16 Awesome Things You Need If You’re a Teacher

2 min


Behold, some of the coolest products for teachers on the world wide web. Whether it’s for your classroom, your commute, or home, good luck holding yourself back from spending your entire teacher paycheck! We couldn’t help ourselves on some of them (proud new owner of #9 for classroom cat naps!).

We hope you love our list! And just so you know, some of these are Amazon affiliate links. In case you give in to your “must-have” desires, we may get a small commission, and you’ll be helping a couple fellow teachers pay the bills.

1. Inspirational pencils to remind your students how amazing they are!

inspirational pencils

Get them HERE.

2. The coolest desk chair, that actually gives you a healthier back and stronger abs just from sitting in it!

Desk chair Teacher

Get it HERE.

You also have some cheaper options you can check out here. If you’re into flexible seating classrooms, make sure to check out our guide on the 10 most popular seat types for today’s flexible seating classroom.

3. A sticky note roll with a plastic paint roller handle, so you can stick reminders everywhere you need!

sticky note rollGet it HERE.

If you like this, you’re gonna love our list of the 15 coolest sticky notes every teacher wants!

4. Winter will be here soon, keep your full pot of tea handy during class with a collapsible teapot!

Collapsible kettle
Get it HERE.

5. Then drink it out of a collapsible travel mug. Fit it all in your purse or briefcase!

Collapsible cupGet it HERE.

6. And if you’re in a hurry (which we always are!) and often get sore throats (which we always do!), then you gotta try these instant organic tea crystals. Delicious tea without the teabag!

Tea without teabag teachers must haveGet it HERE.

7. Take control over all your gadget charger wires with a clever desktop wire organizer (more colors available)!

Wire organizer Teacher musthaveGet it HERE.

8. Speaking of organizing, an expandable bamboo desk drawer organizer. Keep your candy and aspirin separate from your pencils!

Desktop organizer Teacher musthaveGet it HERE.

More desktop organizer ideas here!

9. The comfiest tool for grading papers at home or taking cat naps during free periods in your classroom 🙂

Nap bean bag Teacher must haveGet it HERE.

10. Since we never get a full lunch break, bring your snacks to school in some perfect-portion containers that screw together!

snack portions teachers must haveGet them HERE.

11. Don’t have a big classroom, a lot of desk space, or just don’t want your kids to touch your stuff? These genius magnet wall organizers will do the trick!

magnet wall organizers

Get them HERE.

12. Super cute way to hang photos, cards, artwork, or even your TPT flash cards, rewards cards, and brag tags!

Hanging work teacher must haveGet it HERE.

13. No more cutting off your circulation with hair ties! These super-cute cuff bracelets are made for your hair ties to fit right in with style. No more searching everywhere when you want toss your hair in a bun and get stuff done!

Hair Tie BraceletGet them HERE.

14. A wall mount/over the door hanging storage organizer with 4 large cascading pockets to hold school supplies, planners, books, papers, notebooks… MUST HAVE for the classroom!

hanging organizer teacher must haveGet it HERE.

15. Twenty multi-color pens in an AWESOME roll-up case. The perfect back-to-school gift!

pens in roll up case teachers must haveGet it HERE.

16. Multi-color tap lights to control the noise in your classroom! Write down or print out the following to tape on or above each light: 1) Silent Voice 2) Quiet Voice 3) Inside Voice 4) Outside Voice. And watch your classroom go from pure chaos to total control (maybe wishful thinking, but worth a try!).

Voice level push up lights teacher must haveGet it HERE.

Like it? Share with your friends!

Choose A Format
Share your amazing stories, tips, opinions, and other stuff that matters.
Upload your funny, inspiring, DIY, or informative video(s) for the world to see!
Personality quiz
Leave the serious quizzes at school, these are strictly fun! You make the questions and pre-define the results.
Trivia quiz
Time to test your friends' knowledge! You choose the subject and have fun seeing who scores the highest!
Pose any question to millions of educators by creating your own polls/surveys, whether for research, for fun, or for the sake of curiosity!
Make your own classic internet listicle using photos, gifs, and/or videos (i.e. '9 Things/Reasons/Times/Ways...', 'Teacher Life: As Told By...', etc.)
Open List
Submit your own item and vote up for the best submission
Share your classroom decor, costumes, funny classroom antics, silly grading moments, or other teacher life shenanigans!