My Favorite Teaching Supplies

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I thought I should list out a list of both sales and my favorite items for an extra benefit to my regular and not-so-regular visitors.

The first few items here I have listed are some of my favorite items that I have used in class. Some of these I had and some of these I wish I had when my bargain version failed in class.

Bell for Classroom Attention

I’ve mentioned that bells are the best for controlling class. Other teachers that I worked with followed suit once they saw how well I was able to control the class with just the ring of a bell. I’ve listed them below from the economy up to the first-class level.


  • Overall Rank: 4 out of 5 Apples (Economy but functional)
  • Product Description: MROCO Big Call Bell
  • Best Price: Amazon
  • Product Specifications: 3.38-inch silver desk bell. This simple bell can cut through the din of conversation much better than you shouting, “Okay, switch to the next conversation partner!”



  • Overall Rank: 5 out of 5 Apples (Cool and unique)
  • Product Description: Energy Chime Three Tone Eastern Zenergy Chime Bell for Teachers’ Classroom Management
  • Best Price: Amazon
  • Product Specifications: three aluminum robs, fixed to a beech wood base, comes with a beechwood mallet. The clear chimes of this bell will cut through even the noisiest class.


  • Overall Rank: 5 out of 5 Apples (Super Cool First Class)
  • Product Description: Tibetan Singing Bowl Set
  • Best Price: Amazon
  • Product Specifications: Meditation Sound Bowl Hand Crafted in Nepal. Wow your students and get their attention with the soothing clear tones of this Tibetan Singing Bowl. Very Cool!!


Portable Bluetooth Speakers

Every teacher has had that moment when they had a whole lesson planned around some music or video that failed or was a disaster due to poor speakers that could barely be heard. Okay, maybe not every teacher, but if you are adopting some of my ideas on this site, you are going to need a good durable and dependable speaker that will be there for you when you need it in class. I’m going to list a few different levels of speakers and let you decide. The main thing is to have a backup source of power. You never know when plugs just won’t be available in class. (And always keep a full charge before class. I’ve been there)

These are some of Amazon’s top picks, and they fit the bill with durability and long-lasting batteries.


  • Overall Rank: 4 out of 5 Apples
  • Product Description: JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker – Black
  • Best Price: Amazon
  • Product Specifications: Built-in 3000mAh rechargeable li-ion battery Supports up to 12 hours of playtime, so you never have to worry about it going dead during class. Plus, it’s waterproof, so you don’t have to freak when your coffee gets spilled all over it.


  • Overall Rank: 4 out of 5 Apples
  • Product Description: DOSS SoundBox Touch Wireless Bluetooth V4.0 Portable Speaker with HD Sound and Bass
  • Best Price: Amazon
  • Product Specifications: 12H Playtime, Built-in Mic, Portable Wireless Speaker Compatible with Phone, Tablet, TV and Gift Ideas (Black)


  • Overall Rank: 5 out of 5 Apples
  • Product Description: OontZ Angle 3 (3rd Gen) – Bluetooth Portable Speaker, Louder Volume, Crystal Clear Stereo Sound, Rich Bass
  • Best Price: Amazon
  • Product Specifications: Rich Bass, 100 Foot Wireless Range, Microphone, IPX5, Bluetooth Speakers by Cambridge Sound Works (Black) LONGER BATTERY PLAYTIME UP TO 14 HOURS!

That’s All I Have… So Far!

Alas! Black Friday has gone but I’ll leave up some of my favorite supplies, still at awesome prices over at Amazon.


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