How does furniture impact the learning experience?
As a leader in educational furniture solutions, we continually
strive to understand the answer to this question.
Through our Ruckus Grant Program, we've uncovered valuable insights that highlight the most essential needs of the modern classroom environment.
Following are the findings from our most recent grant program.
Ruckus Research at Buffalo Grove
See how the Ruckus research program impacted the students and teachers at Buffalo Grove High School.
To gauge the level of impact on the learning experience, students and teachers were asked to rate the following areas before and after they received the "kit" of new furniture from the Ruckus grant program:
- Move "however I want"
- Work comfortably with technology
- Work in groups
The results showed increases between 30% and 60% within each area. That's an incredible impact!
Overall, the top driver in all age levels was the freedom to move. KI proudly manufactures furniture solutions that support this vital need and so much more. Specifically, the "kit" of new furniture that helped support the needs of the modern classroom included the Ruckus Collection, Pillar Tables, MyPlace Lounge Seating, Instruct Desks and Connection Zone Mobile Screens.
See the remarkable before and after photos below.
Before and After Classroom Photos
See the noticeable difference made by a “kit” of new furniture at these nine schools.
The new solutions offered students storage, ease of movement and convenience during their lessons.
Buffalo Grove High School
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
Students can choose to sit on the seat or back of mobile Ruckus chairs as they work.
Cranberry Elementary School
North Point, Florida
Ruckus chair bookracks offer students a quick storage option for their books and materials wherever they go.
Madras Middle School
Learning should never be tied down to a chair and desk! Students can move their chairs and worksurfaces with them, paving a way for all teaching styles and student engagement.
Mount Vernon High School
Mount Vernon, Washington
The new furniture is comfortable and easy-to-use for group collaboration and heads-down work.
Sheridan Way Elementary School
Ruckus furniture allowed for new configurations of open workspaces for discussions and group work.
Thomas Jefferson High School
Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania
Students can slide their mobile chairs up to a sprocket table for easy brainstorming and collaboration on group projects.
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
The adjustable-height desk with mobile chair allows students to stand and move around the room easily.
Washington University St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri
KI furniture granted must-have flexibility and mobility for students.
York Technical College
Rock Hill, South Carolina
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