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Today’s Classrooms Should Be About Flexible Teaching—Not Furniture

Ed Surge – Chrissy Romano-Arrabito

“At the end of June a group of passionate, dedicated educators gathered for one of New Jersey’s last EdCamps of the 2017 school year. I bounced around a few sessions but settled into one called “Flexible Furniture.” The idea is that, instead of assigning students in traditional rows of desks, they would have a choice as to where they sit. The conversation was underway when I walked in. The facilitator shared pictures of sleek, stylish yet functional seats, tables and “Starbucks”-style setups while others asked questions and shared ideas about how to get the latest furniture in their classrooms. Some offered contact information about “classroom designers” and school vendors. All which came with a hefty price tag.”(more)

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