Housing Your STEM Manipulatives

You’re far into the school year and thought you finally had your classroom organized; but now the math manipulatives you ordered back in December are starting to arrive. You’re excited to begin teaching with them, but first, you need to find storage room for the learning materials and make them easily accessible to you, your students and other teachers. Worthington Direct has a variety of portable storage carts that are easy to share with other classrooms, easy to move within your own classroom and roomy enough to hold all your manipulatives.

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Worthington Direct to Attend EDspaces 2014

As long time members of the Education Market Association (EDmarket), Worthington Direct will join fellow dealers and furniture manufacturers for the 2014 Edspaces Conference and Expo for Innovative Learning Environments.  This industry event is the most important international conference and expo for professionals who design, supply and manage creative learning environments and is being held in Tampa, Florida between October 29th-31st. The sole purpose of this show is to continually improve the outcome of student success by progressing learning environments for the entire K-12 educational system.

Edspaces 2014 with Worthington Direct

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Worthington Direct Releases List of New Products for 2008

Worthington Direct has posted a selection of 90 new products on their website and have printed three new product catalogs for 2008.

Worthington Direct www.worthingtondirect.com, a supplier of school, church and early childhood furniture and equipment for over 10 years has completed their new catalog for 2008. Catalogs have been mailed and mailboxes everywhere are full of great options for any classroom, church facility or child care center. For those that prefer to shop online, www.worthingtondirect.com is only a click away and has been fully updated with all of the new 2008 products.

Some of the new product highlights include the much-anticipated lines from Virco, the Metaphor and Telos. These updated models give new life to their classic classroom chairs and desks. Available in the same designer colors they will blend in well with existing Virco products. Made with some of the most advanced materials available, these chairs and desks are built to become the next classic.

Suitable for younger students, Mooreco has created a new line of classroom furniture aptly named Brite-Kids. The line includes classroom tables, heavy-duty chairs, cubbie storage units and a book stand. Four vibrant colors tie all of the furniture together to create the look of a fully furnished classroom. Mooreco, the makers of Best-Rite writing surfaces, has launched a new Flexi-Color trim markerboard that match the Brite-Kids furniture line.

Worthington Direct has not forgotten about the hard working teachers and school administration, just look at all of the new office products offered in 2008. Sturdy metal and beautiful wood desks are now being offered by HON, Office Source and Sandusky Lee. Create a great resource library with a matching wood bookcase by Office Source. Several new office task chairs are now available, but for comfort and style the Air Flow Executive Chair by OFM is a great buy.

Keep organized in 2008 with the new metal cubbie storage unit by Atlantic Metal. Available in several colors, it would make a great addition to any locker or break room. Perhaps floor space is limited; wall mounted storage cabinets by Sandusky Lee keep materials and electronics locked up and out of the way.

Other new products that are not to be missed, are two new mobile crib lines by Foundations. The Biltmore Crib line are mobile cribs that have deluxe wood styling that will provide a refined look to any nursery. The Safety Craft line offers all of the quality features for the cost conscious customer. No nursery should be without the First Responder safety signs that are now available from Worthington Direct.

Other key products that will be hot this year are the Melody Chair and Music Stand by National Public Seating. The Italian styled trikes by Italtrike will make playtime a real treat. In keeping with the trends, there are now several new plasma and flat panel TV carts and mounts available from Bretford, Luxor and H.Wilson.

The new product list from Worthington Direct goes on and on, so visit their online store today at www.worthingtondirect.com. Contact them today if you would like to receive one of their three new 2008 catalogs. continue reading

Stay Fit, Add Steps To Your Day

There are active jobs that keep people moving and then there are those sedentary jobs that keep us pinned in front of a computer. The problem is that sitting all day is not good for the heart or the waistline. We also know, the bigger the waistline the worse for the heart.

It is reccommended that we take 10,000 steps a day, but many office workers top out at less than half of that. Here are some ideas for adding steps to your day:

– Have walking meetings when possible.

– Use the restroom that is not closest to your desk.

– Park as far as you can from the entrance to your office, or get off public transportation one or two stops earlier than you usually do.

– Use part of your lunch hour to walk outside, maybe around the building or to pick up lunch, getting outside will refresh you for the afternoon of work ahead.

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