Bulletin Boards to Welcome Spring in Elementary Classrooms

With spring upon us and summer just around the corner, now is the time to examine school operations and determine what improvements need to be made with regards to logistics and resources as students will soon be out on summer vacation.  Efficiency is always crucial to ensure students are promptly informed and know where to go for events and classroom changes considering the first few days of a new school year are always hectic.  A bulletin board that can be easily updated, deployed, and transported ensures students get to where they need to go in a prompt and efficient manner.

When considering a bulletin board for your school, it’s important to examine these several factors to help you pick the right one:

Mobility Matters

Last minute issues occur all the time.  Whether it’s one or several classrooms that become instantly uninhabitable due to plumbing, electrical issues or pesticide fumigation, the idea is to have a way to quickly notify students directly about classroom time, location, and event changes on the spot without having to search for a wall-mounted announcement section.  The Satin Aluminum Sentry Message Center by Ghent provides a secure and practical bulletin board solution that can be moved to any high foot traffic area for keeping everyone in the loop on changing events.

Satin Aluminum Sentry Message Center by Ghent

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The Importance of Quality Conference Room Furniture

The conference room of any organization represents its culture, style, and professionalism.  Some organizations such as law offices and large multinational companies opt for a conference room that exudes a traditional, yet contemporary ambiance which is consistent with century-old firms while others go for a sleek, elegant, and trendy appearance to reflect its forward-looking culture.  IN today’s 21st century, we are also seeing a continued integration of technology in many aspects of the corporate arena.  Investing in modern conference room furniture projects your organization’s culture in a professional manner while simultaneously enhancing productivity with the integration of technology.

Here are several factors to consider when looking for conference room furniture:

Style

According to Jen Zobel Bieber who is a life coach based in New York,

“People draw opinions about who we are and how we operate based on what our space looks like, sounds like and even smells like,”

It’s human nature to form preliminary opinions about new places such as a new school, new employer facility, or new potential business venture office.  Having a conference room that visualizes your organization’s mission statement is critical to ensuring visitors, guests, and prospective clients feel comfortable, welcome, and get a solid first impression of your organization.  The PL Series Conference Table and Segmented Leather Conference Chair by NDI Office Furniture provides a classic, modern, and universal appearance that can accommodate different corporate cultures, non-profit organizations, and even library study rooms.

Pl Series Conference Table by NDI Office Furniture

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How to Choose the Best Desks for Your School

While traditional school furniture can last for many years, they are not optimized for the 21st century changing learning environment.  Technology has quickly revolutionized the way students learn but unfortunately, student desks haven’t been as quick to catch up for several reasons.  This may be due to budgetary reasons since it’s normal for schools to maximize furniture expenditures.  Or it could be that many schools prefer traditional lesson plans and adopt a “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” approach.  The good news is that there are many options today that can help you find the right desk solution.  Having the right student desk promotes an optimal student learning experience, accommodates new lesson plan innovations, and contributes to a succinct and practical long-term budgetary expenditure.

Here are several factors to help you choose the best student desk:

Collaboration-Based Learning

Two critical skills that students need to learn for future success are communication and teamwork which are the themes of modern lesson plans.  This means you’ll want a student desk that can be easily configured for both individual and team-based assignments.  The Shapes Desk by Balt allows you to configure your classroom into several configurations including the traditional multiple row desk set up,  a round desk set up (up to 10), or square configuration.

Shapes Desk by Balt

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When Should You Get Screenflex Partitions?

Learning environments continuously change for many reasons which includes evolving teaching methods, budgetary constraints,and last-minute lesson plan changes.  In addition, space separation is needed for medical emergency triage, voting and tradeshow check-in & registration management, as well as factory or building workflow streamlining.  Having organizational tools that can be quickly transported, deployed, and adapted such as the Screenflex Partition is an invaluable tool to meet the constant changes in classrooms and business environments.  But how do you know if you need one?

Here are several reasons to consider investing in a Screenflex Partition:

Learning Environment Utility

Did your school recently switch back to traditional class scheduling and you need to maximize classroom space?  A Screenflex Partition effectively bisects a classroom allowing simultaneous teaching of multiple subjects thus keeping the 50-minute class rotation between students efficient.  It’s also perfect for splitting up a classroom for study hall, tutoring station, or a back staging area for prepping presentations and deliverables.  The Freestanding Portable Partition by Screenflex offers a durable, adaptive, and practical solution for hotels that need quick area set ups, office training areas, and learning environments that need to accommodate different student needs.

Freestanding Portable Partition by Screenflex

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