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Classroom Safety Tips for Teachers

October 22, 2014

Safety First written on yellow sticky note with red marker.Although you’ve been back in the classroom for several weeks, safety is a topic that can’t be stressed to your students enough. However, when you think about safety, it’s not enough to just focus on standard safety procedures and how to handle them. Additionally, it’s important to touch on safety in the classroom and go over simple safety tips that are often overlooked.

To create a safe classroom environment for your students, check out these three great classroom safety tips:

  • Check your classroom daily to make sure that everything you and your students need are easily accessible. That means placing everyday items low on shelves or in plain sight so that students do not have to go out of their way to get what they need. If supplies are too high and out of reach, students can easily get hurt in the process of trying to reach them.
  • Strategically place mirrors next to your chalkboard or whiteboard so that you can supervise your students even when your back is turned. Students often use the time when you’re facing the board as on opportunity to act out, so by placing mirrors close to you, you can easily keep an eye on what’s happening behind you.
  • Organize classroom furniture in a way that is safe and orderly. For example, chairs should not be left in the middle of the room – students can easily trip on them! If you plan to set up classroom work stations, make sure they’re relatively easy for students to get to. That means keeping all possible walkways clear!

Once you’ve created a classroom environment that is safe for both you and your students, we recommend brushing up on your school’s safety standards as a whole. At Nickerson Corporation, we can help! We offer safety products such as locks that can help keep your school safe both inside and out. Furthermore, all of our classroom furniture products are designed with safety in mind so that students are not exposed to dangerous edges or sharp materials that could result in an accident. For more information on our products and how we can help, please give us a call at (631) 666-0200 today!