HOW TO MAKE A NO-SEW APRON FOR TEACHERS

Check out this classroom organization tutorial to help you become a more organized teacher. This post provides step-by-step directions on how to create a DIY low cost no-sew teacher apron with pockets.

Teachers like you are always on the move. On any given day, you may find yourself shuffling around the classroom helping students with a science experiment, joining a group of kids who are sitting on the floor working on a project and pulling select learners to work with you for small group math instruction. Long story short: you are not sitting at a desk all day long.

As a busy teacher without a minute to spare, you don’t have time to be putting any extra mileage on your Fitbit scurrying back and forth to grab a highlighter, a marker, a stapler, or whatever else you may need to help a student.

This post will...

  • help you become a more organized teacher
  • show you how to have everything you need at your fingertips
  • direct you to where you can find the tools needed to save time in the classroom

Before we begin:


Classroom Organization Tip:

I first began using a pocket apron when I was working as a classroom organization consultant and was helping other teachers declutter and organize their classrooms using the system outlined in the FREE resource that is available above.

Because the process of decluttering and organizing a classroom is typically a case of “it gets a bit worse before it gets a whole lot better,” teachers would find themselves misplacing the tools we were using to declutter and organize (tape measures, pencils, small notebook, etc). Using a pocket apron solved that problem.

Much like a handyman walks around with a toolbelt and a doctor has a coat with pockets and a stethoscope around the neck, it makes complete sense for everyone to have the necessary tools of the trade at their fingertips.

Teaching Tips:

As a teacher, you will find there are many benefits to using a pocket apron.

  • You will save time by having the items you need on hand at all times.
  • You will not be interrupted by other students who ask you questions you wander back to your desk to grab a pen and can instead focus on the student or small group you are working with. 
  • You will be able to impact more students each day by having the tools you need to make a quick modification or offer positive reinforcement with a sticker magically pulled from the pocket of your apron.

Where to Get a Teacher Apron:

Home Depot sells small aprons for under a $1.00. These are fun because you can customize them with some fabric and fabric glue. You can also find solid color aprons at most craft stores.

How to Make a DIY Teach Apron

You don't need a teacher apron pattern for this no sew apron.

Check out this classroom organization tutorial to help you become a more organized teacher. This post provides step-by-step directions on how to create a DIY low cost no-sew teacher apron with pockets.

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