A teacher bag is a MUST-have for all teachers. It’s an all-in-one tote or tote book bag. The best ones have specialized compartments and room for a laptop, papers (to be graded), a lunch box, and supplies. You need to pack your teacher bag and keep it packed. Your teacher bag is your lifeline to organization and routine that reduces stress.
What to put in the teacher bag…
Whether you plan to use your laptop or not, you must bring it and the charger. Sometimes you need your computer but never plan to use it. You never know when to make last-minute sub plans, so always bring your laptop.
You need to have your pencil pouch with your favorite pens, a pencil, a sharpie, and a highlighter. I keep my pencil pouch fully packed at all times. It goes where I go!
By far this is the best pencil pouch!
You never know when you will need a Post-it. I need Post-its several times a day! They keep me organized and allow me to keep tasks with lists separate.
Everyone needs a phone charger everywhere they go!! For the apple watch owners, buy an extra charging cable and keep it with your phone charging cable. I also includ a portable charger.
This is my favorite portable charger.
Easy and on-the-go snacks are a must. I keep items that won’t get smashed and don’t go bad quickly.
The best kind is the liquid type that doesn’t melt with warmer temperatures. The need for lip balm is year-round.
This is a must-have, no matter where you are or where you are going. The bottles attached to the outside of your bag make it easier to assess and encourage you to use them more often. I enjoy changing out the scents for the seasons. I have fun with my hand sanitizer.
I always have ibuprofen in my bag. I rarely need it, but when I do, it is necessary to make it through the day. I know it has saved me and my colleagues and will in the future.
Teacher Survival Pack
A survival pack is a must. The essential items that you need to include are Band-Aid, Lotion, Hair Ties, Safety Pins, and Wipes. These items you don’t need daily, but when you need them, they will save the day. The best feeling is to have a small solution to a problem that is or seems big!
The teacher bag is a must for all teachers. It is your lifeline to organization and routine that reduces stress. It’s always exciting to have small solutions to big problems.
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