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.

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.

Providing Royal Treatment for Your Customers

No matter who your customers are, you should always strive to make sure they feel welcome. After all, a happy customer is your greatest asset as a business. So, work on giving everyone who walks through your door the royal treatment, and you’re sure to be set in your business for many years.

Remember that happy customers are also buying customers. Whether it’s goods or services you offer as a company, your customer is there because of how you make them feel. And, good referrals happen when your customers are satisfied with those feelings. Here are some tips for keeping your customers happy and giving them the royal treatment.

giving your customer the royal treatment

Customers; without them, your business is nothing.

Whether you’re just starting a business or have been running a company for several years, you should understand that it is your customers who keep you in business. And getting to know each customer will help your business grow.

Four Products to Guarantee Your Customers’ Royal Treatment

Name Tags

color logo name tags

By providing identification of your employees, you allow your customers to become familiar with those who can help them. Name tags are one of the best tools you can use to make sure your customers are happy with your business. They provide a friendly and quick “hello” for everyone who walks through your door. And they also act sort of like a permission slip to people who see your name tag that you are open to talking. This allows immediate engagement between your business and your customers.

Signs

Provide a quality experience for everyone who enters your business with custom made signs. These signs can display your working hours or vital information that keeps everyone in your company safe.

Plaques

Custom plaques add a classy feel to the average sign and let the customer know that you care about your company’s value because of how upscale they are.

Lanyards


Cord Badge Lanyards

Meet your security and identification needs for all of your employees with custom lanyards. They are a key tool for any business. And, there are so many ways to use them. Lanyards are perfect for identifying visitors or keeping security cards handy for employees. No matter what you need custom lanyards for, they have so many uses that everyone needs them.

Six Professional Tips to Create the Best Customer Experience

At the end of the day, successful companies don’t just deliver better customer service at one point in time; they constantly change their businesses in response to evolving consumer behavior. If you can understand your customers well enough to anticipate their needs and empower your teams to deliver A-level service, you’ll differentiate yourself from the crowd and go a long way toward creating enduring success for your company.

1. Set Goals

Find ways that your business benefits your customers, and then make them known. Whether that is through a sale or getting the word out about your product, your customer should know what you’re all about.

2. Be Friendly

It is customer SERVICE, after all. Make sure your customers know that you are there for them, no matter what.

3. Provide Value

No matter what your product or service is, make sure it’s valuable to your clientele.

4. Make Improvements

Always be on the lookout for ways to improve your relationship with your customers. Up your game with new products or services that will still benefit your customers.

5. Find Consistency

Once you have your product line and value, keep it going. Try not to discontinue something that your customer has come to expect.

6. Always Say Thank You

Providing a quality experience is your job as a business owner. Remember that it’s your customers who keep you in business. So, no matter what you do, always thank your customers for sticking around and keeping you open.

remember to say thank you to your customer to give them the royal treatment

5 Problems with Lanyards (and Their Solutions)

While these tools are typically useful for conferences and other events, people have been reporting some problems with lanyards. We want to raise awareness that not all lanyards are bad. So, we are offering you solutions to five common problems that have recently been reported.

solve your problems with lanyards with the large lanyard selection from Name Tag, Inc.

One of the most commonly reported problems with lanyards is safety.

Some businesses, such as hospitals or schools, worry about making staff and students wear lanyards with their identification. The reason for their problems with lanyards is the safety of having something loose around someone’s neck. In schools, this is a concern for getting a lanyard caught on a chair or desk. Or worse, having students who misuse them. The same can be said of hospitals or even courthouses.

The Solution: A Convenience Release

solve your problems with lanyards concerning safety with a convenience release

Many of our lanyards come with a break-away option called a convenience release. This feature is designed to separate if the lanyard is pulled too tightly around something, such as someone’s neck or wrist. A convenience release does add a slight cost to your lanyard, but if safety is your main concern, we highly recommend getting lanyards with a convenience release.

Another of the common problems with lanyards is matching a brand.

Colors are tricky. And, making sure that all of your marketing materials match your company brand, whether that be a logo or a specific PMS color, is essential to every business. Many times when someone orders extra marketing items, such as lanyards, they are concerned with getting exact color matches to their branding.

The Solution: Dye Sublimation

Depending on the style you select for your lanyards, we have multiple printing options. Our variety of lanyards come with either dye sublimation or silk screening. While an exact color match isn’t guaranteed, if you choose a lanyard with dye sublimation, you can provide a PMS value (Pantone Solid Coated Colors preferred) with your order. We can then get as close as possible to your requested color.

Problem number three is selecting the correct lanyard for your needs.

With so many available options, styles and fabrics, choosing the right lanyard can be complicated. And, you want to make sure that not only does the fabric work for your needs but that it is comfortable for your guests and employees. But don’t forget to match the material colors as well, so you don’t have problems with lanyards you choose for your needs.

The Solution: Shop with Us!

shop with Coller Industries to solve all of your problems with lanyards

Yes, it is that easy. Our easy-to-use online ordering system is here to help you. We show every option we offer upfront, making it easy to choose from our large assortment of lanyard choices. From Blank Badge Lanyards to Ribbon Lanyards, we know you’ll find just what you’re looking for. We even have Trade Show Organizers with Lanyards to make finding the perfect badge holder just as easy!

What about meeting those deadlines?

Another one of the problems with lanyards is making sure you get them on time. The product’s delivery date is always of high importance. And many factors play into this timing, such as quantity and type. Another factor is the different production times.

The Solution: Zip-It Expedited Service

Zip-It expedited service logo from Name Tag, Inc.

While you can order a standard lanyard with five to seven business days for production time, we also offer an expedited service called Zip-It. Some stipulations must be met when placing an order for a Zip-It product. You won’t receive a proof for approval as the order will go immediately into production once we receive it. This, of course, also depends on you sending in all the required information with the order. As long as you are comfortable with trusting our high standards for our products, Zip-It Expedited Service is the perfect option. Or, order your lanyards well in advance of your event to guarantee you will have them in time.

One of the last problems with lanyards is that they are constantly turning and twisting.

Many lanyards, when used with badge holders, have the problem of flipping these identification tools around so that they can not be seen. Photo identification or other name tags can also cause this issue. And, when you can’t see a name tag, what good was it to purchase a lanyard in the first place.

The Solution: Double Sided Printing

From the printing on the lanyard to the information in a badge holder, double sided printing is your friend. We offer several lanyard solutions that come with double sided printing. So, if a lanyard decides to twist while someone is wearing it, your branding will show no matter what! Are you having problems with the badge holder flipping? Try printing the same information on both the front and back of those inserts. This way, no matter which direction that badge decides to be, you will still be able to read it.

So, no matter your problems with lanyards, we guarantee we have a solution to your troubles. Come on over and find your answers today!