Blog Posts August 12, 2020

Return to Learn: Supporting Social and Emotional Needs of Students in Hybrid Educational Models

2020 has been a year of transition.  Uncertainty has been the cornerstone of this season as we navigate through challenges brought on by Covid-19 this past February.  This has greatly increased anxiety related to health and stability, losses of various kinds and a general lack of ability to make concrete plans.  Restoring safety and predictability […]

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Blog Posts August 2, 2019

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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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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Blog Posts November 20, 2017

Will Flexible Seating Create Chaos in Your Classroom?

“I believed that putting students in rows facing the front of the room would make them easier to manage. I also believed that an effective classroom was a quiet classroom. Everyone was supposed to be quiet except for me.” – Caitlin Tucker, Classroom Furniture: Does it impede or improve learning? For over a century, classroom […]

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News November 9, 2017

Baldwin SD Gives Classrooms Facelift with Flexible Learning Spaces (Video)

To watch the video, please visit http://longisland.news12.com/story/36806890/baldwin-sd-gives-classrooms-facelift-with-flexible-learning-spaces. November 9, 2017 — Baldwin, NY — The Baldwin School District has given some of its classrooms a facelift with what it calls flexible learning spaces. The superintendent says the goal of these spaces, which features movable couches and chairs, is to get kids ready for life after college. Experts […]

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News September 15, 2017

Haskell Announces Special Assistance for Schools Impacted by Harvey and Irma

Program Includes discounted pricing on Ethos and Echo plus charitable donations BALA CYNWYD, PA – SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 – Haskell, a leading manufacturer of furniture for K-12 and higher education, announced today that it has created a program to assist schools that have been impacted by the recent flooding and storm damage created by hurricanes […]

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Blog Posts July 5, 2017

Teachers, Do You Have the Summertime Blues? You’re Not Alone.

The last school bell brings visions of kids joyfully running out of the classroom until the fall and of teachers moving on to a summer job or enjoying some much deserved time for themselves. Interestingly, however, if you Google ‘teacher summer’ one of the suggested topics that comes up is ‘teacher depression during summer’. If […]

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