I am not a highly experienced teacher, but I like to think what I lack in experience, I make up in an unbridled passion to learn as much as I can from any source available.
Although I write for a well known educational magazine that caters to the entire MENA region (though I no longer reside there), hands-on exposure in the classroom has made me more wise and even more motivated to gain and spread teaching know-how all around me as far as my reach will go.
Over the past year and a half, I have had the good fortune of learning from very experienced teachers at my school and have had the privilege of leading a team of highly skilled English Teachers as well. In addition, following educational blogs and teachers, picking up on their tips and tricks is also a great self-indulgent hobby of mine.
I came across this idea several times, and I must say I really think it’s out of the world.
Jumping right in… what you do is that you print out these templates, then carefully stick your post-its on the boxes. Design whatever you would like on the template. Then just put the paper with the post-its back in the printer and reprint on top.
Voila, magical notes, mini-rubrics, exit slips, note to parents or anything else that comes to your fancy. Lately, I designed this little rubric for my young second-grade writers and told them to stick it on their assignments before submitting them.
So here is your free template. Just click: FREEStickyNoteTemplate
I thoroughly enjoyed using my abundant supply of post-its for this purpose in addition to the more common uses.
Hope this idea is as inspiring for you as it was for me.
I would love to see how other teachers have used this idea as well. Drop me a comment.