The Best Teacher Hacks of 2018, You’re Welcome!

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Are you a teacher? Then you’re going to love this list of classroom hacks that will not only save you time and money but most importantly, they will save you your sanity! Enjoy and don’t forget to share your own hacks by uploading your photo(s) or link to your Instagram at the bottom of this list.

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    Is the tissue box always going missing in your classroom? Time to upgrade with this awesome and simple hack! Buy an under-shelf organizer to store your tissue boxes and have students grab a tissue without spreading germs all over the box.

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    Use painter's tape and hot glue to hang stuff on your walls without damaging them. It works like a charm, and makes for a lot less work when packing up your classroom at the end of the year!

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    When the light's on, the bathroom is occupied, so wait your turn. This clever hack is a great way to keep students from going to the bathroom at the same time, and the sign next to it is pretty awesome, too!

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    Glue thumb tacks to the back of clothespins to easily hang those NO NAME papers, or simply display students' work.

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    What a great idea from Kathie Yonemura at @triedandtrueteachingtools! Never lose your stapler again, and make it easy for students to use without disturbing the rest of the class.

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    This one is an old-timer hack, but it never goes out of fashion! Buy some cheap makeup remover pads from the Dollar Tree and use them as individual whiteboard erasers for each student.

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    Let the students brainstorm ways to treat each other in class with some post-it notes and the whiteboard!

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    Keep your class under control during line up time with these awesome numbers on the floor!

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    One of the easiest and cheapest ways to make mini dry erase boards for the entire class!

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    Must-have tool to keep your class under control at all times!

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    Buy these pencils or make your own by writing an encouraging message on each pencil you give out to students.

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    Kristin at @liveloveteach uses heavy-duty freezer gallon ZipLoc bags for this activity and we're in love with the idea! 

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    If you've got a dishwasher, don't be shy!

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    Sharpie Paint Pens on the desk are a good way to mix it up from the traditional name tags!

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    Sort out those pencils with Dollartree buckets, just like Mrs. E. Castle does!

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    Tidy students' headphones in a cheap vertical shoe organizer.

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    During your next trip to Home Depot, grab a few of these paint chips and use them to teach sight words. Guaranteed success in the classroom!

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