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How to Prioritize Social-Emotional Mental Health in the Classroom as Students Go Back to School

Posted by MooreCo Inc on Jul 26, 2022 10:52:28 AM

Students have had to undergo a seemingly endless string of stressful events over the last few years. Between an increase in school violence and a global pandemic that resulted in learning loss and cancelled social gatherings, students are under a lot of pressure to make up for lost time. That catch-up feeling has created a lot of anxiety, inequity, and isolation, so it is more important now than ever for students to know that they are not going through this alone. Prioritizing social-emotional learning and mental health as students go back to school is vital in shaping a more empathetic, inclusive, and safe classroom environment. MooreCo can help build a classroom environment that’s unique to your school and makes use of welcoming design aspects.  

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Topics: Covid-19, Back-to-school, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Well-being, mental health

Creating Intergenerational Classroom Environments

Posted by MooreCo Inc on Jul 8, 2022 2:02:38 PM

How to Bridge the Generational Gap Between Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X, and Baby Boomers

Classrooms have always been multigenerational, whether it’s an elementary school with a generational gap between the students and their teacher, or a college course that pulls in students across the generational spectrum. The way we learn varies from person to person, not to mention generation to generation, so the way we approach classroom design needs to accommodate these different education styles. 

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Topics: Learn from Home, hybrid classroom, remote, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, intergenerational classroom

8 Ways to Incorporate Flexible Seating into the Classroom

Posted by MooreCo Inc on Jun 6, 2022 11:10:35 AM

Incorporating flexible seating within classroom design is more important than ever. Today’s generation of students has a shorter attention span and craves variety. They want to walk into a classroom that grabs their attention and meets multiple needs, so they can focus on achieving academic excellence.  

Flexible seating requires movement, since rocking and motion is known to facilitate concentration and better cognitive processing. According to Lakeside Educational Network CEO/President Gerry Vassar, “Rocking helps students who are experiencing a brain state of high arousal (hypervigilance) to be able to transition to a much more calm brain state to enhance his/her ability to learn and problem-solve.” Students who have a hard time focusing will do well when they are free to move.  

We know a few ways to bring flexible seating into the classroom to ensure students of all ages are ready to learn.  

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How Can We Prioritize Mental Health in Gen Z Classrooms?

Posted by MooreCo Inc on May 12, 2022 12:54:11 PM

At the tail-end of a two-year-long global pandemic, students are under more stress than ever before. The pandemic alone has massively affected their mental health as students make the switch to remote learning and continue schoolwork under these conditions. Not only were they forced to consider their futures while they were simultaneously unsure what the future held, but students also identified other global issues that had an impact on their mental health in the latest APA Stress in America Survey. Students today are stressed over issues like discrimination and harassment, the separation and deportation of migrant and immigrant families, mass shootings, political climate, hunger or food insecurities, work, and money, to name a few.  

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Topics: Covid-19, Well-being, mental health

How to Distribute ESSER Funds to Combat Learning Loss in Your School

Posted by MooreCo Inc on Apr 14, 2022 2:00:47 PM

MooreCo is piloting the conversation around how to best serve students in a post-pandemic world. Curating the classroom into a multifaceted learning environment is just one of many ways to adapt to the future of education. Think interactive displays, wall-to-wall whiteboards, ergonomic seating, and standing desks. Whatever your students need to catch up on their learning, MooreCo’s wide range of products are designed to keep academic focus at the forefront. 

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Topics: Covid-19, Back-to-school, learning from home, hybrid classroom, remote, Thrive

8 Ways to Stay Mighty

Posted by MooreCo Inc on Feb 28, 2022 5:34:15 PM

MooreCo has been committed to providing environments where people can thrive for over 3 decades. But what does it mean to thrive? Once all of our survival needs are met (safety, food, shelter, water), we can focus on the higher range of needs. Hierarchy by MooreCo was inspired by Mazlow's Hierarchy of Needs. We imagined a world where students were not only stimulated, but supported, encouraged, and set up to succeed in all their learning endeavors. 

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Topics: Design, Active Learning, Active Classroom, Designer's Corner, hybrid classroom, Teacher's Favorites, Well-being

Why You Should Choose Glass for Your Class

Posted by MooreCo Inc on Feb 10, 2022 11:17:06 AM

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Topics: Collaboration, Design, Active Learning, Active Classroom, Teacher's Favorites, Well-being

Top Higher Ed Design Trends for 2022

Posted by MooreCo Inc on Dec 29, 2021 4:02:03 PM

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Topics: Insider, Collaboration, Human Development, Designer's Corner, hybrid classroom, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Expert Analysis, New Products, Ergonomics, Thrive, Higher Education

A Note of Gratitude for 2021 from MooreCo CEO Greg Moore

Posted by MooreCo Inc on Dec 7, 2021 3:59:18 PM

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Topics: Case Studies, Active Classroom, MooreCo Workplace, Well-being, holiday

4 Big Reasons to Be Thankful

Posted by MooreCo Inc on Nov 18, 2021 1:15:54 PM

Gratitude isn’t just a feeling, it’s a practice. Research shows that practicing gratitude can improve mental health and quality of life, as well as contribute to overall happiness. As we come to the end of an unprecedented two year period and prepare for the holidays, we reflect on all there is to be grateful for.

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