Worthington Direct Invites Teachers to Participate in the Oodle “Egg” Hunt

School Furniture Supplier Announces an Education Contest and Sweepstakes open to all US Schools 

Worthington Direct has teamed up with co-sponsor Smith System to give back to teachers. Being our frontline workers in education, schools, districts, and all staff members pivoted quickly to meet the needs of children. Now, it is our turn to give back. The Oodle “Egg” Hunt begins on 03-22-21 and ends on 04-12-21. 

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Collaboration for the 21st Century Classroom

Collaboration and technology have become important components of the modern classroom. Teachers and administrators have had to learn to adapt to a rapidly changing world and adopt new techniques to keep their classrooms modern and effective.

Collaborative classroom furniture can help bring your school into the 21st century and provide students with an atmosphere that promotes learning and collaboration.

Apex Single Student Chevron Desk Classroom Set
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COVID-19 and Your Classroom: Teaching During the New Normal

With the threat of disease, many things have had to change, among them how we handle education. With many schools having been closed all spring, teachers and school administrators are having to consider what classrooms are going to look like come fall. Here are a few things to think about as we prepare for our “new normal.”

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SOCIAL DISTANCING

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Covid prevention hinges on social distancing, but how will that be possible in the classroom? Most models for what education will look like when we return to school in the fall is a socially distanced classroom, with desk positioned six feet apart. Desks and tables that are easily moved, such as the Shapes Desk by Mooreco, will make this easier. Virtual education may be utilized as well. So teachers will need to be flexible and adaptable when it comes to classroom management this fall.

DISINFECTION

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Cleanliness has always been an important part of disease management in the classroom. But with coronavirus, it’s more important than ever. Surfaces will need to be disinfected multiple times a day. It’ll also be important to furnish your classroom with surfaces that are easily wiped down. This doesn’t mean everything will have to be hard and uncomfortable, though. Classroom furnishings such as Smith System’s Soft Rocker or Oodle Stool provide flexible, comfortable seating options that can easily be disinfected between students.

HYGIENE

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Good student hygiene such as hand washing has always been emphasized in a school setting. but you may have to make new rules, such as regarding mask-wearing. Any teacher knows how quickly colds and the flu can spread throughout the classroom, and it’ll be especially important now. A strong emphasis on frequent hand washing and hand sanitizer use will be a common theme in classrooms this fall.

Classrooms in the era of covid may be different than what we are used to, but with preparation and planning, we can navigate this “new normal.”

Contact us to find out more about our sanitary classroom furnishings.

How Soft Seating and Planner Tables Improve Educational Focus

With all a teacher does today, very little of it is at their own discretion. Most of it is set forth by committee, through legislature, et cetera. Classroom layout, however, is one area over which a teacher often retains full control.

The teacher should be able to justify the layout of the classroom based on certain educational objectives, according to environmental psychologist Robert Sommer, there is no ideal classroom for all educational exercises.

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Soft Seating by Smith System

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