Active Seating- Is it a Right Move for your Classroom?

Why teach students to adopt a sedentary lifestyle when you can use active seating to combat inactivity, obesity, and other associated health issues? By filling your classrooms with active seating options, students will enjoy comfortable and safe chairs and stools that will encourage activity and discourage sedentary behavior, without detracting from educational goals–in fact, active seating enhances a student’s ability to engage in learning. Check out the latest movement in classroom seating.

Zenergy and Runtz Ball Chairs for Active Seating by Safco

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5 Good ‘Excuses’ to Decorate a Book Truck

October is National Book Month and who supports books better that a book truck? Okay, so maybe librarians, avid readers, writers and of course teachers… but still there are fun ways to incorporate library carts, book trucks, book returns and reading materials into October lesson plans. So we’ve thought out of the box and jotted down a handful of creative excuses for you to decorate your book truck.

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5 Fun Bulletin Board Ideas for September- National Hat Month

There is no denying that September is full of many holidays that lend themselves to fun bulletin board ideas. One of our favorites is National Hat Month. It’s a holiday that all kids can participate in and it may be used as a springboard to so many different lesson plans. Here are a few “hats off” ideas to get you started:

National Hat Month September Bulletin Board Ideas

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Science Lab Furniture Surface Comparisons

Science table and lab furniture maker Diversified Woodcrafts has recently created a video that expertly compares each type of science table surface available. “No surface is perfect, you’ll need to look at the pros & cons of each.” School and commercial laboratories all work under different conditions, thus varying work surfaces are required. To better understand which lab table will suit your application best, check out this video explaining the pros and cons of each.

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