It’s summer; let’s all act like kids! From water fights to family reunions, summer is about having fun and letting go of work and school stressors. There are countless activities to do with your family, friends and neighbors. Relationships are important, so build them in your family, neighborhood and at work, all while getting together to share a laugh.
Spending time with others offers many benefits, including building personal confidence and strengthening bonds. Likewise, family time offers many benefits. These include building trust and creating a stronger emotional bond between family members. You can also improve your communication skills while bettering your performance in school and at work. Summer is about making memories while spending time with those who matter to you.
Badge Holders with Badge Ribbons and How to Share a Laugh
Getting together with family is the best part of summer. This year, use badge holders and ribbons to define your family tree. It never fails, someone at your reunion will show up, and you won’t know how they relate to the family. So, use ribbons and badges to help everyone fit in.
Print each insert with an attendee’s name and attach a badge ribbon with their family surname. You can even color coordinate each family. These ribbons will help everyone know who fits in and where. Now Great Aunt Tabitha won’t have to wonder where you fit into her family tree. All she has to do is check out your ribbon and badge to see.
Blank Badge Ribbons and Getting Together
Make a memory this summer by helping everyone feel welcome with handwritten names on badge ribbons. Then you can use these badge ribbons to designate seating arrangements and more. Or give them to people to wear for a fun version of identification. Finally, everyone can pin one on and get to know each other better.
Blank badge ribbons are also great for game use. These ribbons are versatile, from writing names on them to using them as game pieces and even as designations for titles. Use the different colors for different games or organizations during the festivities. Design your game using badge ribbons and either focus on the colors or write on them with a permanent marker.
Reusable Badge Holders are Perfect for Making Memories
Share a laugh while having a treasure hunt with friends and family, and use badge holders to help with keeping organized. Laughing together helps create fun memories and strengthens bonds within families and neighborhoods.
When your neighborhood plans a get-together, make sure that everyone can participate. When you use identification (like badge holders), you can ensure that everyone will know who is there. Remember to have fun with these printable badges. Add fun things like a treasure map or creative names and titles for game participants.
Countless activities compete for time on the calendar, such as work, school, homework, after-school activities, friends, and more. So, as the summer comes to a close, remember to get together to share a laugh and make some memories with your family and neighbors.
A company’s brand is what they are, what they want to be and what they aim to become. So make sure you add your logo to everything, starting with your name tags. Then, upgrade your identification by pairing products like name tags and name plates with matching logos. Move on with visitor badges, branded lanyards and even office signs! No matter your choice of identification, we have ways to make it even better.
Over the past 25+ years, you have learned to rely on our high-quality name tags. However, did you know that we offer things that will compliment your name tag purchase? But, no matter which product you start your order with, we guarantee to have something that will go great with any new identification.
We have put together a short list of products that go great together. From name tags to lanyards and even ribbons, let’s get your brand shinning everywhere!
Upgrade Name Tags with Name Plates
Your logo already looks excellent on name tags, so put it on a name plate that matches. It’s simple to upgrade your identification with multiple material colors and printing of your logo. You can literally choose the same material for both name tags and plates so that your office matches your employees. You can also play with complimentary colors to help your logo stand out even more. But, no matter how you decide to upgrade your identification, we have what you need.
PRO TIP: Not only can you brand your name tags, but adding signs helps with branding your office.
Upgrade Photo IDs with Lanyards
These two products go together so well that it just makes sense to get lanyards with photo ID badges. The ability to print any insert for a badge holder is great, and pairing them with lanyards is even greater. No matter your profession, matching lanyards and photo ID badges are the perfect way to keep everyone identified. Not only does the photo identification help increase your security measures, but upgrading with a lanyard ensures instant access to those badges.
Upgrade Badge Ribbons with Badge Holders
Even if you’re not planning an event, pairing badge holders with ribbons is a great way to upgrade your identification. Sometimes all you need to add to your brand is a brightly colored ribbon attached to your name tag.
Even though they are commonly used for title designations at conventions and conferences, badge ribbons are more versatile than you know. They are the perfect tool for advertising sales, promoting events and letting your clientele know about your business.
Add nearly any text and logos to Custom Imprinted Badge Ribbons that help you achieve your business goals. With these custom additions, you can meet all of your company branding and marketing resolutions. Your text can be slogans, logos and so much more!
Now that you have made your logo stand out on name tags, imagine what other custom ribbons can do for your brand. Use these branded ribbons for product packaging and even employee appreciation gifts. No matter you need, we have a ribbon to help.
Learning is more effective and stimulating when you are using teaching tools that are already in front of you. It is up to teachers and other school staff to ensure every student has the tools they need to learn. When students know what tools they have available and how each works, they are more apt to pay attention and, in the long run, learn what they need to succeed.
Why are customizable products great for teaching tools?
By customizing our products to meet your school and classroom needs, you can help improve your instruction time. For example, free up time in your schedule by hanging custom signs with simple instructions so they don’t need to be constantly repeated. Use name tags and name plates to show teachers’ names. And even have badges available for parent volunteers. Here are several of our most popular items that teachers use as teaching tools for their classrooms and schools.
Use our engravable custom signs in your classroom today. For example, personalize a custom sign to show your classroom schedule. Or have a sign engraved with other classroom instructions. While these signs are a great teaching tool for the classroom, they work just as well for the rest of the school.
Use them for bell schedules, No Running in the Halls signs and even more. Each engraved sign is available in multiple colors on durable plastic material. This means that you can customize the color to match your school decor or even show some school spirit. Add logos, graphics and text to make your message seen.
From teachers’ desks and doors to the counselor’s office, name plates can be used everywhere in your school. Not only are name plates great for teachers’ names, but they are also great for identifying different classrooms and other areas in the building.
One of the great parts about custom name plates is adding your logo or school mascot next to names. Or you can use icons to designate closets and other rooms throughout the building. They come in the same durable plastic material as custom signs so that you can match everything in your building.
Step up your security with personalized badge holders and custom lanyards. With a handy photo and your school’s name printed onto replaceable inserts, badge holders just became your best friend. Using these inserts, you can instantly identify teachers, staff and even visitors quickly by printing any information you need and sliding it into a holder.
Then match the lanyard to your badge. By using colored (and maybe custom imprinted with your school logo), you help your staff and visitors keep their identification handy. Lanyards are also perfect for fundraising events, sporting meets and any other time your school gets together.
Personalizing Your School and Using Teaching Tools
From the classroom to the counseling center, we have custom products to make your school run smoothly. Use these great teaching tools to help your teaching and instruction. Do you have other ideas for our custom products? We’d love to hear them!
Here’s a fun idea: when giving out welcome gifts to your students, make sure to wrap them with fun ribbon rolls. Your students are guaranteed a great first impression when handed trinkets with personalized ribbons wrapped around them. And, maybe they will even behave a bit better as a way of saying thank you for your thoughtfulness.
You may think having students who want to be at school and learn from their teachers sounds to good to be true. But that’s what schools that focus on increasing student engagement are seeing. More than coming to class and turning in homework, engaged students are enthusiastic about their education and have a desire to excel in their classes. If you want to see your students succeed, you must figure out how to engage them in the learning process.
What is student engagement?
In education, student engagement refers to the degree of attention, curiosity, interest, optimism, and passion that students show when they are learning or being taught, which extends to the level of motivation they have to learn and progress in their education.
How does student engagement affect learning?
Multiple research studies have found that students who arrive on time, pay attention in class and complete assignments are more likely to get higher grades and graduate on time. On the flip side, studies have found that students who do not pay attention or participate in classwork have lower grades and are less likely to graduate on time. Because student engagement directly impacts student performance, it is essential for teachers to recognize when students are engaged and increase that level of engagement.
How can you tell when students are engaged?
There are three types of student engagement: behavioral, cognitive and emotional.
Behavioral Engagement is when students actively participate in the learning process. They show up on time, turn in their homework and bring the materials they need for class. They also participate in class discussions, do what their teacher says and consistently try their best.
Cognitive Engagement is when students try to learn as much as they can. Not only do they pay attention in class, but they also ask thought provoking questions and go beyond what you ask them to do.
Emotional Engagement is when students have a positive outlook on their educational experience. You can tell students are emotionally engaged when they treat you and their classmates with respect and approach schoolwork with optimism.
To know how invested your students are in their education, look for all three types of engagement. If you only concentrate on behavioral engagement, you may overlook students who feel left out or need to be intellectually challenged.
What makes student engagement challenging?
Keeping students engaged is hard, both in a classroom setting and an online learning program. In a classroom, you have to teach all of your students at once. This makes it hard for you to determine how quickly you should go through a lesson. If you go too fast, some students will get frustrated as they fall behind. If you go too slow, other students will lose interest as they wait for the next activity
The difficult part about teaching students online is that they can get easily distracted. Not only can they get lost in browsing the internet or playing video games, but they can also get disrupted by other people who do not realize they are in class.
Online learning also makes it hard for students to connect with the class emotionally. If students feel that they don’t have a relationship with you or their classmates, then they are less motivated to participate in discussions or do their homework.
Student Engagement Strategies
Now it is time to plan how you will increase student engagement. To help you get started, here are some ideas that apply to almost every grade level. And they work for classroom and online teaching.
Behavioral Engagement Strategies
Students will know how to behave when you give them class rules to follow. List your class rules on a custom sign or plaque, and hang it where students can see it. Make sure to include a rule about students treating each other (and you) with respect so that everyone has a positive experience.
Get more students to participate in class discussions by putting each student’s name on a name tag. When you have a question for the class, draw a name tag out of a box and ask that student to answer it. This strategy prevents the same students from answering all of the questions. It also motivates your students to stay alert because they never know when their name is going to be chosen.
Another way to get students to stay alert is to use blank ribbons as attention signals. Hold up one color ribbon to say when it is time to listen and another color when it is time to discuss. Using these visual cues helps your students know what to do and stay engaged throughout the lesson.
Cognitive Engagement Strategies
Motivate your students to do their best by coming up with learning objectives for your class. Learning objectives show your students what they can achieve if they pay attention and complete assignments. Once they understand how your class benefits them, they will take it seriously. To keep these learning objectives on the forefront of their minds, add them to a custom sign or plaque for all your students to see.
Keep your students focused on their schoolwork by making educational bookmarks for them. Use Custom Top Ribbons to make full-color bookmarks that teach grammar rules or math formulas that will help students with their homework. Your students are sure to appreciate these learning tools and use them for textbooks and other class materials.
Part of keeping your students engaged mentally is giving them a chance to unwind. To make this easy, customize name tags with a wide variety of mental breaks (e.g., sing a song or play rock, paper, scissors) and put them in a jar. When it is time for a mental break, take a tag out of the jar and have your students do that activity.
Emotional Engagement Strategies
Get your students excited to learn by decorating your classroom with ribbons, plaques and more. Even if you teach online, decorating the room you are in with bright colors and custom designs will stimulate your students’ imaginations. Hang a ribbon chandelier from the ceiling or drape a ribbon garland along a wall. Give your whiteboard a little flair by lining the edges with a brightly colored ribbon. To decorate your desk, customize an acrylic plaque or desk wedge with an inspirational quote and graphic.
Emotionally engage your students by helping them get to know you and their classmates better. Customize badge ribbons with a wide assortment of positive characteristics, such as Life of the Party or Proud Computer Geek. Have each student wear these ribbons during class by attaching them to their shirt. (Don’t forget to wear ribbons that describe you.) By using these descriptive ribbons, your students will emotionally connect to you and their classmates as they see (literally) how much you all have in common.
Students will have a positive attitude toward learning when you make it fun. Use paper inserts to play trivia and other games with your students. While you are at it, why not throw in some friendly competition with spelling bees and other contests. Don’t forget to pass out Prize Ribbons so your students will always remember the fun they had in your class.
What engagement strategies have worked for you? Share them in a comment so other educators can benefit from your expertise.
Improve Performance Through Student Engagement
No matter if you are teaching online or in person, keeping your students engaged in the learning process will improve their school performance. They will earn better grades, score higher on tests and graduate on time. So what are you waiting for? Put custom name tags, ribbons, plaques and signs to work for you so your students will reach their potential.
From blank tags to reusable badges, these name tags are the perfect solution for companies on a tight budget.
Name tags may feel like a luxury that your business can go without, especially when you have a tight budget. However, name tags are necessary for achieving business success. When everyone at your workplace wears a name tag, customers feel comfortable working with you. They see you and your colleagues as people, just like them, who can relate to their needs. The more customers feel comfortable doing business with you, the more sales you will have. If you want to not only survive but thrive in the business world, then having company name tags is a must.
Fortunately, providing name tags for your whole team does not have to be a financial burden. There are plenty of low cost alternatives to traditional, permanently engraved name tags. And, they look just as professional too.
Check out these high-quality name tags (or name badges) that go easy on your budget while still making a great first impression.
Conference Name Tags
Full-color, laminated name tags work just as well for everyday office work as they do for conferences. Because they are meant for large events, they come at a low price, making them a low cost solution for your identification needs. Use them to take control of your brand by customizing them with the colors, graphics, logos and text you need to promote your business. Once you see your new name tags in all their full-color splendor, you will want to keep them around forever.
Blank Name Tags
Looking for highly durable name tags that fit your budget? Plastic and metal Name Tag Blanks are made from the same quality material as our laser engraved name tags. Not only are they made to last, but they are also reusable. Just print the names and titles you need onto adhesive labels and stick them onto the name tags. If you want the text to be more permanent, write directly onto the plastic or metal surface using a marker. Customize the size, color and fastener for these blank name tags so they go well with your company uniform or dress code.
Badge Holders with Paper Inserts
By far the most affordable solution, badge holders are a professional choice for any company on a tight budget. They are made of quality vinyl plastic and come with reliable fasteners such as bulldog clips, magnets and pins. When you use them with colorful paper inserts, they make a positive impression on your customers. Use thicker badge holders for your full-time employees and thinner ones for temporary staff (e.g., interns, volunteers) to save on business costs. If your staff does not like to wear name badges on their clothing, pair your badge holders with lanyards.
Reusable Name Badges
Quality reusable name badges are not only affordable, but they save you tons of money in the long run. Whenever you have a change in position, these badges let you replace names and titles on demand using printable inserts. By replacing old inserts with new ones, your company’s identification is up to date within minutes.
With a metal back plate and domed lens, these reusable badges give your business a professional style. Choose name badges with a blank background or with a UV color logo to promote your brand. These badges also come in different sizes and various shapes (rectangles, ovals and squares) so you are sure to stand out from your competitors.
Each badge features a plastic, window style frame with a forward curve to give it a distinct look. Add a name and title by sliding an insert into the frame and placing the clear lens over the top. With a pin or magnetic fastener on the back, these badges will hold in place throughout a typical workday.
Name Tags for Any Budget
Whether you are a start-up company, small business or large corporation looking to cut costs, these name tags are for you. They go easy on your budget while giving you the quality you deserve. As you use these quality name tags to identify your employees, you will see an increase in sales as customers come to trust your company’s ability to meet their needs.