Outside-the-box thinking spurs learning

Doodling. Even with our smart phones, lap tops and iPads charged and ready to go, we give in to the mindless, yet effective task of doodling. Dogs that look more like cats, squiggly lines and scribble-scrabble, an entire page of various sized circles – doodling is good, even if doodling doesn’t always make sense. 

3M, one of our biggest selling product lines at MRBOXonline, has taken doodling to a whole new level. In addition to the all-time favorite colored Post-it® notes, which are great for to-do lists, honey-do reminders, notes of encouragement in the lunchbox, or prom invites, 3M sells Post-it® Super Sticky Dry Erase Surface Sheets that kids are using in the classroom to help them learn.

Sunni Brown, the author of “The Doodle Revolution,” explained in her book that by incorporating the art of doodling in the classroom, students can retain more information and better comprehend material. Educators like Alison Silvertooth, an ELAR education specialist for grades three through eight in Region 16 ESC in Amarillo, Texas, are catching on.

Silvertooth is featured in the “Ideas” section on 3M’s website, where she describes how she uses Post-it® Super Sticky Dry Erase Surface Sheets as a tool to help students learn. She recommends students stick the surface sheets on their notebooks or desks and use colorful dry-erase markers to doodle an image or concept related to the subject matter.

“The more visible the lesson, the better the retention of that lesson or activity will be,” Silvertooth explained in the case study.

We admire this kind of “outside-the-box” thinking. It’s an approach we use to serve our customers who are looking for creative, cost-effective options for shipment packaging, whether they’re delivering school books, cosmetics, or dozens of lobster tails cross-country.

Outside-the-box thinking spurred one of our newest services, in fact. We asked ourselves, Why can’t small businesses create shipment packaging that’s memorable enough to be coined a sales tool, and yet affordable too? The answer is, they can! Our onsite printing service is an easy, affordable option for small businesses that want to customize shipment packaging.

Learn more about MRBOXonline’s outside-the-box approach to business solutions for small businesses and check out our 3M product line. Our sales professionals can help. Call us at (800) 231-8806 or visit MRBOXonline.

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