A year ago, I partnered with Staples to highlight its “Designed By Students” collection of school supplies. The classroom teacher in me got to geek-out in a TV studio sharing some of the genius ideas of middle schoolers to solve their every day school supply problems (and even better, I got to keep all the products, which I’ve been using and sharing with my nieces ever since).
These innovative products are still available, but for this back to school season, I’m here to emphasize a different aspect of what makes Staples such a wonderful place for teachers and students to shop for school supplies: it does “less” the best.
Less what? Less cost.
Do you see the photo at the top of this post? You can purchase every item in this picture for a grand total of about $20 – and that’s with the ear buds (something we can’t have enough of these days) accounting for about 1/3 of it. Black composition notebooks – which I use as my “Noticing Notebooks” – cost 50 cents! All of the other products are available for similarly astonishing prices.
Best of all, Staples loves teachers, and rewards them with a very generous Teacher Rewards program, which can earn rewards of 5-10% on everything a teacher purchases, and many other benefits, including free shipping.
Go to Staples or Staples.com, marvel in the innovations that middle school minds can create, and then pick up a basketful of the old classroom standbys for less than you might ever imagine.