Best Classroom Carpets in 2020
Flagship Carpets FE160-44A Color Rings Black (Seats 24) Children's Classroom Seating Rug, Rectangle, 7'6"x12'
KC Cubs Playtime Collection ABC Alphabet, Seasons, Months and Days of the Week Educational Learning Area Rug Carpet For Kids and Children Bedrooms and Playroom (8' 2" x 9' 10")
- Latex rubber backing, low pile, fade and wear resistant machine-made polypropylene.
- Includes the ABCs, Seasons, Months and Days of the Week
- Made in Turkey.
Flagship Carpets Dot Spots Rug (Seats 30), Children's Classroom Seating Rug, 7'6" x 12', Rectangle, Multi-Color
Flagship Carpets Learning Grid Children's Classroom Seating Rug (Seats 24), 7'6"x12', Rectangle
- Fun Learning - institutional quality kids rug designed to teach children while sitting at home playrooms, daycares or schools
- Durable Design - kids rug built with high density nylon fiber and double-stitched edges for strength
- Bright & Colorful -- made in the USA with crisp colorful designs printed using state-of-the-art technology (645 dpi, 16-color)
- Extra Resistant - carpets have Stainless Stain Guard to protect against dander, bacteria, spills, mildew, odor and mold
- Certified and Safe - CRI Green Label Plus Certified for lowest emitting carpet on the market; Class 1 Flammability Rating
Carpets for Kids 4034 Colorful Seating Rows Kids Rug Size: 8'4' x 13'4'
- Durable carpet with , non-slip backing that resists wrinkling
- Lifetime abrasive wear
- Meets NFPA253 class 1 Fire code ratings
Carpet Spots for Classroom - 30 Pack of 5 inch Carpet Markers - Improves Student Learning & Includes Bonus Hook Tape, Sticker Seat Spots, Blank Spot Labels by GrowBrights
- ✔CALM CARPET TIME – Carpet spots for classroom will turn class chaos into focused student learning.
- ✔SPOTS STAY PUT – Carpet markers 30 pack uses strong hooks to resist the pull of vacuums and play.
- ✔LARGE AND LONG LASTING – Durable carpet sit circle spot markers for orderly kids day after day.
- ✔SEAT SPOTS SUCCESS – Floor spot markers kit includes class stickers, hook tape, and blank labels.
- ✔GUARANTEE – Our carpet circles for classroom kit comes with a lifetime warranty for your sit dots.
Champion Rugs 8x10 Kids Area Rug ABC Food Learning/ Playtime Carpet (7ft4in.x10ft4in.) (8 Feet X 10 Feet)
- Use in bedrooms, playrooms, hallways, classrooms, living room, kids room, add a sense of learning and education to any room
- Skid-proof backing is safe on all floor surfaces . No slip, non-skid gel backing for extra comfort and safety
- 16-Color combo technique to create bright & vivid design, colors & details
- Easy cleaning by vacuum, machine washable , Stain and soil resistant
- Perfect for travel, education, classroom centers, or speech therapy - lightweight and easy to carry along!
Carpets for Kids Color Blocks Value Seating Kids Rug Size: 6' x 9', Multicolored
- Durable carpet with antibacterial, non-slip backing that resists wrinkling
- Lifetime abrasive wear warranty
- Meets Nfpa253 class 1 fire code ratings
Home Dynamix Eric Carle Elementary USA Map Educational Kids Area Rug 6'6"x9'5" Blue/Red
- BRILLIANT ILLUSTRATIONS: Enter the wonderful world of Eric Carle and bring brilliant illustrations into your children’s room with the Elementary area rug by Home Dynamix. Features visuals from the worldwide best-selling book - The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
- CHEERFUL AND EDUCATIONAL: Carle’s bright and cheerful artworks are brought to life with this fun indoor rug, while featuring thought provoking motifs for educational purposes. World Maps, USA Maps, Upper & Lowercase Alphabet letter border. Kid friendly designs – Flamingos, Turtles, Caterpillar, Penguins. Letter with Animal association teaching elements.
- WONDERFUL ELEMENTS: True to Carle’s love of nature and understanding of children’s feelings and curiosities, the Elementary area rug offers playful and colorful elements from the world around them, making it a great addition to any playroom or classroom. As Carle’s timeless work has touched the lives of so many young children, they are sure to love this joyful area rug.
- NON-SKID BACKING: Made of 100% nylon - enhanced with non-skid latex backing that prevents slipping and sliding - so children can play safely while they learn through visual designs they will love.
- MACHINE WASHABLE: It is also machine washable, making it an ideal selection for children’s rooms where spills and sticky fingers are common.
Mybecca Kids Rug Alphabet Puzzle with Numbers & Letters Large Area Rug for Classroom 5ft x 7ft (59" x 82")
- NOTE: Size is approximate. Actual size may vary depending on design.
- Non-slip Cross Pattern Backing for Extra safety
- Contents : Made of 100% High Quality Soft Nylon Loop Pile / Thick-cushioned
- Reinforced Surged Edges for Durability
- Product Care : Spot clean using mild soap and cold water / Machine Washable
We Need to Free Teachers: How Micro-managing Teachers is Undermining American Education
American students are failing to learn. Beginning in the 1990s and accelerated by "No Child Left Behind," government micro-managing of classrooms has taken control away from teachers, forcing them to teach to the test instead of to competence.
Recently a 16 year old friend complained about spell check trying to insert an apostrophe in one of her contractions on facebook. Whenever I speak to her in facebook chat, I find her words are so filled with mis-spellings and incorrect grammar that I cannot understand her. When I try to speak to her about this, she ignores me (typical of a 16 year-old!).
Dismayed, I spoke to several public school teachers and university professors I know through both my education and facebook games. I asked them about what is happening in the classroom. Their answers revealed just how much has changed in public education over the last 20 years.
During my education in the 1980s and 1990s, teachers were trusted as the professionals they are, allowed to adjust their lessons to each class they were teaching, accelerating or slowing down the pace, providing enrichment activities that made learning fun, and above all else, free to do whatever they felt would be effective in empowering their students to think critically and apply lessons to the real world. Standardized tests were issued from time to time, but never focused upon. Instead, my teachers focused on making sure every student grasped every subject competently.
Things have changed. Since my high school graduation in 1990, governments on all levels have decided to supervise and micro-manage to levels unheard of in previous decades. Today's professional educators no longer possess the freedom to adjust their lessons to specific classroom situations and specific student needs in order to maximize student learning. Instead THE TEST has taken over class room time to a degree I find barely plausible. Now, instead of engaging and challenging students, both teachers and students are frustrated and bored. More importantly, students are advancing to the next grade with few critical thinking or researching skills, no ability to apply the classroom to the rest of their lives, and little permanent knowledge.
This trend is so severe that university professors now have to dummy down their curricula. If this seems unimportant, then consider that our most sensitive professions require graduate degrees. Do you really want the doctor operating on you to graduate with less knowledge and competence than a physician educated in the 1980s? Do you want your lawyer to not know the law expertly?
All professions build upon the foundation our public school teachers provide across a person's early life. We cannot afford for university professors to dummy down anything; doing so puts every aspect of our lives in danger.
It is time to reverse course in education and return the classroom to our dedicated education professionals. It is time trust our teachers to know their jobs. It is time to get government, even local government, out of the classroom and restore control to those best able to handle the responsibility of educating our youth: our classroom teachers. When we remove teacher control from their classes, we undermine our entire society. Let's stop politicizing education and let teachers teach. Not the politically correct version of their subjects, but each subject taught to prepare each student for the high standards expected of them in university. We all deserve nothing less.