Furnishing Middle School & High School Rooms to Support 21st Century Learning
After elementary school, students in the U.S. move to secondary education. This next level of learning encompasses 6th through 12th grade, also known as Middle School and High School. Traditional educational practices at this level have been teacher-centered, but today, with the prominence of technology, 21st century learning is now the focal point.
The skills learned in today's 21st century classroom emphasize critical thinking, group work, creativity, digital competence and learning through "hands-on" experiences. The goal is to ensure students graduate from high school prepared for the real world, whether that means pursuing higher education or entering the workforce. This necessitates creating an environment best suited to develop these skills. School furniture, classroom layouts, technologies, learning pedagogies and equipment all play a role in bringing 21st century learning to life.
School Outfitters has been on the forefront of the 21st century learning trend with our innovative school furniture and complete learning spaces, designed specifically for Middle School and High School classrooms. School desks can be mobile, enabling an easier transition to group work. Classrooms can be equipped with a whiteboard tables to encourage the sharing of ideas. Desks can include "arms" to hold a tablet or laptop. Student desks can be designed to fit together when needed with desk shapes like crescents, rounds or waves. School chairs can have wheels so students can easily move throughout the classroom. Other examples of today's school furniture include durable makerspace workstations for hands-on learning, flexible soft seating to encourage learning outside the classroom and laptop storage carts for security and charging capabilities.
Middle school and high school education play a pivotal role in the future of our children. At School Outfitters, it is our goal to ensure educators are equipped with the best school furniture and equipment to support their 21st century teaching.