When creating a Clutter-Free learning environment, we need to purge, sell and donate anything and everything that is not essential to teaching our students. Borrowing from others is a great way to minimize clutter, to save money, and to provide students with a variety of resources. However, in order to establish a good reputation as a borrower and to be sure that you don’t lose track of your own valuable items that you lend to others, it’s important to develop an organized system for managing borrowed/lent materials. Read below to learn how!
This blog post will…
- offer lending and borrowing tips for curriculum resources
- suggest a helpful resource that will streamline your lending and borrowing system
Before We Begin…
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Lending and Borrowing Tips
- Create one specific place to list and track borrowed items. I recommend designated pages in an all-purpose teacher binder.
- Whenever you borrow or lend something be sure to immediately record it.
- Log in items when they are returned.
- Keep a running list of book titles that you borrow from the library. I like to keep two different lists. One of my school library and one for the public library. As an alternative, you could put a sheet protector into your binder and use it to slide in printed out lists from the library’s system.
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