5 Factors to Consider When Purchasing School Chairs

It is time to purchase new school chairs for your classroom, but the amount of choices available can be overwhelming. To help you decide which will work best for your particular needs, we have provided five essential criteria for you to consider.

Chair Height and Age of Students

Will these chairs be used primarily for Kindergarten classrooms or might they also be used for older children? It is important to consider this question when choosing a chair so that you purchase chairs that the students fit in properly and avoid returns. Chairs are available in several seat heights to accommodate all student ages. A common stack chair may range in sizes of 10″H, 12″H, 14″H, 16″H and 18″H. These heights are measured from the floor to the seat surface. You can follow this rule to measure your existing chairs and order more of the same size, or use the guide below if ordering for the first time. If the chairs are to be used by various age groups, either purchase different sizes to accommodate each age or purchase the chair height made to accommodate the oldest in the group, as it is better for chairs to be too big than too small. 

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21st Century Learning: 5 Ways to Arrange Collaborative Desks

In today’s education environment, it is almost impossible to avoid hearing the word “collaboration.” Not only is collaboration an important 21st century college and career readiness skill, but for many students, face-to-face communication is slowly being replaced by screen time, causing an even greater skills deficit.

Educators face the vital task of teaching students how to converse, create, and work together in the classroom environment. So how does an educator go about teaching collaboration skills? One quick and easy strategy is to use collaborative desks. In order to create an environment that fosters communication, try out these 5 collaborative desk arrangements:

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