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How to Make Your Classroom Website without Bleeding Cash

How to Make Your Classroom Website without Bleeding Cash

You can run an all-out technology-based classroom as a broke teacher... even if you don't have computers or Chromebooks. All you need is a classroom website. Why a website? Websites are where our kids are used to getting information.  That's where we go to first....

WordSwag Makes Your Quotes Look Inspired

WordSwag Makes Your Quotes Look Inspired

What's does this Broke Teacher love about WordSwag? Not all teachers are graphic designers.  That's okay now with WordSwag, an inexpensive typography generator for your phone. There's a reason designers mix and match font--for the price of a graphic design degree you...

The Best Places for Stealing Pencils and Pens

The Best Places for Stealing Pencils and Pens

Out of pencils and pens again? Me too. Our official position at BrokeTeacher.com is that you should not spend your paycheck on your job.  That includes buying a million pencils.  You should pay down your debt instead.  Nothing'll take you down faster than pens and...

The Wrong Box of Tissues

The Wrong Box of Tissues

"You got any more tissues?" "There's a box on of tissues on my desk." "It's empty." "I just brought it yesterday." "It's empty." That's because there's a clump of tissues on the floor, a clump by the microwave, and a clump on a desk. Believe it or not, there is a...

Need Books?  Make Friends with the Librarian

Need Books? Make Friends with the Librarian

Are you a broke teacher with a sad classroom library?  Make friends with the librarian. Every year, I restocked my classroom library, going to bookstores, looking for used books on Amazon, and spending up a storm.  I always lost a ton of books--the best books walk...

Throw that $hi# Out!:  Toss Your Clutter Now!

Throw that $hi# Out!: Toss Your Clutter Now!

Teachers are hoarders. You've got clutter.  Teachers: you've got to throw that $hi# out.  Now!  It's life-changing.  It's simple. I get obsessed about decluttering from time to time.  I started decluttering at home a long time ago, but it never carried over to school....

Stop Spending Money on Your Class!

Stop Spending Money on Your Class!

Are you spending too much on your classroom? Experts say teachers spend around $500 per year on their classroom, but many teachers spend far more than that.  Teachers are spending more than the couple hundred dollars the IRS allows us to deduct, which is far more than...