The benefits of a clean classroom are numerous. A tidy environment improves how students learn, how teachers teach, how the school presents itself to parents and visitors and more. But maintaining a clean classroom environment can be a challenge with many students moving from room to room throughout the day. Fortunately, there are several simple steps you can take to make this process a little bit easier.
This blog post will provide some tips for keeping your classroom sanitary, neat and tidy on a daily basis so that you can focus on what really matters – teaching!
The benefits of clean and tidy classrooms
Maintaining a clean, fresh classroom environment can benefit students, teachers and visitors alike. A cluttered space can be a distraction for students and this can get in the way of their learning. Keeping classrooms clean can also help you to:
Regularly cleaning your classroom prevents germs and bacteria from spreading from student to student. This can help to reduce how many days students are absent from school due to sickness.
Improves student learning
A classroom that is cluttered with books, worksheets and other items will make it difficult for students to find what they need when you’re teaching them something new. Keeping your classroom clean ensures that all of their supplies are easily accessible and distractions are kept to a minimum.
Instils positive behaviours in students
Getting students involved in the tidying process can be a great way to encourage them to take responsibility for keeping the classroom clean between lessons. You could even reward proactive students by offering positive reinforcement, such as stickers or stars on their homework planner.
Bacteria hotspots in classrooms
There are several areas in a classroom that can harbor bacteria and dirt. Between lessons, it’s important to focus on disinfecting these hotspots to prevent germs from spreading between students.
Some of the more common hotspots for germs include:
- Door handles
- Light switches
- Air vents and filters
Cleaning aids to utilise in the classroom
There are only so many hours in the school day, therefore, anything that helps to speed up the cleaning process will give you more time to focus on other important tasks. Here are a few tools you can use to maintain a clean and healthy classroom environment.
Classroom air purifiers
Air purifiers and dehumidifiers can help to remove some of the germs and bacteria in your classroom. They also reduce how much dust is present, which means you will not need to clean as often or use harsh chemicals on surfaces that are regularly touched by students.
Learn more about the benefits of classroom air purification systems here.
You should regularly use anti-bacterial wipes in high-traffic areas in the classroom. This includes desks, keyboards, mice, whiteboard pens, chairs and more. This is a task that students can carry out themselves, giving you time to focus on other areas of the room.
Creating a cleaning schedule or rota for your students can encourage them to be more proactive and independent when it comes to tidying. This also ensures that responsibilities are rotated between students and it frees up your time to prepare for the next lesson.
Why choose Mars Purifiers’ classroom air purifiers?
Investing in a quality air purifier is one of the best ways to maintain a high air quality in any given space. In a high traffic area such as a classroom, an air purifier can be a great asset to students’ and teachers’ health and overall wellbeing.
We provide a selection of air purifiers for schools; our purifiers come in an array of sizes and include technology like HEPA-13 filters, ION technology and UVC to effectively eliminate small dirt particles and bacteria from the air. Eager to learn more? Get in touch and a member of our team will assist you with your query.