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Blog Posts October 17, 2018

Better Learning Podcast with John Myers, Director of Marketing and Training at Haskell

Kevin Stoller: Welcome to another episode of the Better Learning Podcast my name is Kevin Stoller host of the show and owner of K-12; we focus on creating better learning environments for schools, colleges and corporate learning areas. I’m joined with me today John Myers who is the Director of Marketing and Training for Haskell […]

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Blog Posts September 26, 2018

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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Blog Posts August 13, 2018

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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Blog Posts July 24, 2018

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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Blog Posts July 17, 2018

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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Blog Posts May 31, 2018

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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Blog Posts News April 26, 2018

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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Blog Posts March 27, 2018

Sit to Stand is the New Black

Haskell enjoyed being a part of this year’s CASH show which highlighted opportunities and challenges for school districts and their private sector partners presented by the implementation of Proposition 51. At our spot in the NextGen booth, however, the hot topic was sit to stand desks—and not just for students. We had numerous conversations with […]

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Blog Posts February 20, 2018

Using Design Thinking to Create a Classroom Built for Maximum Impact

“If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.”  – John Dewey, 1915 While so many of the sessions at the upcoming CASH show look fantastic, one of the sessions really caught our attention. Maximizing Facilities’ Impact on Student Learning…Insight from Sacramento State’s School of Education What can teachers teach […]

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Blog Posts February 2, 2018

Next Gen and Haskell Team Up at the 2018 CASH Annual Conference

If you haven’t heard of the 39th Annual Conference on School Facilities hosted by California’s Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH) in Sacramento, Haskell would like to invite you to learn more and register for this year’s conference. The event will highlight the opportunities and challenges for school districts and their private sector partners presented […]

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