In the midst of a global pandemic, it's more important than ever to avoid the spread of illness. As people continue to practice social distancing, schools and office buildings await their return. Now is the time to think about how to design workspaces and classrooms with health-consciousness as a foundation, so that going forward, everyone is protected. Choosing furniture and office items that are easy to disinfect and antimicrobial will reduce the risk of spreading infection to others, keeping your patients, students, and employees healthy and happy.
Collaboration at Distance: The Best Tools to Help Your Team Work Remotely
All around the world, remote work is the new norm. People all over the globe are sheltering in place to prevent the spread of the #Coronavirus, and companies will require new ways to keep the work going. It has become apparent that the economy of the future will be led by resilient companies whose workforce can collaborate productively from home, or anywhere.
Many industries are enabled to work remotely, soon every industry will have to follow suit, those who resist will get left behind. Even healthcare is rapidly adjusting to the era of the Covid crisis, with the growing need for telehealth.Read More
MooreCo is proud to have been a provider of functional, durable, and antimicrobial furniture and office supplies since 1985. The careful craftsmanship of our items has helped to improve the lives of students in schools, employees in major corporations, and patients and healthcare workers in clinical settings.Read More
Whether at Work or School, Design to Activate a Hungry Mind
From antibiotics and the printing press to electric lights and the internet, many of the world’s breakthrough discoveries and inventions share one thing in common: They were the result of curiosity.
Curiosity makes us eager to learn and to solve problems. It’s a special spark that seeks out new knowledge and the desire to learn how things work.
If you’ve ever sat at a rigid, fixed desk and chair for any length of time, you know how uncomfortable this nonconforming setup can be. Whether a student trying to learn and engage in a classroom, or an employee tasked with being productive and creative at work, natural body comfort and alignment is closely tied with how well we feel and perform.
In fact, study after study confirms what we know intrinsically: that our physical surroundings — from the chair we sit in to the air temperature in a room — make a difference. Energy levels, the ability to focus, and even rates of absenteeism are all linked to our physical surroundings.Read More
Although the nature of work, school, and how we take care of ourselves is changing, we humans — whether as children or adults — continue to spend a significant amount of time together in a physical place, such as an office building, school, or health facility.
What impact do these spaces have on our engagement and well-being? And how can we create environments that encourage greater interconnection and productivity?
The teachers’ lounge should be a precious sanctuary, a small safe harbor from a storm of taking care of students’ needs, assuaging parental concerns, and being responsible for keeping everyone in line and on task. Here are 6 design tips for the teachers' lounge that will make the most of the space by turning it into a true refuge, a place where teachers can escape the oftentimes chaotic world of the classroom, and recenter their minds, hearts, and even their souls.Read More
Colors in the classroom environment that should maximize information retention, stimulate participation, and will boost active learning. But what colors are the best to achieve these results for active learning? The key to creating an environment conducive to learning in a classroom is to not over-stimulate learners.
Color can affect our feelings, memory, attention and motivation to work due to their impact on our emotions. Here are 5 colors in the classroom that you should consider such as a room’s wall color, or a select accent, such as chairs, desks or tables, depending on the intended effect.
Color - bright colors in particular - stimulate the brain and help boost memory. In the past, color was primarily used as a tool to influence early learners, but recently it’s been shown that this effect carries across all age groups. According to the College of St. Scholastica, “color does indeed have an impact on student behavior, academic performance, and feelings of well-being”. In addition to their overall influence, each color has specific traits that impact students in different ways. For example, blues and greens are often seen as calming, while reds and oranges are more invigorating. Let’s take a look at how you can incorporate color into your classroom in order to encourage learning and improve the mood of your students.Read More
Classroom design is a powerful tool in your arsenal for improving levels of student interaction and engagement. Active learning improves retention of knowledge by promoting the four C's of learning: Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity.Read More
Did you know many schools are no longer calling the library a library? Nowadays it’s becoming more prevalent to call this multi-use space a “learning commons” or “media center” or “technology hub.”Read More