One goal of school is to teach students new subjects and how to process the information presented to them. This requires a focused brain and a teacher to guide them. While this sounds simple, without supplies to aid their learning, students suffer and don’t meet their learning goals. Let’s get into the various ways school supplies affect student learning.
Sufficient Supplies Boost Self-Esteem
Kids naturally compare themselves to classmates, and teens do it the most. Their clothes, social circles, athletic prowess, and classroom abilities all play into this. Their classroom preparedness does too. Kids who lack pens, pencils, notebooks, and other necessities become conscious of their lack, even connecting it with their family’s socioeconomic status. This leads to embarrassment and a pervasive lack of confidence in themselves. Only proper supplies, whether donated or from home, can take their focus off their lack and direct it onto their work.
They Fuel Kids’ (Efficient) Work
Second, school supplies affect student learning by simply enabling them to get work done. As so many schools turn to remote learning amid the coronavirus pandemic, a computer to communicate with teachers and classmates and do work is vital. In the classroom, proper supplies can mean the difference between absorbing a concept or leaving it behind.
Beyond this obvious point, school supplies make class more efficient. Teachers in low-income areas often struggle through lessons as students must share their pencils, scissors, and other supplies, dragging one activity on longer than planned. Now, as the coronavirus looms, this sharing isn’t even possible. To make the best use of class time, each kid needs their own items on hand.
They Keep Teachers’ Options Open
Supplies also indirectly benefit students by freeing teachers to pursue whatever creative project they think of. Ample art supplies in particular open things up for exciting new learning. This variety is vital for kids who struggle to internalize information through conventional teaching methods.
If you see the need for kids to have school supplies, act on it. 2moda offers bulk school supplies perfect for a donation program or a gift to a needy school near you.