The classroom can be an overwhelming place with twenty plus students all wanting your attention and needing different things. When I am working in a classroom, I constantly looking for ways to be more efficient and provide as many resources as possible to my students. Here are some of the creative ways that I made my classroom more efficient and in turn, more productive.
The Simple Things - Here are a few of the little things that I did in my classroom that ensured students had the tools they needed at the same time as having to take some responsibility for themselves.
MONEY SAVER: I had each student bring in a pack of 5 thin dry erase markers at the beginning of the
year. I took them as stock for a working class set and left the rest in my desk drawer to replace the
ones that died.
TIP: once a week I would scrub the acrylic-boards with a magic eraser to remove the left over colour.
Things to Laminate - Laminating makes your work last longer and things look more valuable and it makes them a great surface for dry erase markers.
it sits on the transparency too long.
Some of the tips and tools I have shared are time consuming to start but once they are completed they made my classroom run much more efficiently. If you have any ideas that you use in your classroom leave them in the comments section. I know I am always looking for new ideas to improve efficiency.
Miss Math Tutor
I have taught math for 5 years and am always looking for and developing fun, innovative ways to create meaningful learning for my students.