Throughout our school days, we all were witnesses to (and maybe even culprits of) sleeping in class. The act of falling asleep during class has been occurring for as long as school’s been in session and comes as no surprise to anyone. This habit of napping has helped many teachers realize the significant role that educational furniture plays in their classroom’s productivity. So, what do you think? Is furniture for schools getting too comfortable, or is this extra comfort just what students need to learn and grow?
Sitting in your PJ’s in bed may make for a superbly snug study sesh, but you’re more likely to catch an unexpected nap than actually study. Some believe that school classroom furniture is becoming more and more like memory foam beds, too comfortable for educational environments. While the shift back to old school roots of rigid school desks and tables seems a bit hard knocks to some, it does raise a certain level of strictness and attention to these learning environments.
On the other hand, many believe that “comfort is the new black” in today’s schools and the age of students shouldn’t matter. Research studies have been sitting comfortably behind this theory for years. No matter if the student is using elementary school furniture or college furniture, statistics show that students learning in comfortable education furniture positively affects learning, productivity, and even creativity.
So, here’s what we think: if office chairs are meant to be comfortable for employees, then classroom furniture should be just the same for students. We know that there is such thing as “too comfortable” when it comes to education furniture, so here’s our healthy and diverse alternative. Kimball Office offers standing office desks that have been proven in recent research studies to help students focus better and be more productive.