May is National Inventor’s Month, which is a perfect time to stress collaborative learning, science, innovation, technology and creative thinking. Educators can also use the opportunity to spotlight historical figures, events and math concepts connected to the world’s best inventions. Of course getting through a month’s worth of special activities will require the right school furniture and supplies to be readily available. So, why not get together with educators and parents to ensure that your institution is fully equipped to join in on the auspicious, annual occasion? Here are a few school furnishings that you might want to mention:
Stand-up desks have a variety of long lasting health benefits including burning more daily calories, boosting focus and productivity, improving posture and overall information retention, keeping the body and mind awake and reducing risk of heart problems. Aside from promoting health, stand-up desks save space and might just encourage more creativity. It is worth trying out with all these considerations. If you would like to try one though, you must think about which one will work best for you. Here are some things to think about while shopping for your stand up desk.
Collaborative desk makers are definitely having fun designing new shapes to better allow 21st century students to work in pods and then again, individually. Balt’s latest design concept, Cloud 9, rounds out this week’s new product spotlight.
Spring break may sound like an odd time to redecorate your classroom, but it is actually a great time. The prices are lower because of the discounts on last fall’s furniture and students can give their feedback after they come back to class. In a sense, you get a test run on your decorating decisions before next year. The question is how to decorate and what to consider when doing so. Here are some tips.