Back when I was grade school, there were a lot of strict rules. We were required to sit like robots for hours, raise our hands for everything, and sit facing the front of classroom. Working with my classmates was never encouraged and talking other than to answer teachers’ questions was discouraged. Schools were dreary and the education furniture was even worse.
Ergonomics and sensible classroom furniture design did not seem to ever be considered back in the day. As if strict dress codes were not bad enough, old wooden furniture and small desks made it hard to focus. Only newer schools had less than antique furniture, which at that, left something to be desired. The education environment was not fun and learning was challenging. I partially blame it on classroom design. Fast-forward more than 20 years later – the rules have changed.
Finally, educators have realized that schools shouldn’t feel like prisons. Students should talk to each other, collaborate, learn, and do great things. HON and a ton of other education and institutional furniture manufacturers get it – education furniture should be comfortable, healthy, stylish, and foster learning. As a result, more and more schools from Novi, Michigan to California, Florida, and back, are furnishing spaces with the right furniture.
There are adjustable desks for the tallest and shortest of students, chairs that you can sit in for hours without getting back pain, and technology that makes learning fun.
Virco Clover Activity Table
Virco Art Center
HON Accomplish Student Desk Chair
Safco Computer Folding Table HON Sliding White Boards Virco Bean Bag Chairs Virco Projection Screen
Balt Reflex Stacking Chair
As you can imagine by the looks of the above pieces of furniture, today classrooms are breaking bad habits. Gone are the days of stiff antique furniture. Hello comfortable seating. Hello color! Teachers are encouraging students to work together and more and more teachers and school administrators are making learning fun with all the right tools. Contact us to order furniture your students can benefit from.
- 15 Dec, 2013
- Jeff Summers
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