Higher test scores, increased energy, better focus….those are all things that teachers and administrators strive for but aren’t always easy to achieve. As you may know, the learning environment can play a significant role in each of these areas for students. If you’re looking for ways to improve the productivity and overall health and wellness of your students, these specific types of classroom furniture may be the perfect addition to your performance plan.
Configurable Desks & Workspaces
Configurable, multi-purpose tables allow you to adjust your classroom to your activities and needs. These interchangeable table shapes can be arranged in a variety of ways allowing you to recreate your classroom atmosphere to suite your activities or student needs. Instantly create small groups, section off your classroom into different stations or separate your students for better individual focus and learning. These shaped tables create the ultimate buildable classroom and a more productive environment.
Do you need to break down the students into project groups? Or do you need to split the classroom to allow for a more quiet space as well as an area for students to continue working together? You can simply shift these tables around to create whatever environment you need.
Compact & Mobile Seating
Much like shaped tables, stacking chairs and foldable training tables allow you to reconfigure any room to suit different activities, groups of people or learning environments. These two educational furniture pieces provide a way to instantly transform dynamic spaces such as assembly halls and gymnasiums and are easily stored, freeing those spaces up in only a matter of minutes.
There have been many studies that found students who were engaged in a more traditional sedentary classroom were 1.5 times more likely to fail than those engaged in an active learning classroom. Students within those active learning classrooms often outperformed other students in identical tests.
It’s also important to note that similar studies have found the immense difference movement and activities throughout the day makes in the overall health and wellness of both students and adults. One particular study noted that movement throughout the day increased work productivity by 18%. Imagine if we all had the ability to get that much more done on a daily basis!
Standing is not only a great option for students that need more movement in order to focus throughout the day, but it also is a great overall mood booster and can improve long term health.
Standing while working can lower blood sugar levels, lower the risk of heart disease, greatly improve overall mood and energy levels, and so much more.
Students who use standing desks are found to be more engaged, and there is overall improved education, classroom management, creativity and educational scores.
Tabletop Sit-Stand Workstations
There are so many furniture options now that allow students to quickly and easily move from sitting to standing throughout the day. A simple desktop sit-stand workstation is a perfect option for classrooms that aren’t ready for new desks and want to offer the option to sit or stand on an individual basis.
Adjustable Sit-Stand Desks
On the other hand, adjustable sit-stand desks make great staples within the classroom. This can serve as the permanent desk of your students, allowing them to adjust the desk up or down at any time without having to move their books or belongings.
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