Summer’s here and many of us are gearing up to enjoy a well-earned break.
During term it can feel like you barely have any time to think, but now that we’ve got a bit of breathing space we have the perfect opportunity to mix things up.
Here are 10 teacher tips from Instagram to try this summer.
1. Turn homework into a game
Struggling with student engagement? This great idea originally shared by Le Teacher Chronicles is a great way to get your students interested in their homework.
2. Make a set of microfiber whiteboard cleaners
We love this tip from beingmissausten. These microfiber mitts are very student-friendly and making wiping your whiteboard an absolute breeze!
3. Turn a drying rack into an art display
Anyone who’s had to separate wet sheets covered in paint would agree this tip from a.learning.moment is an excellent way to dry (and showcase) student art.
4. Keep your class organized with rolling carts
If your classroom is particularly prone to clutter, we’re sure you’ll agree this tip from adifferentiatedclass has the potential to be a game changer.
5. Store pain in soap dispensers
This tip might be a little messy setting up, but your students will love this novel way to dispense paint in the classroom, suggested by twinklroi.
6. Open it up to the floor
Now this one might be a little divisive, but naturallychiceducators says her team has gotten quite a lot out of the suggestion box she’s organized for her students.
7. Use clothes pegs to help develop pencil grip
We love this teaching hack! A simple (not to mention cheap) way to help young students get a handle on fine motor skills.
8. Store paintbrushes in toothbrush holders
Paintbrushes are one of those things in a classroom that always seems to go missing, but this tip will ensure they’re always in a safe spot.
9. Color code your electronic devices
Managing devices can be a bit of a headache in some classrooms, but this simple organizational tip helps remove the confusion.