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5 biggest takeaways from our roofing project with Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity works for various projects to improve the lives of people. It has more than 1,500 local affiliates in the U.S. and about 70 organizations all over the world. One of their mission is to provide houses and shelters for people worldwide through donation and volunteer labor. We have recently completed the roofing project of our school with Habitat for Humanity and here are some of the things we learned.

Gives lots of time and effort

The organization gives lots of hours of volunteer labor in installing the roof. They work hard and ensure that the roof is installed properly and without any flaw.

Gets roofing materials from donations

Habitat for Humanity has good relationships with suppliers, manufacturers, and contractors who donate roofing materials and labor. This ensures that schools and families can get a roof over their heads. We worked with Roofers Plymouth who were a fantastic Roofing Contractor working alongside the HFH scheme.

Follows state rules and guidelines

There is no tear-offs or permits involved in the roofing project. So, the process is very straightforward and simple.They strictly follow all the rules and guidelines for roofing projects.

Energy tested

They use roofing materials that can reduce the heating and cooling costs every month. So, the roof is very energy efficient and will save your money in the long run as you have to pay less energy bills.

Provides sustainable and affordable roofing solution

They support the green movement. So, they prefer installing solar panels on the roof and using roofing materials that are environment-friendly. They provide advocacy and education about using sustainable solutions. They ensure that the cost of the project remains low so that people can afford it.

It was a wonderful opportunity to be part of such a project that taught us professionalism and responsibility towards the society. We are very grateful for the service they have given us.

Top 4 benefits of having SMART boards in the classroom

SMART boards have replaced the traditional boards in the classroom today. This technology has become immensely popular in schools. This is an interactive board that makes the classroom a fun learning environment. Here are some of the benefits of having SMART boards.

Provides flexibility

It provides various types of media including photos, maps, graphs, video, games, etc. All these enrich the classroom experience. It makes learning more fun and dynamic as information is presented in different ways.

Enhanced teaching experience

It gives new ways of teaching and learning. This board supports various kinds of learning styles. For example, those who learn visually can watch the tutorials and those who learn by listening can listen to the discussions. The SMART board has touch screen options so students can touch and interact with it.

Interact and share

Students can learn by writing, touching and drawing. They can participate in discussions and contribute to presentations. The students can receive feedback on their learning. So, teachers can easily identify the strengths and weaknesses of students.

Low maintenance

This board doesn’t need much maintenance. You don’t need to clean it like whiteboards. You can modify the data using specialized pen or tool. You won’t have to use unhygienic marker pens or chalk.

SMART boards are changing the way teachers teach in school. It has simplified the learning process. Students will learn well and find great interest in learning because of the SMART board. It is an ideal classroom tool.…

5 ways to keep primary school students engaged in class

According to research, the attention spans of children are short. Children of age five years can concentrate for only 10 to 15 minutes. Teachers often find it hard to deliver lectures due to this inattentiveness. Here are five ways you can keep the students engaged in class.

Make appropriate activity

The activities that you arrange for the pupils must be appropriate for their age. They should find it interesting. For example, if the task is too hard then the child won’t do and start misbehaving. You should explain the task clearly and tell your child what they should learn.

Give choices

There are many ways a child can learn. Some children learn visually where others learn well by listening. There are children who learn better by doing things practically. You should allow the children to choose the method they are comfortable in.

Have breaks

You should have breaks after some time. This small change of focus will give rest to the brain. So, children will be able to better concentrate later. Try to make it a normal part of the daily routine.

Give opportunities to move

You should let the children move around after some time. For example, make the lesson such that the children need to complete two worksheets. They need to complete one worksheet and then walk to the front desk and collect the other worksheet.

Give rewards

You can practice giving rewards for small achievements like finishing tasks early or getting the highest mark in class, etc. This will encourage them to study.

These tips will make the children more engaged. They will be able to concentrate more on studies and find interest in it. You must try these approaches in class.

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