Teaching Tools and Personalizing Your Classroom

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.

Personalizing Your Teaching Tools with customized products like engravable signs, name plates and badge holders for identification.

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.

Custom Engravable Signs

Custom engraved plastic sign with a school's bell schedule and someone from administration as teaching tools to help students.

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.

Personalized Name Plates

Two lines engraved into a name plate to sit on a teacher's desk as teaching tools to help students.

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.

Badge Holders and Lanyards

A badge holder that has a printed insert with a teacher's photo to be used with a color lanyard as school identification.

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.

Encouraging Summer Fun at Work

Without your employees, where would your company be? Yes, your company is your idea and livelihood. But without your employees, you wouldn’t be able to do what you do. Your team is one of your greatest assets; without them, your company wouldn’t be where it is today.

Keeping employees happy and feeling fulfilled on the job can be hard to manage. And motivation isn’t always easy. But, team happiness spurs productivity. So, ensure you are helping your team in every way possible to feel grateful for their employment. Making summer fun is one way to aid this.

Making Summer Fun for Employees | Influencing Identity by Coller Industries Incorporated

Why is making work fun important?

Fun in the workplace can have a positive impact on employees and their productivity. As a manager, you can create a professional environment that your staff members appreciate. As an employee, you can enjoy working at your organization, and you may feel that your supervisors prioritize your mental health. Making work fun has benefits such as:

Boosting Morale: Employees that have fun in the workplace may be in happier moods, which makes the organizational setting more pleasant.

Avoiding Workplace Burnout: With fun activities, employees can relax from their work responsibilities and prevent overexertion.

Increasing Creativity: Employees can practice their hobbies and expand their interests during workplace fun, which may inspire them to apply creativity to their occupational tasks.

Fostering Closer Relationships with Colleagues: Fun work functions can enable employees to get to know one another personally, which can also improve office morale.

Promoting Collaboration: Employees who enjoy fun activities together may also work well together professionally.

Company Retreats

Your team works hard, so use your company retreat as your chance to kick back and relax. A corporate retreat is a chance for employers to affirm the company’s values and speak more candidly about long-term goals. Take your time now to plan all of the activities. This way, you ensure that every guest has an incredible experience from start to finish.

So, what are corporate retreats? Corporate retreats are company events away from the office that focus on specific goals. Retreats are often weekend trips; however, they may also be single-day events. Plan your retreat to provide a break from work routines and a scheduled time to focus on specific objectives. An effective corporate retreat can lead to a boost in production in the future.

Increased morale

Corporate retreats are opportunities for staff members to pause their normal work routines and have fun together. This can help improve morale within your company. Raising morale is often a goal within companies, as employees typically can produce stronger results when they’re feeling happy and satisfied at work. By scheduling corporate retreats throughout the year to keep morale high, you have the potential to raise production throughout the year as well.

Advancing Together with Identification

Summer fun at a corporate retreat is an excellent way for staff members and management to relax. And your aim should be to facilitate bonding and business planning in a relaxed environment. To do this, ensure that your team, one, feels comfortable around each other, and two, knows one another. Enter name tags and identification!

ADHESIVE NAME BADGES

Adhesive name badges printed with fun titles for a corporate summer event.

Don’t forget the name tags! From games to identification for the day, these Adhesive Name Badges will cover all your needs. Name badges are essential to your event’s success as they provide everyone with identification. Whether you are hosting a celebration for a small group of employees or a larger event for colleagues and clients, Adhesive Name Badges are the perfect tool to ensure everyone knows who is in attendance.

SMALL AWARD PLAQUES

Small custom award plaque to be given in recognition of helping at a summer fun event.

Motivating employees to stay on track while at work can often be problematic. So, use these custom plaques to go beyond highlighting someone’s achievement and help them see just how useful they are to your company. And they are perfect for all your summer fun activities.

When employees need a little motivation, a little bit of recognition goes a long way. Congratulate them on a job well done with a unique and meaningful plaque. Giving them that recognition while throwing a fun get-together is also a great way to make them feel appreciated.

RIBBON ROLLS

Custom black ribbon roll with gold imprinted text and graphic to encourage team work and summer fun.

Personalized ribbons are essential at every event. You’ve used them for decorations, and they are always great when branded for networking. This time, use them to encourage teamwork and have some summer fun at your event. Fashion them into awareness ribbons to celebrate a cause or simply to identify different teams. Choose colors and text that match your needs.

“Retreats have often been perceived as junkets that just let people blow off steam and have fun,” says Edward Sullivan, CEO of the executive coaching company Velocity Group. “But in the age of hybrid work, retreats have gone from ‘nice to have’ to ‘must have.’ They’re critical to the culture-building at a company because it’s the time when we come together and create that connective issue as a team.”

Learn even more about summer fun on our other blogs!

Seasonal Employees: Figuring out the Holiday Rush

For many businesses, seasonal help is necessary to handle holiday demands. Not only are seasonal employees cost-effective, but they also help your business remain flexible in adjusting the size of your workforce. During peak holiday times, these temporary employees are often necessary (and are willing) to have around when full-time employees need to take a few days off. Without these crucial employees, you wouldn’t be able to keep your business running the way your customers and clients are used to.

Adding seasonal and temporary employees to your staff has huge benefits for your company. Not only does it make it easier for full-time staff to take some time off, but you can keep your business steady. You will also have enough people to cover any increase in hours or demand for products and services.

So, have you already started the process of hiring your seasonal employees? If not, now is the time. Of course, you will need to make sure you train them thoroughly before your holiday rush hits! With that being said, as a business owner, you should also be concerned with how well your customers will be able to work with your new help.

Hiring Holiday and Seasonal Employees business tips

Here are several ways to get your seasonal employees geared up for the holiday rush.

Badge Ribbons for Seasonal Employees

Badge ribbons for seasonal employees that say I'm New and remind customers to please be patient.

One of the best ways to help both your new employees and your customers is with badge ribbons. Attach these custom tools to any name tag or badge holder to help each other understand the new position. In addition, add titles or instructions that will help your employees and customers.

From “I’m New” to “Employee of the Month,” every title will look great on these colorful ribbons. You can even customize them with logos and graphics to make them stand out. Give one to each of your seasonal employees to help your customers know who they are.

PRO TIP: Badge ribbons are also a great way to advertise for upcoming sales and promotions.

Lanyards for Seasonal Employees

In training lanyards for temporary or seasonal employees.

With custom text and maybe a logo, these lanyards are perfect for identifying your staff. They are especially useful when you are training new people to handle your holiday rush. Not only can you use the lanyard attachment to display a photo ID or badge holder, but you can customize them with any message you need to get across.

Lanyards are incredibly versatile due to their custom nature. Add text, logos, graphics and so much more to promote any business. The text can be a phrase, a date or your business’ name. In addition, wearing a lanyard makes ID or credentials more accessible to show to others or for security proof that you can be in a building or any other typically private place.

No matter the role, everyone can use this practical tool. From adding your branding (think company logo) to providing security, lanyards are the perfect answer for all of your business needs. Lanyards provide quick identification and can also hold essential things (like pens, ID badges, etc.). It doesn’t matter what your industry is, we guarantee to have a lanyard to fit your needs. Yes, even your business can use lanyards!

Reusable Name Badges

Gold Speedy Badges are the perfect reusable name tag for seasonal employees.

Name tags are a must in this world, especially for new seasonal employees! The best part about using a reusable name badge is that you can outfit your entire crew for an affordable price and still have the option of reusing each badge multiple times. And, with printable inserts, quickly change tags, such as Speedy Badges, whenever you need new ones.

For a temporary option, reuse these badges with the easy-to-use printable inserts or added labels. You can design your badges to meet any need and then change them with ease when the time comes for a new look or new employees. They are also ideal for temporary and seasonal employees.

The Power of Names and Why They are Important

Why is it so important to use people’s names? According to Dale Carnegie, a person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language. The sound of your name being used typically cuts through all other noise that might be going on around you. Since birth, you have been conditioned to respond to the sound of your name. Think about it this way: how would you feel if your mother referred to you by another person’s name? That is why the power of names is so important!

A person is more interested in their name than in all the other names on earth put together. Remember that name and call it easily, and you have paid a subtle and very effective compliment. But forget it or misspell it – and you have placed yourself at a sharp disadvantage…one of the simplest, most obvious and most important ways of gaining goodwill was by remembering names and making people feel important – yet how many of us do it?

How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie
Using the power of name is easy with a name tag for your employees at your store.

It is so important to use someone’s name when interacting with them. It is, after all, their most significant connection to their identity. And it is the easiest way to get someone’s attention. By using someone’s name while speaking to them, you recognize their importance. So, what happens if you don’t remember someone’s name?

Enter name tags!

Change Your Life With A Name Tag

Name tags won’t just change your life; they will affect everything around you.

Considering all of the elements in a name tag, changing your life is the least this tool will do. Name tags reach much further than just providing someone with your name. Adapted from Scott Ginsberg, here are just a few ways your life will change for the better.

“A name tag isn’t just a sticker; it’s a statement. It’s about friendliness, identity, culture and human nature.”

A Name Tag is a Permission Slip

Wearing a name tag is an invitation to friendliness. It’s a way to open up to others and overcome your personal walls. Sigmund Freud discovered that a person’s name is the single context of human memory most forgotten. So, wearing a name tag means one less thing people have to worry about remembering.

Because name tags are permission slips, they encourage engagement. Their primary function is to personalize and humanize each person. Inviting encounters is what they do. And you permit this change to happen every time you put on your name tag.

Names are important to new relationships, as a person’s name connects to their identity and individuality. Using someone’s name and remembering it shows a greater connection to who that person is. By remembering someone’s name and using it when you see them again, a person will feel influential and respected. In turn, not remembering someone’s name will make them feel slighted and very unimportant to you. Even though different people place a different emphasis on remembering names, doing so will always make someone feel good and like you more than they would if you failed to remember it.

The Power of Names (and how to help others remember yours)!

Using the power of name is easy with a name tag for your employees at your cafe.

Whenever you put on a name tag, you become the face of your purpose, whatever that is. Your name tag represents this purpose to everyone around you, and this benefits both you and others. It can quickly help the people around put your face with your name. We have all heard that “a picture is worth a thousand words.” So, tell that story simply and quickly with your smile and a name tag.

By wearing a name tag, you help others remember your name, which is important for building relationships. As Mr. Ginsberg has said, your name tag becomes an invitation and permission slip for others to converse with you. The more your build your relationships, the stronger your purpose will become.

Because name tags are permission slips, they encourage engagement. Their primary function is to personalize and humanize each person. Inviting encounters is what they do. And you permit this change to happen every time you put on your name tag. So, grab your name tag and start sharing the truth about name tags at your next office party or friend’s night out!

So, whether it’s a name tag or a simple sticker, keeping your name visible will help everyone remember who you are! And, in so doing, you will prove the power of names.