SOUTH BRONX SCHOOL: Back to School Supplies for Teachers

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Back to School Supplies for Teachers

The beginning of the school year is almost here. Students and their parents are hitting Staples and Target to stock up the supplies that are on their lists. Teachers too are hitting the teacher supply stores as well.

But teachers need more than the markers, bulletin board parer, boarders, chart paper, maps, charts, etc.. for their classrooms and to be effective teachers. In this day and age of "gotcha," teachers need much more.

For the first time ever in the history of education, we here at SBSB, led by the Crack Team are publishing what teachers really need to prevent those "gotcha" moments.

First on the list is the ever ubiquitous yellow legal pad, only $1.99 for a three pack at Staples. This legal pad and an accompanying  ball point pens, only $7.99/dz,  will provide you with countless fun to take down notes with any administrator of your choosing while being lambasted and/or threatened.

Next up, for those that are more high tech and wish to leave no doubt at who is doing the "gotcha, the Crack Team recommends the Livescribe 4 GB Pulse Smartpen through Amazon for the low price of $113.09. With over 400 hours of recording time and a USB connection to your PC or Mac, have countless hours of fun recording and listening to those "gotcha" moments. Remember, in New York State it is legal to record a conversation as long as one of the participants gives permission (that being you!).

The next product comes with the official Crack Team seal of approval. For those that are just not satisfied with an audio recording, but rather would wish for a video recording as well, we recommend the Veho VCC-003-MUVI-BLK MUVI Micro digital camcorder for Action Sports/Surveillance for only $42.93 on Amazon. Yes, this little darling will be the belle of the ball in your attorney's office as you go back over your observation and see all the lies that were created about your lesson. Best thing is that this device is voice activated!

But, don't wait to retain the lawyer, starting at only $180/hr.

But don't count on the UFT. It has SOLD OUT.


Anonymous said...

David Pakter told teachers many times of the importance of making secret recordings of observed lessons and of conversations, meetings, and conferences with administrators.

He used to tell the teachers, "It's your job. Protect it!"

I prefer the Sony IC recorder for making audio recordings. It easily fits into a shirt or t-shirt pocket, records conversations with crystal clarity, and runs all school day on two AAA batteries at the highest sound quality setting.

I changed the batteries each night so that I would start the next school day with fresh batteries. I had a high battery bill at the end of the school year, but it was well worth it!

Secret recordings are a teacher's best friend against unscrupulous, hostile administrators.

NYC ATR said...

Priceless: one really thick skin, to repel insults from students, parents, and administrators.