How often do you walk into your classroom and think, “look at all this junk!” Busy schedules, standardized tests and constant activity often lead to accumulation of “stuff” in the classroom. Be the Marie Kondo of your classroom and follow these three, simple classroom organization tips to see joyous results in no time!
Active seating (aka flexible seating) is all the rave in the academic furniture community. The idea that all students are comfortable in the same type of environment is definitely antiquated. Teachers want students to learn in an environment where they are comfortable and most open to their instruction. The best way to accomplish this is through a variety of options for where and how they do their work. A solid active seating arrangement helps to maximize both student learning potential and your school’s furniture expenditures while creating a fluid and dynamic learning environment for changing curriculum.
Here are several ideas to help guide you through your active seating search:
Adaptive Desks for Adaptive Chairs
One way to keep your students engaged is by providing a standing height table solution to complement active seats. The Apex Series Double Student Stand-Up Desk by Marco Group provides a standing height table that is sturdy and easy to move. In addition, it offers ample space to study and take notes, supports a dry-erase option, and is height-adjustable to accommodate sit or stand learning preferences.
Companies and organizations come in different shapes and sizes. Some are fortune 500 companies like Amazon that hire thousands of front line workers while others are small businesses, non-profit organizations, and government agency offices that utilize 15-30 personnel. Fortunately, innovations have led to an explosion of locker designs which means there’s something for everyone. Implementing a good locker solution keeps things organized, provides a centralized storage for employee belongings, and reduces the chance of theft liability on company premises.
Here are several options that can help guide your search for the optimal storage solution:
Secure and Scalable
Many organizations are in the business of conducting professional testing such as IT & Nursing certifications, SAT & ACT placement exams, and government & military aptitude tests. Having a secure place for test takers to store their belongings such as keys and cell phone ensures they don’t have to worry about missing personal effects before, during, and after the exam. In addition, other organizations such as consulting agencies and home healthcare medical companies that often dispatch their employees to remote locations can benefit from a small but secure storage locker solution when their people are occasionally in the office for meetings, etc. The Cell Phone and Tablet Locker by Hallowell offers ample storage space for small items with the flexibility to choose padlock, keylock, or digital combination lock and can be purchased in single or triple-wide configurations allowing you to scale your locker storage solution as your organization grows.