Thrifty Thursday- 1st Edition


Thrifty Thursday

Each week I bring to you helpful tips to become a more effective educator on the Always A Lesson fan page on Facebook. (Give it a quick like by clicking here!) I decided to start grouping my social media posts into a blog post incase you might have missed anything.

Time to get caught up:

  1. Buy shower wall material from your local hardware store. They cut it for free = mini white boards
  2. Place worksheets in page protectors. Have Ss use whiteboard markers to complete & wipe clean after
  3. Save printer ink & paper = Ss draw graphic organizers on their own paper > ownership & savings!
  4. Tennis centers give away old balls for free. Put these on the bottom of chairs for no floor streaks
  5. Grab floor lamps from college back to school sales to create warm light vs harsh overhead light
  6. Fill up your classroom library by asking local libraries for throw-aways and attend garage sales!
  7. Use shoelaces as name tag lanyards!
  8. Take composition notebooks to your local hardware store & they will cut them in half =mini journals
  9. Your local hardware store has cheap fabric tool belts = Ss supply or center storage
  10. Use string instead of lanyards for name tags. Ss can mix up colors when its time to change it out

(*note: these posts are sent out via BUFFER so they follow Twitter’s rules for word count and I had to get creative!)

Stay tuned for the next edition coming out in a few weeks!

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About the author, Gretchen

I am a teacher trainer and coach. Working elbow to elbow with teachers and teacher leaders to ensure instructional proficiency and student achievement soar lights me up. We have a real need in our nation for strong educators to remain in the field. My blog, book, podcast, courses and instructional materials are geared towards empowering teachers (and those that lead them) to receive the support needed to grow and thrive today, tomorrow and always.