Making the Move from Library to Media Center

As Angela Webb, Director of Sales at School Outfitters, walked the halls of Sycamore High School, the first thing she noticed was the library – and that there was no one in it. The large space was full of potential, but completely outdated. Shelves were lined with old periodicals now accessed online, furniture was not […]

Game Time in the Classroom

This post was written by Tom Richmond, a Sales Support Specialist at School Outfitters. Students of all ages love to play, and what could be better for educators than finding ways to make games into learning opportunities? Teachers and parents across the country are coming up with new, crafty ways to repurpose games for educational […]

Modern Classrooms Designed for Adaptability

As learning technologies and teaching methods have continued to advance, so too have the physical spaces that students and teachers work in. Educators, researchers and designers across the country (and the world) are beginning to swap out Industrial-Aged classrooms with ultra-modern learning spaces — classrooms that are adaptable, flexible, and seamlessly integrated with technology. Think […]

Guest Post: Helping Students with Stealth Dyslexia

This is the last in a series of guest posts from Brian Smith, an educator from North Carolina. Please share your experiences with dyslexia or stealth dyslexia in the comments. In the simplest terms, dyslexia is an unexplained learning difficulty in reading that is not typical of the students’ general intelligence. Dyslexia is not a vision problem but […]

The Developmental Benefits of Playgrounds

Play is an essential part of a happy, healthy childhood. Child development experts have long known that outdoor playgrounds foster physical, social, emotional and cognitive development in children.  A slide, for instance, encourages the use of social skills such as patience and cooperation (as children may have to stand and wait in a line), as […]