Category: Teacher Life

Teacher Life Hack Reuse Product Packaging

Najda from Garden Full of Knowledge shared this great teacher life hack about re-purposing tea storage containers. Our family loves tea.  We drink all types of tea.  Sometimes, Costco brings in a selection of specialty teas in these fancy tea boxes.  So, of course I can’t resist.  I get to

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Teacher Life Hack White Board To Do Lists

I always have so many to do lists on the go. The only thing I really keep with me 24/7 is my cell phone. This tip from Christina at Hanging Around in Primary made my day. Write a list on your whiteboard at the end of the day of all of

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Absent Buddy System Teacher Life Hack

I love this tip from Doc Running at the Everything Education Blog.  Managing absences is really time consuming, so I started absence buddies. Assign absence buddies to be responsible for information for absent students. Each student is responsible for collecting materials and reviewing information from the missed days for their

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Gradebook Codes Teacher Life Hack

I am so happy that Stephanie from Stephanie’s History Store submitted this tip. For anyone who uses a paper grade book using codes to keep it organized will be a time saver.  To prevent your grade book from getting the best of you, here are three go-to tips:  1)  Highlight

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Teacher Life Hack

Teachers spend a lot of money on school supplies each year. Don’t let your expensive novel sets get ruined by improper shelving and storage methods. Invest in a few good plastic bins that are compact and stack on top of one another. If you cannot find bins that stack, find

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Teacher Life Hack Coffee Can

Save your coffee cans to organize tall classroom supplies. I have used coffee cans to organize scissors, rulers, paint brushes. I love this teacher life hack because it is free storage for our classrooms. It is also very compact so it won’t take up too much space in your room.

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Teacher Life Hack Using Overhead Transparencies

Margo from Margo’s Math and More shared this great tip for using those left over overhead transparency sheets at your school. Turn unused overhead transparency sheets into overlays for comparing different fractions in picture form. Place the transparency sheets over one another to see how some fractions “fit” perfectly into

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Teacher Life Hacks

I have been wanting to share this teacher life hack for a while now. As a rotary middle school teacher, I needed to develop a system to keep my marking piles organized and contained. I discovered that they fit nicely into the large zipper-lock bags that you can buy at

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