With summer already more than half over, teachers are gearing up for the next school year. According to a study by the National School Supply and Equipment Association, public school teachers in the United States spent more than $1.33 billion out of pocket on school supplies and instructional materials in the 2009-2010 school year. To help you reduce out-of-pocket expenses, we have assembled information on ways for teachers to obtain free and discounted items. These include STEM and other educational materials, product and service discounts, and magazine subscriptions.
This article provides a variety of resources for teachers to find free money and supplies. The list was prepared by Richard Byrne, an experienced classroom teacher, Google Certified Teacher, and professional development teacher.
The National Science Teachers Association provides a list of publications and products that are free for teachers and for the classroom. This extensive list is searchable by keyword and can be filtered to specify CD, DVD/Video, publications, kits, or other materials.
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Teachers can receive a free subscription to Yes! Magazine. This quarterly magazine, which is printed on 100% post-consumer waste, chlorine-free paper, lives up to its “Powerful Ideas, Practical Actions” mantra. It teaches you how to live green, and you can learn about climate heroes, forming a no-impact curriculum, and much more.
Subway is joining in the efforts to help children eat healthier and exercise more. Teachers can receive a free Subway Random Acts of Fitness for Kids Kit. Teachers must enter their school name when applying for this free educational guide.
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