to marking out where the holes will be punched out...
If you are short on time, you can always get these commercially available zippered binder cases. Even though the pictures shown below have classroom stationery and other stuff, think of having your flash cards and centers in them to go along with your lesson plans.
Click on any of the links below to download free teacher binder pages and school year calendars for your ring binders.
Get more free binder printables here!
Here's a tip I got from ChartChums. I'm not sure how they did it but it looks like they inverted a binder and slid the sloping back flap into a long reinforced sleeve that folds under to hold the end of the front flap in place (left picture below). This is a fabulous idea because I see Flip Chart Binders (the real deal) for a lot of money on Amazon. I'd rather pay six dollars for a strong ring binder that I can invert than to pay seventeen dollars for the custom made one.
These are my Ring Binder Tips for Classroom Use:
- Choose binders that are durable.
- Use binders that can be personalized with a title page inserted at the front with your name and class information and other information along the spine of the binder.
- Don't overcrowd your binder, choose a 2" or 3" ring binder for larger volumes of pages.
- Select a binder with inner pockets on the inside of the front and back.
- Know that binders are not limited to storing papers, they are also handy for keeping your stationery in one place.
I am sure that you already use some of these Ring Binder Tips for Classroom Use and if you want to share any ideas you like, please leave me a comment below this post. Happy teaching!