Across the United States, hundreds of thousands of teachers go to work not in schools, but in nearby classroom trailers. Situated close enough to reach the main school building, classroom trailers help maintain the student population when there is an overflow of students or the school building is undergoing renovation. While plenty of teachers have enjoyed their trailer experience, many dread the idea. Dread not; the following tips for teaching in a classroom trailer can help you be prepared.
One major concern with teaching in a classroom trailer is security. Schools are in charge of students’ safety and need to protect classroom property as well. Some schools have suffered break-ins to their trailers resulting in vandalism and theft. Your school will have to determine how safe it is to keep the trailer unlocked during school hours. With Allied Trailers, though, you can be sure that their classroom trailer locks are secure against intruders.
Access to the bathroom is another main issue. For younger students, it may be helpful to institute a whole classroom bathroom break to help keep everyone safe, together, and timely.
Exit and Entry
Exit and entry can be a hassle when it is raining. You can save yourself from running to and fro in the rain by keeping a few extra umbrellas within the classroom trailer should you or your students forget to bring one that day. In the case of an injured or disabled student, installing a ramp can avoid difficult access and help with moving furniture in and out.
A classroom trailer offers a fresh start in design. Allied Trailers’ trailers are never out-sourced, and their maintenance crew can fix any problem you might spot in it. Make the most of your walls and decorate it as much as you would a regular classroom.
Heating and Cooling
For some, classroom trailers can get too hot or too cold. If you have an issue, contact Allied Trailers to see if they can help. If you have no problems, you may want to consider turning on the heat or air conditioning early so that when students arrive, the room temperature is prepped for them already.
Enjoy the Perks
Lastly, remember that your effective teaching is what matters at the end of the day. It is up to you to create a productive environment despite “unideal” circumstances. Remember the pluses many have enjoyed teaching in a classroom trailer. You can be louder, have more privacy from the school, and open the door or windows for a fresh breeze. With a classroom trailer from Allied, you can be safe, effective, and have fun.
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