Teach, Tutor, and Collaborate with Easels

Among the many critical skills that students must develop at an early age are motor, cognitive, and social skills.  The earlier children develop these skills, the better it helps them perform in future classes as well as their professional careers.  Learning tools such as Easels can help develop these critical skills while also providing a flexible visual teaching aid for multiple classroom subjects and multiple grade levels.  Integrating easels in your classroom helps students develop their cognitive skills by visualizing their creative ideas, understand different artistic perspectives, and allows them to express themselves thus boosting their self esteem and confidence.

When looking for an easel for your learning environment, there are several factors below that can help guide your search:

Art Station Easels

Finger painting, shapes drawing, and imaginations run wild with Art Easels.  Designed for early school grades such as Kindergarten, art easels allow children to draw fun ideas and visualize how they see the world.  Many art easels also include storage cubbies and drawers for an all-inclusive drawing solution with ample space for multiple students to express their ideas.  The 4 Station Art Easel by Jonti-Craft provides a practical solution while offering ample storage, drawing space, and accessories to accommodate multiple teaching scenarios.

4 Station Art Easel by Jonti-Craft

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Who All Can Use Flat File Storage Cabinets?

Academic projects take up space. If you’ve ever walked into an elementary classroom the day after a painting project is due or in the middle of a science experiment presentation, you know how quickly storage space can disappear.  However, there are practical storage solutions that can safely store projects, media, and important documents.  Flat File Storage systems provide an optimal space to store artwork, media projects, blueprints, and maps while keeping classrooms, libraries, and archive rooms organized.  Here are three applications where flat file storage can help keep you organized.

Libraries

Academic and public libraries store and archive a wide range of media for research and teaching purposes.  However, unlike textbooks, some media are sensitive and must be carefully stored. Librarians require unique storage that can hold 3-D representations, raised or textured topographical maps, and a wide array of transparencies. These materials must be stored in a flat environment, and counter space is often used for conventional applications such as reading surfaces and computer workstations.   The Flat File System by Shain features a stackable option which can adapt to a growing library archive.  Flat File System by Shain

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Portable Room Dividers as Art Displays

We’re thrilled to have an expert from Screenflex Partitions explain one great, but sometimes overlooked, possibility that their portable room dividers offer. Kevin Maas from Screenflex makes some great points about their more artistic side.

Showcasing students’ artwork is the pinnacle event of the school year.  It is a time to highlight the artists’ works of art as well as to connect with parents and guests in attendance. However, planning an art show takes time, creativity and a lot of hard work.  So finding the perfect way to display student artwork is essential to a well organized and welcoming art show.

Screenflex Art Display Portable Curved Wall

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Is It Time To Update Your School’s Furniture?

With summer winding down, it’s back to school season again which means ensuring you have the right resources and a prepared learning environment for a productive school year.  Safety, comfort, and a welcoming atmosphere are paramount for academic institutions so updating your school furniture accordingly can definitely help.  Here are several ways to determine if it’s time to pull the trigger on new furniture.

The first obvious sign is furniture that is cracked, chipped, or has other physical damage. Keep a running list of questionable chairs, fixtures, tables, etc. so you can assess what needs to be replaced immediately based on your school’s budget.  The last thing any school needs is to create any unnecessary liabilities.

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