For A classroom to be effective and go above and beyond the traditional sit down desk environment. Design is a very important aspect. The Class has to be accessible to all students and should be inviting as well as a fun place to learn. If it is not able to be used by all students then some change must be implemented and the environment will open up endless possibilities to students.
Here is an example of innovative desk designs
Build for change. School buildings can be tools for social change, and history’s the proof. Take courage and inspiration from what’s been done before.
—THE THIRD TEACHER, P. 115
Here is a link to a website which touches on many good ideas in classroom design.