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Bright Ideas Blog

Our blog is a great resource for anyone looking to get new ideas for school furniture and school equipment we sell. Many schools, colleges, and universities purchase products from us but set them up differently for their unique needs.  Browse our posts below and let us know if we can help you with a design session or your school has a specific need that you’d like to get a consultation for.

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3 Pieces from the STEM Furniture Collection to Create Collaborative Learning Environments

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Educators and academicians at the forefront of improving America’s performance in STEM subjects are turning to collaborative and group learning as a way to add a deeper, and higher level of education in STEM subjects.

Teachers who want to create collaborative learning environments need the right classroom furniture. Here are three essential pieces from the STEM furniture collection that help create collaborative learning environments.

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Technology Meets Mobile Furniture To Create Modern Classrooms

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The use of technology in classrooms is growing at an exponential rate. As teachers and administrators shift their thinking to more interactive, engaged approaches to education, the use of cell phones, tablets, and computers must be factored into the equation.

Today’s classrooms serve a much higher purpose than teaching a daily lesson. Technology plays a vital role. Here’s how classroom furniture can shape better students.

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Supportive Seating Enhances Student’s Learning Experience

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The classroom chairs and tables students use can greatly impact their ability to learn. Today’s supportive seating is designed for durability and comfort.

Classroom chairs carry more of a responsibility than many administrators and teachers realize. The aged formatting of rows of chairs with each student staring at a classmate’s head is ineffective. Supportive seating that is easy to move and allows for group learning boosts a student’s experience.

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Columbia Flexible Seating Turns To Rockers For Dynamic Movement

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Research shows students are more open to learning and engaging in the classroom when they’re free to move. Flexible seating options create the ideal classroom setting.

Flexible seating classroom options give kids ownership over their learning and Columbia Manufacturing is leading the way with numerous styles. From mobile stools and chairs to rockers in the classroom, students and teachers are experiencing the benefits of flexible seating chairs.

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Transform Your School Dining Furniture Into An Enriched Experience

Dining times for students can often be filled with stress and seclusion. Traditional school dining furniture is designed for small groups and make it easy for students to get lost in a crowd of cliques. SICO recognized the need for change and developed an Enriched Dining Experience for k-12 schools.

Students today aren’t just sitting and eating during their dining period. From catching up with friends to scraping together last-minute homework assignment, students need more flexibility and inclusion when in comes to school cafeteria seating.

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