Sunday, November 11, 2012

Teaching Tips

I'm linking up with Miss Kindergarten for her linky on teaching tips (even I'm brand new to this wonderful profession). I am in love with this linky though since let's be honest - I need all the tips and tricks I can get. 

But I have one to share that is super helpful, especially for people like me aka absent minded people.

During student teaching, I can't tell you how many times I would go skipping off to the copier to make copies only to lose my original, give it to a kid, or (worse) cut it up along with the copies for the kids. It would be super annoying since I'd have to go to all the trouble of reprinting it, or even more annoying - remaking it if I had forgotten to save it on the computer. 

Enter... my wonderful CT, who one day, told me that yellow highlighter doesn't  show up to the copier; therefore, it won't be on the copied pages. She showed me that she marks all her original copies with a yellow diagonal line across it to insure that it's never accidentally given to a student, cut, written on, etc. 

So now I ALWAYS mark my originals the same way.

Your turn! Go link up!
PS I decided my blog needed a makeover and am loving the way it looks now! Thanks The Cutest Blog on the Block for the background!!


  1. Love that idea!!! Thanks for sharing and linking up!

  2. Me too!!!!!!!!! :) I forget who taught me the trick . . .

  3. What a great idea. I am always forgetting which one is my original.

  4. I never knew that! I'm going to start doing it though. Thanks for the tip!

    Don't Let The Teacher Stay Up Late

  5. Great tip!! Thanks for sharing!!
    I am a new follower.
    Connie Anderson:)

  6. Great idea!! Thanks so much for sharing!! =) Your blog looks super cute!! We're your newest followers!
    -Jackie and Danielle-

  7. That is a wonderful idea! I am always losing my originals as well! Thanks so much for sharing, I am a new follower! :)
    Second Grade is Out of This World

  8. I did not know this. Brilliant :) I hope your first year has been going great for you :)

    My (Not So) Elementary Life