Matching School Furniture with Different Learning Styles

Matching School Furniture with Different Learning Styles

One of the biggest benefits of modern learning environments is their ability to suit students with diverse learning styles. Not every student learns the same way, but innovative classrooms and libraries are designed to inspire all children. The team at Scholar Furniture are so passionate about individualised learning in NZ that we have put together a list of different learners and how the right school furniture can support each style.

Visual Learners

If you understand the world through visual cues like drawings, photographs and videos, you’re a visual learner. Visually dynamic furniture supports these learners and brightly coloured classroom chairs, desks in interesting shapes, and whiteboards at the ready will stimulate these kids.

And it’s not just students who benefit from vibrant school furniture – with 65 percent of the population estimated to be visual learners, filling staffrooms and offices with visually interesting furniture can benefit teachers, parents and principals too.

Verbal and Auditory Learners

People who learn best through words, sounds or music are verbal or auditory learners. They like to read and talk, listen to stories and sing, so providing comfortable and soft group seating areas in the classroom and library to encourage these activities will help these students flourish.

Physical Learners

You know those busy kids and teens who seem unable to sit still? They’re probably physical learners, discovering the world through touch. These students are best engaged through classrooms and libraries filled with moveable furniture and physical sensations like floor cushions, flip tables and mobile school storage systems. School furniture on wheels helps keep classrooms dynamic for tactile students, while teachers of young physical learners appreciate soft furniture for its safety value!

Logical Learners

People who understand the world through reason, logic and systems are well-suited to traditional classrooms with a modern twist. Let these logical minds grow by providing ergonomic school desks and chairs and efficient storage.

Interpersonal Learners

Social interactions are important in the real-world and some students are naturally inclined to thrive in group settings. Chairs and desks that can be gathered together will not only support these students, but also encourage kids who are not naturally social creatures to embrace this style of learning in the classroom now and in offices in the future.

Solitary Learners

People who prefer to work quietly on their own are solitary learners. Overwhelmed by too many stimulants, it’s important to offer these students a quiet space to process things on their own.

It’s Not Static

Remember, nobody fits exclusively into one of these learning styles, which is why school furniture that caters for a range of learning styles is so valuable to our classrooms, libraries and offices. It helps students find their natural rhythm while also embracing new environments in which they can learn, grow and evolve.
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