As we’ve seen over the last year, the concept of what is considered a “classroom” is always changing, and so is its school furniture. Gone are the days of long rows of desks and chairs facing a teacher’s desk and chalkboard. Classrooms should be diverse in furniture and allow for all sorts of different education styles to accommodate students with additional needs. This will make it easier for teachers who will have attentive and hardworking students willing to learn every day. Here are three atypical types of school furniture perfect for meaningful and impactful learning space in the classroom.
Group Learning Tables
All students must learn to collaborate in the classroom. It allows for the development of social skills and will help them prepare for a future working with others in society. Small group tables are perfect school furniture for assisting students to interact and cooperate on learning tasks. These tables can also be combines with other tables to allow for even more students to join in on discussions or group work if needed.
Unconventional School Furniture Desk Shapes
Who said a school desk had to be square-shaped? A variety of shapes can help students learn better and place less of a burden on teachers dreading classroom layout changes. Desks with triangular tips can be easily made into round tables for discussion if needed and then simply moved back to row form when no longer required. Some desk shapes can even be placed in opposite directions while conserving space, perfect for test-taking situations.
Sometimes sitting for too long can make students anxious to move around a bit. Other times, sitting too long can make students fall asleep. Both situations severely hinder learning ability. A new concept to consider is standing desks. These types of desks resemble podiums and are perfect for students who have trouble sitting for long periods. A great solution to this problem is to have a few of these desks available for any student who prefers using them. They are also beneficial to teachers, who may feel more comfortable hovering around a specific classroom spot instead of wandering around the front of the room.
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