worry. Not only do we offer high quality school furniture at an affordable price but we also offer additional services such as:

  • School furniture assembly services

  • Interior designs services/ space planning

  • Moving Services

  • And Furniture Project Management/ Coordination Services

You will not experience furniture damage or physical injury as you setup your classrooms. We are here to handle your shipping, furniture assembly and interior designing just in time for the back to school session. Let us save you time, money and reduce your stress this school year.

Classroom setups should always be designed with age appropriate furniture to assure students the best comfort and learning experience.

Here are some other cool features you may want to add to your classroom setups:

  • Cubbies with hooks. This can help you prevent clutter in lower school classroom settings by helping children keep items off the floor when not in use (this can range from toys to sports gear).

  • A graffiti wall.  All you need is a poster board/ chart paper and color markets. It’s a great way to encourage students to express themselves and keep engaged with the classroom curriculum.

  • Technical furniture to accommodate the use of laptops and tablets.

  • Bulletin Boards. This is a classroom essential, especially for primary school aged children because display of achievements helps build up good self-esteem in children at an early age.

Take a look at our broad range of school furniture now. Edwards & Hill has furniture available for both educational and laboratory applications.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is a leading office planner and supplier for commercial companies, government agencies and individual consumers nationwide. We sell and install office furniture. We design and plan office layouts from start to finish. We even help you relocate and handle planning, marketing, public relations, and film and video production.

Contact Edwards & Hill by clicking here or call us at 410.884.8450 today! We are here to serve you!

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Source:

http://www.staples.com/sbd/cre/marketing/back-to-school/back-to-school-news/back-to-school-tips-for-teachers-classroom-setup.html

http://duckduckgooseandthensome.blogspot.com/2012/01/top-10-back-to-school-furniture-buying.html

http://www.homemadesimple.com/en-US/HomeOrganization/Pages/tips-for-back-to-school-home-organization.aspx

How To Design Quality Preschool Classrooms

Friday, February 15th, 2013

In President Obama’s State of the Union Address, a universal preschool initiative was proposed. The President wants to extend preschool to all American 4-year olds to address inequity in the education system.

In an effort to meet this needs our schools will need to be adequately furnished.  What features are included in high quality preschool classrooms? It is time to prepare.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is here to design and furnish preschool classrooms.  We also furnish and install, auditorium seating and lecterns, library furniture, Smart boards and projectors, and that is just a small sampling of what is needed for the ideal preschool classroom.  The atmosphere should promote good classroom flow and set a positive learning environment for children.

Many children from low-income families miss out on the educational benefits of daily bedtime stories, music lessons, and head start learning programs (examples: number games, science lessons, and writing skills).

Studies have shown that preschool programs help prepare children not only for formal school but also increase their job readiness for professional careers.

When shopping for quality preschool furniture, think kid friendly for bedding, toys, seating, tables and accent pieces.

Preschool furniture should be fun, simple and orderly. The School furniture should also be appealing to all ages with bright colors (bright reds, apple greens, bright pinks, cerulean blues) and patterns.

Look for theses features in preschool furniture:

 

  • Purchase furniture with oak or plank wood materials. The wood materials are durable and highly resistant to wear and tear.
  • Purchase child sized furniture items to fully accommodate small children.
  • Seating and bedding should be soft and cozy – flat seat pans, beanbags, sofas and carpet squares are great selections.
  • School furniture should also promote collaborative work. You can meet collaborative learning needs by purchasing durable, flexible furnishings such as arch shaped desks. Active learning environments are important for preschool students because students have a better opportunity to stay engaged and energized.


Here at Edwards & Hill we offer a wide variety of educational furniture and laboratory applications.

Edwards & Hill is here to design an intimate, durable, stylish Preschool Learning Environment. Take a look at our Lines of Educational Furniture and learn more about the benefits of educational furniture designs today.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is a leading office planner and supplier for commercial companies, government agencies and individual consumers nationwide. We sell and install office furniture. We design and plan office layouts from start to finish. We even help you relocate and handle planning, marketing, public relations, and film and video production.

Review what Ergonomic Office Furniture products and services our divisions, Furniture Division and Multi-Media Division, can provide to you today.

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Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/14/education/early-education-far-short-of-goal-in-obama-speech.html?_r=0
http://preschoolers.about.com/od/familyrelationships/tp/Sources-for-Preschool-Furniture.htm
http://www.articledashboard.mk/Article/Tips-on-Buying-Quality-Furniture-to-Last-a-Lifetime/346
http://www.ehow.com/how_5699984_select-preschool-classroom-furniture.html

How Ergonomic School Furniture Benefits Student Learning

Friday, August 31st, 2012

It’s Back To School time. Educational facilities need school furniture that accommodates students in learning activities.

The education system, students, and teaching styles are all evolving and school furniture needs to evolve effectively with them.

Modern school furniture should be flexible and mobile to promote a learning environment in the classroom that improves the learning experience.

The best office and classroom furnishings are the ones made for flexible and collaborative spaces. Studies have shown students work better when assigned to group work, student centered style learning. This learning style allows teachers to guide learning rather than instruct. In this learning environment students become more engaged in learning activities.

Mobile furniture works excellent in student centered style learning because the furniture can be easily reconfigured for a variety of group work activity. The benefits of having mobile furniture are as followed:

 

  • Lightweight furniture allows students to move desks into cluster formation and back into rows for lecture or individual work.
  • Swivel seating gives students the option to comfortably adjust their seating positions to help them stay more focused in class.
  • Spacious work surfaces allow students to use a variety of mediums to learn, from paper notebooks to electronic devices.
  • Ergonomically flexible mobile furniture allows classrooms to stay clean, be handle by all users and easily managed without the risk of injury.


Comfortable, student centric school furniture should be available in all educational environments. Focused students are successful students. Flexible, mobile and highly functional furniture will keep your students on the road to success.

Read Edwards & Hill’s article How To Furnish A Dorm Common Room That Works For Students for more school furniture and interior design ideas.

 

No matter what you envision, Edwards & Hill is here to provide you quality furniture, great pricing and exceptional customer service. We can assemble your furniture; assist you with furniture project management and coordination services. We can also help you with interior design, space planning and more!


Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is a leading office planner and supplier for commercial companies, government agencies and individual consumers nationwide. We sell and install office furniture, as well as design and plan office layouts. We even help you relocate and handle planning, marketing, public relations, and film and video production.


Since 1998, when Managing Partner Tony Hill and Partner Hans Edwards founded Edwards & Hill Communications, we have provided clients with creative solutions to complex problems and know how to tailor our products and services to your specific needs.


To give one shining example of what you can expect when you retain the services of Edwards & Hill, we developed the office floor plan and supplied all custom office furniture, computers, audio/visual equipment, customer cueing system and electric lateral filing systems for the new Visitor Control Center (VCC) at Ft. George G. Meade Army Base in Maryland. These needs were specific and complex, and we met them to the great satisfaction of our customer. We also installed 74 rooms every 24 hours and completed the installation of 2000 guest rooms and suites at the Gaylord National Hotel on time.  We brought it all together from start to finish and we can do the same for you.


Contact Edwards & Hill by clicking here or call us at 410.884.8450 today! We are here to serve you!


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