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How to Choose the Best Teacher's Desk for Your Educators

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A teacher's desk is often the focal point of a classroom. It's the place where teachers teach, grade papers, prepare lesson plans, and assist students. For educators to do their job effectively, they need a desk that fits their space, has plenty of storage, and is durable enough to withstand daily use year after year. Before buying, compare the best teacher's desks and consider these qualities and insights to ensure you choose the right desk for your educators.

Know your desk sizes and dimensions first

The desks you buy for your educators must fit seamlessly into their classrooms. If the desk is too small, teachers won't have enough space to organize their plans. It will also make the teacher's job harder by limiting the amount of workspace they have. Choose a desk that is too large, and you will make it difficult for the teacher and students to move about the room, disrupting any natural flow of the space. Before ordering a new teacher's desk, know the sizes and dimensions of the existing desk and the room. And coordinate with your teachers about their size preferences for a replacement.

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The Compact mobile teacher desk is the perfect solution for teachers with limited space. The small footprint ensures it won't take up too much space in the classroom. There is also a lockable steel cabinet for storage needs.

Teacher's desk storage options

Teachers need to have a place to keep supplies, personal items, or sensitive work. A desk with storage capacity can meet those organizational needs. Consider teacher desks that have flexible storage capacity options, like drawers of varying depths, file cabinets, shelves, or cubby compartments.

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The teacher's desk with a double pedestal provides plenty of storage capacity with pedestals on either side of the desk. Each pedestal has two drawers and a file cabinet drawer.

Aesthetic design matters to fit the teacher's learning space

While functionality is important, you should also consider the aesthetic design of the teacher's desk. Create an inviting environment with the right desk that is welcoming for students and appealing to your educators. Consider the color options, available styles, and designs of the desk.

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The teacher's work desk has an elevated look that will definitely complement the overall design of your classrooms. The hardwood and oak veneers are durable and have a UV finish, making the desk look like real wood.

Teacher's desk functionality considerations

Consider the functionality features of the desk to determine how it will perform during daily use in the classroom. This includes features like built-in power outlets, cable management systems, and technology-integrated accessories. These features are not necessary but can make it easier to teach. For example, instead of worrying about managing technology, they can focus on teaching. Talk with your educators about how they use their desk, and which functional features are on their wish lists.

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Consider the Paragon A&D Crossfit Teacher Desk & Podium. This teacher's desk is designed to be mobile, with wheels and locking casters, great for educators who move throughout the classroom or teach from several classrooms. It has a desk area and adjacent podium built-in, perfect for teachers who need lecture spaces.

Choose a teacher's desk made of durable materials

Your teachers will also be using their desks for major portions of their day, five days a week, throughout the school year. When you're browsing new teacher's desks, keep durability in mind. Look for a high-quality desk that is durable enough to last for years of rigorous classroom use. Consider the materials the desk is made of, such as metal, wood, laminate, or plastic.

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The Norwood Series Shell Desk may look simple, but it's impressive in durability. Its construction is made from thermofused laminate, which resists scratches and stains beautifully. The PVC edges protect against chipping and cracking.

Teacher's desk adjustability for flexible learning spaces

One size does not fit all when buying a teacher's desk. But you can't always buy a new teacher's desk with every new educator who joins your staff. Instead, consider adjustable teacher's desks that allow customization options, like adjustable height legs or tops. That way, your teachers can adjust their desks to fit them, creating a more ergonomic working environment.

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Consider adding sit-to-stand desks to your school furniture buying list. These desks are fully adjustable for any learning and teaching preferences and work for both faculty applications and student learning. With various shapes and sizes available, you're sure to find a great teacher's desk solution.

Teacher's desks with mobility

Some teachers and classrooms would benefit from a mobile desk that can easily move about the room. Casters are a must for creating this mobility. Consider the size of the desk and how mobile it is. Most mobile desks are compact with a smaller footprint and have locking casters to roll on.

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The mobile teacher's desk is the ultimate in mobility and versatility. It has a small footprint and four large casters. Teachers can easily move it about the classroom. It has storage underneath, a flip-up monitor lid, fold-out work surfaces, and a six-outlet power strip.

Choose a teacher's desk that fits your budget

Having a budget to work within can help you narrow down your options. When comparing possible teacher's desks, consider which will be the best value. The most expensive is not always the best. And explore furniture solutions with additional warranty coverages for peace of mind.

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Start your teacher's desk search by browsing our Quick Ship teacher desk options! Whether you're purchasing a new desk for one educator or several, you're sure to find solutions here, with guaranteed quick shipping.

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Choose the best teacher's desks for your educators with School Outfitters

As you can see, a lot goes into choosing a teacher's desk. With so many different factors to consider, it can quickly become overwhelming. Having expert guidance can be what you need to make the best choice for your classrooms. At School Outfitters, our furniture experts can work with you to identify needs and then find the perfect teacher's desk to meet your budget.

Request a free quote today and let School Outfitters help you improve teacher satisfaction and retention with a new desk or two this year!

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