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Active. Kinetic. Tectonic. What does our Akt philosophy mean for Gen Z and how we design?

Posted by MooreCo Inc on Sep 28, 2022 1:20:36 PM

Akt by MooreCo is a family of tables, chairs and soft seating designed for Gen Z. We designed Akt with intention of creating pieces that are active, kinetic, and tectonic, key ingredients that Gen Z needs in order to thrive. Akt was designed to morph, reinvent, and transform itself allowing users to feel they are in control while they move in, through and with the space they are in. Conceived under our Thrive philosophy, which focuses on the six key facets of human development from adolescence and into the workforce, the Akt collection puts the spotlight on soft seating and surfaces that are active, kinetic, and tectonic.

Akt: Active. Kinetic. Tectonic

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Topics: Collaboration, Design, Active Classroom, MooreCo Workplace, Thrive, Akt

Designing Environments for the Physical and Sensory Needs of Gen Z

Posted by MooreCo Inc on Sep 20, 2022 3:08:45 PM

During our Thrive Webinar, we had the chance to speak with Dr. Lisa Harris of Healthworks Ergonomics, who taught us the importance of sensory and physical experiences that Gen Z has in the classroom and the workspace. “People are more often now considering sensory needs to be just as important as physical needs,” Dr. Harris said. “There is a lot that goes into creating an environment that brings out a physical response in your body.” The Akt family of furniture is specifically designed in response to physical and sensory needs that Gen Z is experiencing. Akt Tables reduce contact stress, Akt Chairs promote good posture, and Akt Lounge seating guarantees a cleaner environment, all with the goal of creating sensory-friendly environments that also support physical wellness for Gen Z as they further their education and enter the workforce. 

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Topics: Collaboration, Active Learning, Human Development, Active Classroom, Clean Living, Technology, Well-being, sensory needs

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

What Does it Mean to Thrive?

Posted by MooreCo Inc on Sep 22, 2021 1:56:37 PM

At MooreCo, we’re big on thriving. Our Thrive Philosophy came about in 2019, to place a focus on the design of spaces that encourage physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, social-emotional, and moral development. But even as there was an opportunity to help students thrive then, the pandemic made that need even more dire. The past year has taken a toll on students, teachers, and parents in ways that will take time to recover from. With the help of ESSER funds being allocated to schools to help with this recovery, our hope is that each school and student will have access to the resources and spaces they need to truly thrive.

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Topics: Collaboration, Design, Active Learning, Active Classroom, Covid-19, learning from home, Teacher's Favorites

Technology and the Renaissance of Education

Posted by MooreCo Inc on Jun 15, 2021 2:39:15 PM

A new era of education may be coming for American teachers and students. With ESSER funding now available for schools across the country, each institution and district will assess what is to help students succeed in a post-pandemic world. Unfortunately, learning loss caused by the pandemic may have a ripple effect that lasts years. McKinsey & Company put out findings that state that learning loss from the pandemic disproportionately affects students of color. In order to even the playing field and create equity among students, the learning gap must be closed.

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Topics: Collaboration, Design, Technology, Covid-19, Back-to-school, i3sixty, Compass, Well-being

Why Every School Needs to Prioritize SEL

Posted by MooreCo Inc on Jun 7, 2021 11:24:39 AM

As students wrap up an unprecedented school year, many families are beginning to reflect on their experience with hybrid, online, or in-person learning during a pandemic. It hasn’t been without its challenges. In fact, learning loss is projected to be a huge problem in coming years for k-12 students. But as COVID-19 positivity continues to decline, students can likely rely on the idea that they will be learning in person this fall. What that means for schools and educators is that time and energy will be needed to help students catch up to make up for time lost this year due to problems with virtual learning. A reported 15 million American students were without access to the tools needed to learn online, leaving many behind in already existing learning gaps. This is why the federal government has allocated ESSER funds for schools to spend. This money is meant to be used to help students recuperate academically and mentally from the effects of the pandemic. Mental health services within schools will be needed, as well as an increased emphasis on social-emotional learning, or SEL.

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Topics: Insider, Collaboration, Design, Active Learning, Human Development, Back-to-school, Teacher's Favorites, Thrive

How to Create a Workspace with Direction

Posted by MooreCo Inc on Feb 11, 2021 1:00:00 PM

It's estimated that 1 in 4 Americans are currently working from home due to COVID-19. That's nearly 40 million Americans who have grown accustomed to the comfort of their home offices, the trials of videoconferencing, and multitasking home and work responsibilities. But what does this mean for employers who plan to bring them back into the office in the coming year?

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Topics: Collaboration, Human Development, Designer's Corner, Working from Home, Technology, Covid-19, remote, hybrid, Compass

Creating the Ideal Classroom with Compass

Posted by MooreCo Inc on Dec 15, 2020 9:00:00 AM

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Topics: Color, Collaboration, Active Learning, Active Classroom, Designer's Corner, quick ship, Compass

The Value of Hands-On Learning in 2021

Posted by MooreCo Inc on Dec 8, 2020 12:00:00 PM

New research is showing that 2020 has been a difficult year for our nation’s students. Many are falling behind due to problems with access to remote learning and experts are saying it may cause devastating repercussions. At MooreCo, we’ve been dedicated to following the needs of students and teachers to create ideal learning environments for over 35 years. With that goal in mind, we held our second webinar, Thrive Together: Creating the Classrooms of Tomorrow, in late October. We’ve been continuing to highlight what expert presenters offered in terms of research and solutions for how to keep kids learning through the pandemic and beyond. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at the value of hands-on learning and STEM education, and how we can help students to keep learning through difficult circumstances.

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Topics: Collaboration, Active Classroom, Learn from Home, Technology, Covid-19, Back-to-school, learning from home, remote, hybrid, quick ship, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion