Furniture Tips

Activity Tables for Preschool Use

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When thinking of purchasing activity tables for preschool classrooms, first consider the use. Sturdy construction, combined with durable materials such as those found in Worthington Direct’s selection, is of particular importance in classrooms where furniture may see a lot of unconventional use. In early childhood classrooms following best practices, large groups of children rarely sit around a single table.

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3 Tips to Keep Your Students’ Desks Clean

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Keeping your own desk clean can be a major task, so it can definitely be a pain to try to keep your students’ desks clean. Luckily, following a few tips can help make it easier for everyone.

1. Provide Convenient Storage

Students shouldn’t be keeping everything in their desks. Invest in storage cabinets or cubbies to hold some school supplies such as scissors, crayons, pencils, paper, glue, markers, dry erase boards, manipulatives ect. Bookcases can provide students with a handy place to keep their books, which you can label so that you can keep track of which book belongs to which student. This can help students feel less overwhelmed by the clutter in their desks.

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Your Conference Room Purpose Determines Conference Room Furniture

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Many people overlook the importance of conference room layouts. The layout of your conference room can affect positive participation, listening habits and even learning potential. Here are 3 examples of how conference room furniture and layout can enhance your performance.

  • Boardroom: Executive meetings and committee meetings should have a boardroom setup. The conference table should be in the center of the room with chairs circled around. This engages the attendees to speak with one another comfortably. Square and rectangular tables tend to work well in these situations. NDI’s Boat Shape Conference Table is an excellent boardroom table for any office space. Choose from two base styles and several top sizes.

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Making the Most of Your Workcenter

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Teamwork in businesses requires easy communication, which teams sometimes struggle to achieve. People can wind up with disparate ideas of what a project requires and not realize they are on different tracks until they are yelling at each other across the room, which leads to people having to re-do work. The solution to the communication issue can be a type of office suite called workcenters. These are desks that are connected together with a low partition between the work spaces. An excellent example would be NDI’s PL Borders Series 4 Person Workcenter. Its transparent partition and crosshatch pattern let people show each other their work and thus cut down on confusion.

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