Let’s face it, you can’t go anywhere these days without encountering someone who is absorbed in their cell phone. It seems that children are being given this powerful technology at increasingly younger ages. This is very frustrating for teachers who work hard to prepare lessons, only to find their students more absorbed in their shiny little squares of silicon.
Although modern technology can act as a great learning tool, many teachers are beginning to realize that realistically, many students will not use their technology in a productive way. When teachers finally get fed up with this distraction in the classroom, there is only one effective solution.
Art easels are a staple of a well-rounded learning environment for early and late childhood. In addition to being quite fun for children, they also encourage children’s social interaction with educators and peers and their own creative self discovery. The simplicity of kid’s art easels allows for hundreds of different ways to foster children’s self expression. Here are a few ways to maximize your children’s own expression with classroom art easels.
We all struggle with being more active while being chained to our desks. In today’s work environment, so much work is done on a computer that being active is scarce. However, sitting is considered one of the deadliest activities we could take part in according to the PainDoctor website. He says “the longer you sit every day, higher your risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and death. Although regular exercise can counteract the negative effects of sitting, even that is not enough to completely repair the damage done by a sedentary lifestyle.”
One way to decrease your health risk is by changing to a standing desk. Standing desks help to take pressure off of your lower back and help to decrease your risk for heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.
It’s no secret that games help keep children entertained in the classroom, but did you know the endless possibilities for learning and entertainment with dry erase boards? Learn how to energize your students with dry erase boards on hand.
Whether your classroom has a wall mounted whiteboard, portable dry erase board or individual student lap boards, these activities are an interactive way to reinforce lessons.