Desks and chairs
As educators prepare students for the complex global society and economy, the 4 C’s (creativity, communication, collaboration and critical thinking) become crucial for success. Obtaining these skills requires students to flex between working alone, in groups or all together. Look for products that enhance mobility, support a range of postures, and provide multipurpose solutions.


Students distract other students when they fidget, but standard chairs don’t address students’ need to move. Introducing exercise ball-type solutions create other concerns.


For middle schools and above, move from standard chairs and student-specific solutions, like exercise balls, to universal modulating stools. These support sit, stand and perch options and make fidgeting productive, while eliminating unique seating that stereotypes students.

Classroom with backless stools
Classroom floor plan