If you have not visited an American classroom in the last few decades, then you could be in for a surprise. For the most part, the days of neat rows of carefully-arranged desks are gone. Instead, teachers favor more collaborative arrangements such as desk clumps, communal U shapes, or stadium seating.
Regardless of what patterns teachers favor, they will all agree that student desks must be sturdy. Here are three reasons why.
As a teacher, you know that organization is the key to working efficiently. Tracking and managing student paperwork, keeping track of instructional materials and maintaining your inventory of classroom supplies can be a daunting task in and of itself. But when you’re a teacher with a mobile classroom, this process can be even more overwhelming.
Some teachers have dedicated instructional space. Others are in a variety of different environments and group settings throughout the day. This constant movement requires extra planning and specific equipment. When adapting your organization tactics for mobility, think ease of use (or in this case, ease of movement):
You probably have a full-sized, wall-mounted dry erase board in your classroom (if not, we’ve got you covered)…but have you considered using dry erase products throughout the rest of your room? Read on to learn about 3 types of dry erase boards that are sure to increase classroom productivity and make learning even more fun for your students.
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.