How to Choose the Best Desks for Your School

While traditional school furniture can last for many years, they are not optimized for the 21st century changing learning environment.  Technology has quickly revolutionized the way students learn but unfortunately, student desks haven’t been as quick to catch up for several reasons.  This may be due to budgetary reasons since it’s normal for schools to maximize furniture expenditures.  Or it could be that many schools prefer traditional lesson plans and adopt a “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” approach.  The good news is that there are many options today that can help you find the right desk solution.  Having the right student desk promotes an optimal student learning experience, accommodates new lesson plan innovations, and contributes to a succinct and practical long-term budgetary expenditure.

Here are several factors to help you choose the best student desk:

Collaboration-Based Learning

Two critical skills that students need to learn for future success are communication and teamwork which are the themes of modern lesson plans.  This means you’ll want a student desk that can be easily configured for both individual and team-based assignments.  The Shapes Desk by Balt allows you to configure your classroom into several configurations including the traditional multiple row desk set up,  a round desk set up (up to 10), or square configuration.

Shapes Desk by Balt

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3 Reasons Why Special Education Classes Need Alternative School Furniture

Special education programs are becoming more common in both public and private schools. In 2015 alone, over 6.5 million students received some type of special education help. Even more so, over 10% of all public school kids receive special education help. Special education is an umbrella term that covers a wide range of learning matters from special needs to learning disabilities, speech impediments to temperate control, audio-visual impairments to physical handicaps, and more. While alternative classroom layouts and furniture can be extremely useful in mainstream classrooms due to the rise of visual learners in the classroom, alternative classroom layouts and furniture can be even more beneficial to students in special education programs. Below are three reasons why special education classes need alternative school furniture.

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Save Money with Classroom in a Box furniture Sets

It’s that time of year again where school districts reflect upon the previous school year and plan accordingly for the upcoming academic calendar.  Between last-minute curriculum changes to teacher desks, to presentation stations everything in between, administrators and board members assess their schools’ needs based on their fixed budgets.

Educational budgets and academic needs are constantly battling each other which means schools need to make every expenditure count. Unfortunately, equipment such as student desks are not immune from wear and tear over years of student use. One way a district can stretch their dollars is by purchasing high-quality furniture sets for their classrooms.

Chevron Desk & Hierarchy Chair Package by Balt

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How School Chairs Affect Students

Do you remember those countless hours in class sitting through lectures but found it hard to pay attention because you couldn’t seem to stay comfortable?  The devil is in the details which means quality, size, and comfort of a school chair can adversely affect a student’s learning experience.

School is stressful enough so a comfortable learning environment is absolutely paramount.  Similar to an office environment, proper lumbar support maintains the spine’s natural arch so this leads to reduced back strain during long hours of learning.  Having ample space below the chair allows easy access to books, bags, laptops, and other personal effects and also helps with organization.

Intellect Wave Seating w/ Accessory Rack

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