4 Amenities Every College Classroom Needs on Hand

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  • College classrooms are often dark, cold, and filled with uncomfortable furniture.

    Though many universities across the country are like this, this type of environment isn’t conducive to learning.

    Colleges can improve the behavior, productivity, and happiness of their college students by ensuring their classrooms are equipped with certain basic amenities.

    By putting students’ comfort first, students are better able to meet the demands and challenges of college life. Consider the following four amenities that every college classroom should have:

    High-Speed Wi-Fi

    Connectivity is a hot topic in college classrooms across the country. While some college campuses may consider campus-wide Wi-Fi to be a luxury that isn’t essential to learning, they couldn’t be more wrong.

    The truth is that digital learning is a major part of students’ lives as they use their laptops to take notes and conduct research during lectures. Without access to high-speed Wi-Fi, students won’t be able to learn as efficiently as possible.

    Comfortable Furniture

    Desks, tables, and chairs are all the essentials in a college classroom. Despite this, many universities continue to use the same furniture for years on end without taking into consideration the ergonomic features of comfortable classroom furniture.

    As most students spend the majority of their days sitting in these chairs and desks, universities should invest in newer furniture made with soft yet sturdy materials that won’t compromise students’ health.

    Furniture selections from South Texas School Furniture are designed to improve focus in the classroom by meeting students’ and teachers’ needs.

    Scantron Dispensers

    In several colleges around the country, it’s a common practice to have students purchase their own scantrons ahead of a test. While many students are able to do this, this isn’t the most efficient way to facilitate test-taking.

    Schools should provide students with easy access to scantron dispensers in every classroom. This way, no student will find themselves rushing at the last minute to pick up scantron sheets at the school bookstore that’s halfway across campus.

    An Updated HVAC System

    While most people don’t immediately associate an HVAC system with college essentials, the temperature of the classroom can seriously affect a student’s ability to learn. While most college classrooms have functioning central air, it’s often too hot or too cold for students to learn properly.

    On the hottest and coldest days of the year, students need to spend their time learning rather than sweating profusely or shivering to try to stay warm. With an improved HVAC system, college students will have the best environment to continue learning.

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    College classrooms exist to provide students with a safe and healthy space to foster their intellectual stimulation and growth. With a better Internet connection, easier access to scantrons, updated furniture, and an improved HVAC system, colleges can transform each classroom into bastions of learning. Consider upgrading or adding these amenities to help each college student succeed.

    Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most of her time hiking, biking, and gardening. For more information, contact Brooke via Facebook at facebook.com/brooke.chaplan or Twitter @BrookeChaplan

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