School Lockers

3 Lockers Your School Needs

Students need lockers to store textbooks and protect their personal belongings while they’re in school for the day. New lockers may seem like a hefty investment, however, updating your school’s lockers can refresh the building and deliver more efficient upkeep, both for students and for janitorial staff.

Lockers have a long shelf life and with some of these new locker options, your investment now will be bring benefits to your campus for years to come.

3 Lockers Your School Needs

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How School Lockers are Made

Who loves to watch those TV shows that show how factory items are made?  We do too!  Someone in our office recently shared this video they saw on the Discover Channels’s show called Factory Made.

It showcases how school locker manufacturer Lyon Workspace Products makes their very durable steel school lockers.

Gather the class around and check it out!

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School Lockers: A How To

Found on eHow, there is an entire series of videos giving detailed advice on all things school locker related. School lockers are somewhat of a safe haven for students gear and books. Here are some of the video topics to help improve locker organization with help from a high school honor roll student:

How to Open a School Locker
How to Organize Your School Locker
How to Personalize Your School Locker
Why Do Schools Need Lockers?
How to Clean School Lockers

and a very fun-
How to Decorate a Locker for a Birthday

How to Decorate a Locker for a Birthday — powered by eHow.com


Innovative Teaching Changes The Standards in Classroom Furniture

Every 20 minutes, a timer goes off in Bobbi Matheny’s English class. Her students, all nine of them, move from computer to group, group to computer and reading time like a well-orchestrated symphony. Desks, computer stations, and group worktables are utilized on this merry-go-round of activities in a program indicative of the direction of educational curriculum.

The program Matheny and other educators at the middle and high school level are using to help students improve their reading skills is called Read 180. “An integral part of the program is to give each student individualized instruction as well as help them work on their comprehension, vocabulary and spelling skills”, she said. “What is so unique about the computer work is that if they don’t pronounce a word correctly, then the computer tells them they have to go back and try again.” Students working on the computer wear a headset that allows them to listen to the computer and respond. Comfortable seating and appropriate computer stations are essential in creating an environment that allows the student to focus on their work.

 

Students seem to like the variety in their day, and each station allows them to customize the lesson suiting their individual preferences. “They’re not sitting in one place for 90 minutes,” Matheny said. “Attention spans are about 20 minutes, so every 20 minutes they’re moving to a different activity. We have a more relaxed atmosphere because I actually sit down with them at a table.” This type of hands-on teaching requires seating arrangements that allow for open discussion and interaction. The rectangular desk with attached seats of past are being recycled into lightweight tables and chairs that allow a change in arrangement with each change in the lesson plan.

 

Small group work and a more cooperative seating arrangement opens the doors for students to feel more personal attention from their teachers and support from their peers. Matheny said her students are more inclined to talk about the areas of improvement when it’s just in front of one or two other students.

 


After spending over 30 years in the school supply, church and equipment industry, Worthington Direct knows what is important – selection, service, price and timing.  Our goal is to make your purchasing job easier. With competitive pricing, knowledgeable sales associates, and “In Stock” products for quick, efficient shipping…Worthington Direct is committed to be your furniture resource.

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