Tag: school desks

Student Desks Are Still Taking from the Past and Developing for the Future

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Student desks have evolved considerably since first created in recognizable form back in the late 19th century. Vintage Open Front School Desk

But it seems many pieces of office and school furniture have been taking from the past in recent years with designers bringing them full circle. Those designs might be slightly competing with much more modern designs that don’t yet seem to fit into the mainstream.

Let’s take a look at school desks being sold today here at Worthington Direct that borrow elements from many decades ago. However, will those someday give way to a very 21st century school desk that was already introduced several years ago?

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Stand-Up Desks Make History, Again

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Stand-up desks seem to be falling under the old phrase of “everything old is new again.”

Stand Up Desks in History

You can also say that about newly developed designs for office cubicles that were initially invented over 80 years ago. But stand-up desks go back even further when you consider that everyone from Thomas Jefferson to Ernest Hemingway reportedly used a stand-up desk for more inspired work time.

Can it truly create a spark in productivity, or should there be a stand-up and sitting desk hybrid?

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Feng Shui And Student Desks: How Placement Can Enhance Learning

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In order to be a good teacher, one needs to consider the best interests of one’s students before everything else.  Teachers want nothing but success for their students and they strive to provide a safe and nurturing environment that will foster growth and learning.  All you need to see is the look of pride on a teacher’s face when presented with a students success and you will know how much they really care.School Classroom Feng Shui

An ancient Chinese saying tells us that a “brilliant teacher means a brilliant student”.  The Chinese have always invested in the education of their children and would do whatever they could to ensure the child’s success in the learning environment.  This is where the ancient practice of Feng Shui would come into play.

These are some of the ways that the teachers created spaces that were most conducive with learning.

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School Desks Growing in Size

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School desks have been around since the founding of public education.  Materials and designs have changed over the years and many school desks have become more mobile to accommodate collaborative curriculum’s.  But now the U.S finds itself with an alarming number or overweight or obese school children that are having trouble fitting into existing school desks.

It’s logic. When you biggie size your fries, the ripple effect is that we biggie size everything that is manufactured to fit our bodies.  School furniture is not the only industry ramping up their mold sizes; clothes, car seats and play equipment are all getting up-sized.  While we are taking note of this unhealthy trend and putting exercise and nutrition programs to work, we still must accommodate our overweight students in the interim. (continue reading…)


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