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7 Must-Have Work Friends for Teachers

Jill Hare | Teaching

#3: Copy Queen

Many schools have what I like to call a “Copy Queen.” They control how well and how fast requested copies of worksheets, tests and quizzes are made. If your lesson hinges on printed materials, then being friendly to the Copy Queen is a must.

Making the Copy Queen Your Friend

DO make your copy request official by using the proper paperwork and clearly writing how many copies, sides and collating are necessary.

DO use words like “please” and “thank you” even though you’re a busy teacher and in a hurry.

DO make your own copies after hours if it’s allowed.

DON’T wait to go over your required lesson materials until the day of the lesson.

DON’T copy busy work- it’s a waste of paper! Copy only paper materials if they are absolutely necessary and no substitute (like technology) will do.

Do you have more advice about the copy queen? Share below!

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