Terry Heick is an Edutopia contributor and educator focused on social improvement through learning innovation. He is the Director of Curriculum for TeachThought and the Social Learning Facilitator for the Institute for Habits of Mind. We are happy to share his post:
According to a study by the National School Supply & Equipment Association, teachers spend an average of $356 out-of-pocket on school supplies and resources (NSSEA, 2011).
Fortunately, there are ways to reduce these costs. If you're in need of supplies and the school year is either looming or already begun, here are some ways you can save money while supplying your learning environment with the (stunningly wide) variety of items that are needed over the course of a semester or school year.