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When Classroom Disruption May Not Be Just “Bad Behavior”: How Adverse Childhood Experiences Can Negatively Affect Students’ Engagement at School

An ACE (Adverse Childhood Experience) score (0-10) represents exposure to different categories of abuse, neglect and other traumatic events prior to the age of 18. Almost HALF the nation’s children have experienced at least one or more types of serious childhood trauma which can negatively affect their ability to engage in group learning. While collaboration […]

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Making a Successful Makerspace

People are intrinsically makers, tinkerers, creators. Whether it is through art, music, language, or any other media, people are drawn to this idea of making and creating something new. There is a great passion in making as it allows us to not only show understanding, but an opportunity to express ourselves, our personalities, and our […]

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The Importance of a Maker Culture in Schools

Part 5 of a 5-part blog series exploring the topic of makerspaces in education. Click here to read part 1, Makerspaces: An Important Component of 21st Century Education part 2, Creating a Makerspace in Schools and part 3 Using Makerspaces to Promote a STEAM Curriculum, and part 4, Preparing Students for Successful Careers with Makerspaces. As we’ve covered in […]

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Preparing Students for Successful Careers with Makerspaces

Part 4 of a 5-part blog series exploring the topic of makerspaces in education. Click here to read part 1, Makerspaces: An Important Component of 21st Century Education part 2, Creating a Makerspace in Schools and part 3 Using Makerspaces to Promote a STEAM Curriculum According to a U.S. Department of Labor report, “65% of today’s 2nd graders […]

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Using Makerspaces to Promote a STEAM Curriculum

Part 3 of a 5-part blog series exploring the topic of makerspaces in education. Click here to read part 1, Makerspaces: An Important Component of 21st Century Education and part 2, Creating a Makerspace in Schools As STEAM curriculum’s pick-up steam (pun intended), so do the popularity of makerspaces in schools. It is natural for […]

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2018 Georgia Chapter of the Association for Learning Environment’s Summer Conference

At our booth at the Georgia Chapter of the Association for Learning Environments summer conference, the Haskell team got to speak with a number of facilities and procurement attendees about their concerns and future plans. Again and again we discussed the construction, safety and modernization of their districts and how furniture built for active learning […]

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Creating a Makerspace in Schools

Part 2 of a 5-part blog series exploring the topic of makerspaces in education. Click here to read part 1 Makerspaces: An Important Component of 21st Century Education Our first blog post in this series covered the history and benefits of makerspaces in education. But, even if you’re bought into the idea, successfully launching a […]

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Makerspaces: An Important Component of 21st Century Education

Part 1 of a 5-part blog series exploring the topic of makerspaces in education A Brief History of Makerspaces Over 20 years ago in Germany, the concept called a hackerspace began. The first independent one (called C-Base) was a place where programmers could meet, work and share ideas. While these types of spaces had existed […]

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Classroom Makeover Contest Makes a Big Impact at West Street School

“Thank you again for hosting the Incredible Classroom Makeover Contest. The students are absolutely in love with the desks and chairs! They love the flexibility of the furniture and they constantly mention how comfortable they are.” – Justine Mackinnon, 4th Grade Teacher, West Street School

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