I’m going to use my tip this week to plug a brand-new web service we’ve just launched for schools and parents and teachers: TeacherLists.com.
Basically, we’ve created one site to host all of the classroom supply lists (both school supply lists and teacher “wish lists”) that teachers have to create and parents have to find every year. It’s completely free, really quick, and simple, and we think it’s going to make life easier for everyone this year at back-to-school time and beyond. Easier for parents to find exactly the supply lists they need from all their kids’ teachers at just the right time. And easier for teachers to get the “extra” supplies they need (and too often have to pay for themselves) to make the classroom work. The really simple url is www.teacherlists.com.
Perhaps most important, we have some pretty great prizes and incentives for schools and PTOs and PTAs that get started with TeacherLists.com. The first 200 schools that get all their lists loaded and shared will win “super supply packs” with hundreds of dollars of free supplies and more. And every school and every teacher that gets started with TeacherLists.com will be eligible for one of hundreds of additional prizes and incentives that we’ll be giving away from April right through September.
Complete details on the giveaways are here: www.teacherlists.com/prizes.
We also have a School Kickoff Kit available for PTOs and PTAs that want to get TeacherLists.com going for their whole school. It has posters and flyers and lots more to help you get the word out to teachers and parents. You can order a kickoff kit at www.teacherlists.com/kit.
We believe that anything that makes the teacher-parent connection easier and stronger is a good thing and a great fit for PTOs and PTAs. Give the site a look — I’d love to hear what you think and any feedback you may have.