When it comes to productivity in schools, it can sometimes be an uphill battle to get your students to engage in the material you’re teaching. Therefore it’s important to utilise every resource you have available to help increase the productivity or your students, and help them to develop better. Here are just a few ways that school desks can be utilised to help increase productivity:
1. Create spaces for learning – In larger or more collaborative classrooms, it can be easy to lose focus – especially when surrounded by friends and peers. Establishing specific desks or spaces as areas for quiet learning and development can help those pupils who struggle in a distracting environment, allowing them to focus on their work. This can provide a clear line between play and work, making it easier to slip back into the latter mindset.
2. Use desks as teaching tools – From the understanding of mathematical equations to a better idea of how cell division works, using your children as props for practical demonstrations and visualisations of an idea can be a great aid to teaching complicated ideas or concepts. Using seating or desk areas for different purposes can make this task easy, helping your students to better understand those more complex problems. From periodic tables to mathematical equations, desks can become a ‘cheat sheet’ to help your students learn more effectively.
3. An extra level of support – A desk doesn’t just have to be a place that you write on, or where you store your stationery. Utilising this spare space with clever vinyl decals and stickers, as well as including practical tools in drawers and spare spaces, can offer the extra support some children need, and avoids the requirement for carrying around extra equipment between each classroom. From protractors to calculators, providing the tools your pupils need to succeed can go a long way toward success.
4. Encourage independent learning – Unlike younger ages where group projects and collaboration are often a basis for learning, for older students, separate desks are must to allow students to better learn how to work independently. Having their own space in which to learn and develop, and to work on their own tasks and manage their time are key skills for older students. This allows them to focus more effectively, learn more practically and improve their skills in working solo, as opposed to relying on group interactions.
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