Using Binders to Get Ready to Go Back to School {Teacher Tips}



A great, but simple tool for classroom organization and management is a 3-ring binder. They are perfect for organizing your teaching units and lesson plans as well as for creating student portfolios, collecting documents for your Teacher Evidence Binder (ugh, right?), housing meeting notes, and about a million other things.

I always keep lots of binders on hand and repurpose them as needed each year. One thing that drove me crazy was removing the binder inserts (especially after the binders sat in a hot classroom all summer and the plastic started to adhere) because often times they would rip and part of the spine insert would forever live in the bottom of that pouch. 

I don't know why it took me so long to think of this, but when 2 colleagues spotted me doing it and mentioned they thought I was a genius I figured it would be worth sharing.

TWEEZERS!

Over the years I have blogged about some tools that I find to be essential for the classroom. I will now add tweezers to that list. The next time you are out shopping I suggest you snag a pair to leave in your desk drawer. I'm sure you'll find them to be handy.

{Click to Access and Download these Editable Binder Covers}

The binders shown above are from one of my latest creations: Editable Binder Covers. I designed them to include just about any type of image you would need a binder for, but made them editable so that you may title them as needed. For example, a reading themed binder could be labeled as Book Buddies, RTI Reading, Reader's Workshop, Reading Conference Notes, etc. 

{Click to Access and Download these Editable Binder Covers}
I have six different editable sets available:



Click on any of the covers below to go directly to the specific product:



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