After you have chosen the main pieces for your teachers’ lounge, make sure to fill it with lots of accessories. Finish off with handy coat racks, umbrella stands and storage cabinets, and add some really good coffee for a lounge that evokes the relaxing and rejuvenating feeling of home.
How can I show appreciation for teachers?
Educators spend most of the workday in the classroom surrounded by students, desks and chairs. Show your teacher appreciation every day by giving them an appealing space for breaks to help them relax in between classes. With a comfy, attractive teachers lounge to help them unwind, educators can return to lessons with newfound energy. Give teachers a rest from all of the school desks and student chairs by choosing club chairs and coffee tables that create a more elegant professional atmosphere.
What kinds of chairs are best for the teachers lounge?
Teachers spend all day looking at school furniture, and they might even be using it themselves. You want to make sure that the teachers lounge is a place where they can enjoy appropriately-sized furniture with a sophisticated style. Occasional tables and reception chairs create a respectable space for adults. We have a huge selection of sizes and styles so you can get that high-class feel no matter what the size of your space is. Our club chairs and sofas combine great support with an attractive professional appearance. They enable teachers to sit back, relax and take a break from it all.
It is especially important to have enough seats for many educators when there is a big school-wide break during the day. There is nothing more frustrating than walking into the teachers’ room after hours of classes in a row and not having a seat. However, not all of the chairs in the room have to be club chairs. You can also choose a few guest chairs to go around tables where teachers can grade papers or have informal meetings. Having a variety of seating options enables everyone to sit in a chair that is attractive to them.
In addition to all of the great permanent seating, you may want to consider having some extra temporary options around. Folding chairs can come in handy when there are larger meetings about Common Core Standards or diversity awareness taking place in the teachers room, or there are more teachers than usual in the room at the same time. Having a few comfortable folding chairs just in case you need overflow seating is certainly preferable to having employees with nowhere to sit - even if it’s just for a few minutes.
Where can teachers mark papers and prepare their lessons?
A work surface for preparing lessons and taking meeting notes is essential. Many teachers like to work in the teachers room rather than taking all of their work home, so there needs to be a comfortable place to grade, compose and meet. Folding tables give educators a place to put their food or coffee down, as well as a work surface for grading. They are the flexible choice because they are easy to move around and can be set up and cleared away in a flash.
Do I really need a mail organizer in the teachers room?
Unless your school is quite small, it is likely that there will be a number of employees who do not know each other or who do not see each other on a regular basis. Running around to track someone down and deliver photocopies or important papers can be quite frustrating. You can easily save everyone’s time and frustration by putting some clearly-labeled mail organizers in the teachers lounge. When each employee has a personal mailbox, it is easy for anyone to get important information to whoever they are looking for.
Where is the best place to keep teaching materials?
Teachers often need special supplies, especially for creative lessons. Rather than making them search all over the building or borrow supplies from the school secretary, you can keep a stock of commonly-needed supplies in storage cabinets in the teachers’ room. With our great selection of storage cabinets, you are sure to find a style that complements your space and a size that will fit right in. Cabinets enable you to keep any desired supplies in a readily-accessible space where teachers often prepare their lessons anyway.
When it’s rainy or cold outside, many employees will be coming into work with outerwear and accessories. While putting coats on the backs of chairs is an ok system, it can also make a room look quite cluttered and messy. When you furnish your teachers’ room with a few coat racks and umbrella stands, you show your employees that you care about their personal belongings and help maintain an organized and attractive space.
Hertz Furniture salutes educators for the hard work they put in every day to create a brighter future. Let us help you show your appreciation for dedicated teachers by giving them a cozy teachers’ lounge that is elegant and conveniently-arranged. If you need help choosing a layout or selecting coordinated, comfortable pieces, contact the Hertz Design Center for free project-planning advice.