37 Insanely Smart School Teacher Hacks

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3. Make inexpensive inspirational quotation posters with

They've got tons of stylish templates to choose from that you can easily print out with a color printer and laminate as inexpensive wall hangings.

6. Use colored dots to make groups easy.

Put a different colored dot on each desk in a group. When you need to have a student from each table do something, you can simply ask for all the green dots to bring you the papers from their group.

19. Get cheap whiteboards by buying melamine or shower board panels from a hardware store.

They work just as well as whiteboards and cost way less.

25. Use painter's tape on a chalkboard or whiteboard as a place for students to practice their penmanship.

29. Create a turn-in bin with clothespins that are labeled with each student's name.

When a student turns in their assignment, they can turn the clothespin over, giving you an easy way to keep track of who has completed their work.