Stand-up desks seem to be falling under the old phrase of “everything old is new again.”
You can also say that about newly developed designs for office cubicles that were initially invented over 80 years ago. But stand-up desks go back even further when you consider that everyone from Thomas Jefferson to Ernest Hemingway reportedly used a stand-up desk for more inspired work time.
Can it truly create a spark in productivity, or should there be a stand-up and sitting desk hybrid?
Collaborative desks and tables are starting to become part of new open space office designs that promote the idea of better efficiency.
Yes, the private cubicle in the office might have had its place in allowing employees to do things that couldn’t be seen by others. But is privacy going away in favor of being more accessible to other employees?
How Collaborative Desks Can Change the Psychology of Employees
Depending on your point of view, residing in a private cubicle may not be as good for you psychologically as being in a more collaborative space. The new thought seems to be saying that when an employee is sitting in a more open environment and using collaborative desks, they’re more apt to be openly engaged in work to avoid slacking. That’s because those employees might be afraid someone will notice them zoning out.
Art room organization in the school is going to need more consideration than you think when you stop and realize how many supplies you’ll be using. Especially if you have a large class, everything from glue bottles, construction paper to the art projects your students create are going to require plenty of storage space after class is done.
Let’s also not forget about acquiring a few teacher organizational tools.
The best plan for immediate storage of art supplies in a classroom is low shelving so kids can reach supplies when needed. However, those supplies should also be categorized and placed into bins or other types of storage containers. Make these the art supplies that are used the most and easy to gather at the end of each class. Clearly label each bin or container so kids will know exactly which items go where. Storage cubbies are ideal for easily organizing plastic bins and come in many configurations.
Though many teachers may not be ready to think about returning to their classroom desk, now’s the perfect time to enter to win a free instructor’s desk and task chair.
That way when you return to the classroom at the end of Summer you will have something extra special to look forward to.