The latest insights into the positive impact of furniture and space design on students and learning communities.
What it Means to be a Differentiated Classroom
“Everybody’s a genius. But if you judge a fish based on its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its entire life thinking it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein Considering everything that has happened in our world over the last couple of years, meeting learner needs is...read more
10 Ways to Stretch your Budget to Create Meaningful Change
As summer strolls in, and the campus gets waxed, painted, and washed, this is the leadership team’s time to buckle down and work on budget and how to spend. With the support of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the Elementary and...read more
The Story of NorvaNivel
Learners’ needs have changed. So should our classrooms. Now more than ever, learning spaces must meet the needs of each and every learner – a challenge rooms with static desks and chairs were never designed to do. “A space designed for the average learner...read more
Made in America for America – A take on NorvaNivel from across the pond
Irena Barker of British Planning Learning Spaces Magazine meets designers Avron and Jolene Levin to find out how their furniture tunes into learners’ needs. “A lot of kids get lost in the system because the environment is stifling them.” It’s a brave business owner...read more
learners need more than a safe place.
A learner’s well-being doesn’t stop at physical distancing. They desperately need developmentally, socially and emotionally safe spaces as well.read more
Home Hacks for Creating Learning Spaces
Before you scour the stores attempting to simulate the traditional classroom, you may want to explore what’s really going on in progressive schools, and most workplaces.read more
The Story Behind the RockerOttTM. The Original Rockstar.
The award-winning NorvaNivel ROCKEROTT is the first of its kind. Lightweight, flexible, and truly versatile. The original RockerOtt was and still is a seating solution that can support learners through all their natural body movements and learning needs, as well as channel physical learners’ excess energy to focus on their tasks at hand.read more
How COVID can make us better
COVID-19 has definitely impacted global education. How do we sustain distance (albeit temporarily) in learning environments while ensuring it doesn’t become the overriding principle in space design?read more
The Power of Color in a Learning Environment
Bright yellow combined with vibrant greens and soft blues to create a calming space for the young readers of the Connetquot Public Library. Why is the psychology of color important to the learning environment? Understanding the role that different colors play in the...read more
Choosing Height-Adjustable or Varied Height Tables
At NorvaNivel, all the learning spaces we create are designed to empower learners. We recognize that spaces are not one-size-fits-all, but need to cater to learners’ profiles. Having surfaces at varied heights with options to sit or stand ensures learners feel...read more