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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Classroom Design Elements to Inspire Productivity

The look and feel of classrooms is changing to accommodate modern learning practices. As researchers discover new insights about the psychology of learning, more teachers are using their findings to tweak design elements and enhance the classroom experience.

Modern classroom design for inspired learning

 In the modern classroom, teachers often spend little time lecturing to students. Instead, they act as mentors and provide support as needed while students engage with their subject matter individually. Using a number of educational approaches, these hands-on learning experiences improve student focus and retention rates. Here are some of the most intriguing advancements changing the look and feel of classrooms around the world:
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Five Benefits of Stand-Up Desks

More and more research shows that sitting for long periods of time can be harmful to your health. However, many jobs require long hours working at the computer, which results in sitting for several hours everyday. One solution to this issue is using a stand-up desk. Stand-up desks are just what they sound like, a desk that is higher than normal such that it can be used while standing rather than sitting in a chair. Making the switch from sitting all day to standing for a significant portion of the day can positively impact your health.

Are you considering getting a standing desk of your own? Here are five major benefits of standing desks to consider.

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