The issue of cleanliness among students has always been a rich debate between scientific experts, parents, and teachers. On one hand, teachers and scientists advocate for students to adopt an almost OCD-like attitude towards keeping their hands clean to minimize the spread of viral and bacterial infections considering children are constantly exposed to infection-prone surfaces such as doors, desks, playground equipment, and shared toys. However, some parents & medical experts argue that children need to develop a natural immunity to common infections so they can grow up with strong immune systems. Regardless, having a solid handwashing station to keep your students clean between classes creates a safe, welcoming, and considerate environment for everyone. Below are several ideas to help you choose the best one for your institution.
Be Industry Friendly
Daycares, culinary schools, catering businesses, universities, and many other institutions have to provide handwashing stations to comply and maintain good standing with various governing bodies. However, incorporating washing stations to accommodate a changing learning environment can get tricky. A designated area may be too small, out in the open, or could be moved due to renovations. The Hot Water Mobile Station by Diversified Woodcrafts offers a mobile handwashing solution for your next class, event, or outdoor activity.
With preschoolers learning different types of material day in and day out, having the right classroom set up is critical for an optimal learning experience. A preschool classroom equipped with an efficient seating solution creates a fun, welcoming, and engaging atmosphere for students while allowing teachers to tailor their lesson plans for a changing learning environment. When deciding on seating solutions that keep your preschoolers comfortable and engaged, it’s important to look at the following factors.
Participation is Key
Regardless of age, participation is a critical theme that ensures students are attentive, interested, and engaged during class. Organizing your learning environment that promotes participation fuels discussion, collaboration, and makes for an interesting learning experience. The Soft Seating Stool Set by Children’s Factory is an excellent solution to keep students learning. These stools enable children to participate in teacher-led activities such as greetings, songs, story time, and show & tell.
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.
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.
Despite having no shortage of technological advances in the 21st century, today’s students still utilize the tried & true desk. Unfortunately, classic desks are becoming obsolete and a growing hindrance since lesson plans often involve student collaboration, on-demand technology usage, and impromptu group work. In order to minimize difficulties and to streamline classroom organization, many schools are starting to utilize training tables as an alternative. Training Tables add teaching flexibility and help promote a cohesive relationship between students, teachers, and technology.
Here are several reasons why they would provide a more efficient learning solution:
Training Tables Allow for Movement
Whether it’s a group project or a team-based lesson plan, more and more studies are indicating that physical movement helps keep students engaged. Training tables such as the Echo Series Dry Erase Rectangle Training Table by Haskell let students join different groups and rotate throughout the classroom while allowing teachers to incorporate organized moving into lesson plans.