Try These 7 Ways to Make Your Teaching Life Easier with Post-Its
Create a Seating Chart
Create a flexible seating chart using post-its. You can easily move your students around in class and on paper to change your classroom dynamics. Include essential info about each student on the notes.
In your classroom snack area or lunch tables, post any allergies students have on a sticky notes. Use red post-its for severe allergies, and include emergency numbers on the stickies for easy access.
Make the personal comment section of report cards easy by jotting down any observations about student behavior on a post-it each day. At the end of the day, stick the note on a designated comments page in your grade book and be stress free when it is time to complete report cards!
Invite students to come up and write any questions they have about what you reviewed in class on post-its and stick them in a designated area on your board. Since the notes are anonymous, your students wont be too embarrassed to ask, and you will know what you need to review with the class.
Text Book Notes
Do you find your students making notes in books you will use with future students? Give each student a pack of 1 x 1m post-its to use for notes in the book! Simply peel them off before giving the book to your next student.
Need a calendar large enough for all of your students to see? Make your own classroom calendar using post-its on a wall or bulletin board! You can change the paper color each month or simply shift dates to the correct position when a new month rolls around.
Create a cooperative learning environment in your classroom by posting a classified section in your room. When a student needs help with anything (e.g. I need help finishing my family tree.) he writes his need on a post-it and includes his name at the bottom. Then, a student who has been successful at that task takes the post-it and seeks out the student who wrote it. When the task is complete, students can throw away the note.