The Learning Center


Aug 14 2017
All About Fire Proof Files

| Furniture Guides

Are your school's documents protected from disaster? A surprising number of school employees believe that a basic metal filing cabinet will protect student records in the event of a fire, but the reality is that your physical paperwork won't last long in the wake of a disaster. Keep your school's most sensitive documents safe by incorporating fireproof file cabinets into your office setup.


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Aug 7 2017
Brand Spotlight: Virco

| Furniture Guides

Whether you're outfitting an early childcare facility or a university, certain types of furniture are a necessity for creating an environment that encourages learning and a sense of community among students. From simple stack chairs to modular activity tables, furniture that facilitates better learning is Virco's specialty.


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July 10 2017
3 Benefits to Glass Whiteboards

| Classroom Ideas

Choosing the best whiteboard for a classroom can be a tricky business. Not only do you need to find something that fits within the school's budget, but you also want to get the best value for your money. Although glass whiteboards may be more of an investment than traditional melamine options, here are three reasons we recommend glass markerboards for schools.


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July 3 2017
Guide to School Library Furniture

| Furniture Guides

A school library is a place for learning and exploration. As such, selecting the right furniture for the space is essential to the success of the library. Take a look at our recommendations for what types of furniture to add to your school's library. 


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May 22 2017
Storage for School Science Labs

| Furniture Guides

Workstations and safety supplies are of the utmost importance when outfitting your school's science labs, but do you have the necessary storage for the unique materials this type of classroom includes? Take a look at our science lab storage checklist to make sure!


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May 15 2017
Guide to Art Room Furniture

| Furniture Guides

Outfitting an art room in your school? Be sure to consider the right furniture and space planning before you buy. There should be enough space around the tables and chairs in the room for students to move freely while holding their artwork so that they will not bump into anyone else trying to work. Here is some of the furniture to consider for your school art room.


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May 8 2017
Guide to Janitorial Supplies

| Furniture Guides

While your first purchasing decisions may be related to the student and teacher desks and chairs in your school, it’s important to make sure your janitorial staff are well-equipped to do their work as well. Here’s a look at some of the things you should keep in your school for cleaning staff to use on a daily basis.


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Apr 24 2017
How to Set Up a School Library

| Classroom Ideas, Furniture Guides

Preparation for designing a new library for your school can be a daunting task to say the least. Not only do you need to consider the needs of your students, but you’ll need to make sure to accommodate teachers, your school librarian and other staff members as well. To make the space as enjoyable and user-friendly as possible, follow these simple tips.


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Apr 17 2017
Guide to School Lobby Furniture

| Furniture Guides

Large or small, the lobby in your school should be comfortable and accommodating for students, parents, guests and school staff. Read on to get a detailed look into what you should add to your school’s waiting area.


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Apr 10 2017
Spring Classroom Decorating

| Classroom Ideas

Spring is in the air! Warm weather and vibrant colors make for an exciting time to decorate and get into the spring spirit. Take a look at some of our favorite classroom décor from Pinterest that will inspire your spring classroom decorating.


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Apr 3 2017
Guide to Daycare Accessories

| Furniture Guides

Tables and chairs make learning easier, but don’t forget the little things that will really make your daycare an engaging learning environment! Read on to learn more about the accessories your daycare could probably use.


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Mar 27 2017
Activity Tables in Every Shape

| Classroom Ideas, Furniture Guides

Buying new activity tables for your classroom? Activity tables come in a wide variety of shapes which all exist for a specific purpose. Learn more about which shape will best suit your classroom activities below.


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Mar 20 2017
Guide to Lockers

| Furniture Guides

Outfitting your school with new lockers? There are a lot of factors to consider first, including the size of your allotted space and the needs of your students and staff. Here’s a closer look at the options available to you.


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Mar 13 2017
Child Playsets That Encourage Fun and Learning

| Classroom Culture, Classroom Ideas, Furniture Guides

Play is an essential part of every school day for young children, and encouraging imaginative play during recess can enhance creativity and teach children valuable lessons from each other. These are just a few of the playsets we offer that encourage fun and learning, making school fun one recess at a time.


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Mar 6 2017
Guide to Media Storage

| Furniture Guides

In today’s digital learning environment, the right storage for your classroom media equipment is essential. Take a look at this guide to ensure you have all the AV equipment storage you’ll need to provide a productive classroom while keeping media safe and sound.


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Feb 27 2017
How to Prevent Bullying at School

| Classroom Culture

Preventing bullying is a hot topic in schools right now, but the act of bullying is something that's been around for decades and exists at every grade level. So what can you do as a teacher to prevent bullying from occurring in your school? Read our tips for a good starting point.


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Feb 20 2017
Guide to School Chairs

| Furniture Guides

Whether you need to furnish a new school or give a fresh face to an outdated style, the chairs in your educational facility are some of the most important pieces of furniture to consider. Unsure of everything you'll need? Read our comprehensive guide to school chairs to help you on your way to seating everyone in style and support.


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Feb 13 2017
Guide to School Tables

| Furniture Guides

From the school office to the teacher's lounge and everywhere in between, you'll find tables in every single room in your school. So what type of table goes where and what's the best option for your school? Read on to learn more.


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Feb 6 2017
How to Fight Germs at School

| Classroom Health

It's the height of cold and flu season, and that means trouble for students. At school, belongings are constantly being shared. Kids aren't washing their hands. Germs are being shared and spread, and that spells trouble for everyone. To help prevent the spread of germs and keep kids from getting sick this winter, teachers should consider the following action steps.


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Jan 30 2017
How to Ease Students into the Second Semester

| Classroom Culture

Winter break has come to a close and it’s time to hit the books again. While teachers may be ready to get back into the swing of things, students are often not so eager to jump into the second half of the school year. Here's how teachers can help ease students into the second semester.


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Jan 23 2017
How to Keep Teen and Tween Students Busy During School Breaks

| Classroom Culture

Whether a long winter break or an even longer summer break, time off from school pulls students away from their studies and can make for a serious lack of productivity. Here are some ways you can keep your teens and tweens busy during long breaks from school while still allowing them to enjoy their time off.


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Jan 16 2017
How to Make 2017 Your Students’ Best Year Yet

| Classroom Culture

A new year means a fresh start, and that goes for your classroom lesson plans too. If you’re looking to make 2017 the best year yet for your students, consider implementing these strategies for keeping your students engaged every day.


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Jan 9 2017
10 Experiments to Try in Your Science Lab

| Classroom Ideas

Put your school science lab furniture to good use by holding as many experiments as you can this year! Many students learn best by doing, and there are few things more fun or engaging in a science classroom than performing actual scientific experiments. Here are 10 science experiments that are easy, safe and fun!


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Dec 19 2016
How to Set Up an Art Room

| Classroom Ideas

Does the art room in your school need a little rearranging? There are a million different ways to arrange furniture and supplies in an art classroom, but some methods are better than others. While we certainly encourage art teachers to get creative with their classroom setups, these are some tips to keep in mind when arranging the space for maximum efficiency.


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Dec 12 2016
How to Clean Your School Cafeteria Furniture

| Furniture Guides

The source of food, fun and students touching everything in sight, the cafeteria is perhaps the most important space in your school to keep clean at all times. Fortunately for you and your janitorial staff, keeping cafeteria furniture clean is as simple as can be. Just follow these easy steps.


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Dec 5 2016
Guide to School Desks

| Furniture Guides

Whether you’re outfitting a brand new school or replacing your school’s old student desks, there are a ton of options to choose from when it comes to the workstations you choose for incoming students. Before you make your final decision, you’ll want to determine what types of needs students in that classroom will have, and you may find that not every class will benefit from the same type of desk. So without further ado, these are the most common types of student desks along with some benefits to each.


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Nov 1 2016
What Kind of Whiteboard Should I Buy for My Classroom?

| Furniture Guides

Whiteboards have taken over the role in the classroom that was once completely dominated by chalkboards. But with all the different dry erase boards available today, how do you decide what type of board will be best for your school’s classrooms? Here’s what to consider.


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Nov 1 2016
Classroom Arrangement Tips

| Classroom Ideas

It’s a fact—there is no one size fits all solution to classroom seating. Class size, student behavior and the content of a teacher’s lesson plans greatly affect the way a classroom should be set up. Of course, it’s usually up to the teacher to decide how to arrange his or her classroom, and that typically involves some degree of trial and error. To help you decide what configuration is best for your students, check out the benefits and drawbacks of these popular classroom setups.


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Nov 1 2016
6 November Bulletin Board Ideas

| Classroom Ideas

A new month means a new excuse to change up your classroom bulletin boards! As with every month in the holiday season, there are seemingly endless possibilities when it comes to how to decorate your boards with some fall fun. Here are just six great ideas!


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