Tag: School Chairs

Proper School Chairs – Tips for the Classroom

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Being a teacher can be hectic. You are constantly dealing with a large group of children that can switch moods in an instant while having to worry about getting your lesson plan together and having to grade a seemingly endless amount of papers. The last thing you want to do is worry about what types of chairs your students will be sitting in. This is why taking a peek at our large supply of school chairs can help you get the right ones for your room, so you can keep you attention focused on everything else.

Virco 9000 Series School Chair

Virco 9000 Series- The Most Popular Chair on the Market

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Take a Seat: Two Questions for Selecting the Right School Chair

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When furnishing a classroom, there is nothing more important to keep in mind than the needs of the student, both as individuals and in a group. As they will spend the vast majority of their time in the room sitting at a table or desk, having a chair that is comfortable, usable, and safe for each pupil is incredibly important. However, classroom chairs, like the students who will use them, are not one size fits all. At Worthington Direct, we believe that selecting the right school chair for your student can be simple and incredibly worthwhile if you keep in mind a few essential questions about the individuals in your class:

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Smith System Graduated Movement School Chairs

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So what is Graduated Movement in regards to school chairs anyway? “The concept is about movement,” says Smith System’s Bill Risdall.

Shapes and colors aren’t the only things that differentiate seating lines. This brief video clearly demonstrates how three lines of Smith System seating perform and function differently; Flavors, Plato and Intuit stack chairs. Understanding the Graduated Seating Concept can help you choose the seating line that best meets your needs.  From a full range of movement to a more structured seat bucket, Smith System has the perfect fit for your classroom.


Contact authorized dealer Worthington Direct today for great discount prices on all Smith System furniture products.


Smith System Furniture on School Pride

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Anyone keeping up with the progress made on NBC’s new show School Pride, and that has a fondness for well designed furniture may have been excited to see Smith System’s furniture being showcased on a recent episode.  The school selected for a much needed regroup was Kingston Springs Elementary School.  Their Tennessee school was engulfed in flood water in May of this year and suffered building damage as well as the loss of books, technology and school furniture.

Volunteers helped unload a substantial gift of school furniture products from Smith System including their new Flavors School Chairs that offer flexible and ergonomic seating in fantastic colors.  Interchange Student Desks were brought in to offer a long-term student workspace solution that allow individual study or can be grouped for cooperative learning activities.   Teacher’s eager to return to their curriculum, also received new Planner Teacher Desks and files for classroom storage.

“Despite the devastation of the flood, Kingston Springs Elementary School will come back stronger than ever due to the opportunity presented by ‘School Pride,’” says Molly Risdall Parnell, national sales manager for Smith System. “Teachers and students will get the 21st Century solutions that they deserve, including flexible and collaborative furniture designed to better educational experiences in the long term.”

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