Classroom Organisation Made Easy with Teacher Rubber Stamps

Classroom Organisation Made Easy with Teacher Rubber Stamps

 

Teacher stamps are greatly useful and efficient for doing different marking jobs in your classroom.

The teaching profession is one of the most challenging, not to mention exhausting job, there is. Because your children are unique, you have to look after different faces and different personalities every single day. You need to be ready and equipped with the essential tools such as teacher stamps to manage your homeroom or classroom. Teachers work almost all day every day, giving your best of best abilities to instil knowledge and learnings to your students.

With all these classroom management tasks, we imagine teachers to be well-organised and productive. Thankfully, organisation and productivity are made trouble-free when you have tools, like teacher rubber stamps! They are fun, handy and your students will love it. If you still don’t have a rubber stamp for your classroom chores, you might want to consider buying one. Teacher stamps are greatly useful and efficient for doing different marking jobs in your classroom. You can use it several times, they are durable and can save you from the hassle of doing things over and over again, such as putting a “GOOD JOB!” mark on assignments or other further remarks. Here are other ways you can take advantage of teacher stamps for managing your classroom:

 

Sending messages or remarks to parents/guardians

Stamps can be customised to contain short and uniform messages you can use to ask for a parents signature or tell them of a missed homework or project. Or simply a template you can stamp on your student’s papers and books and fill out later on.

two hands on ablank piece of paper the other hand holding the pen

 

 

Motivating your students

There are a wide variety of motivational stamps that teachers can use to mark homework, quizzes and activities. Teachers stamps can contain fun images, shapes and letterings like “Keep up the Good Work” and other constructive feedbacks. This can help motivate students to do better next time and keep up the good work.

one woman and 3 kids sitting each other in a table

 

Put in post-it stamps for Reminders

 

If you are a teacher, your day surely includes repetitively reminding your students about tasks, being quiet and returning things to their proper places. With stamps, you can easily mark post-its and place it strategically around your classroom, to serve as little reminders for your students. You can also use post-its to organise your books and paper stacks.

5 papers of various colored sticky notes

Prevent cramps

One of the most tiring things that teachers do is checking and marking a pile of artworks, homework and seatwork. It’s tedious and exhausting. Fret no more! You can use rubber stamps and save yourself from having cramps from doing the tedious job of marking papers again and again. Now you can do these tasks fast and fun. Why write when you can stamp?

Keep your things

Books and other learning materials are always a part of your classroom. Teachers are always borrowing books from each other, and there are times when you need to let your students bring it home. And it’s utterly frustrating to see your classroom drained by all the unreturned books. And parents are also caught up with guessing who owns the book their kids have brought home and end up not bothering to return it. You can use rubber stamps to put your name in your books and other learning materials so that students and other teachers can quickly return it to you.

A pile of different 5 thick books

 

 

To-do lists

It’s always a long day in the classroom, and you can always start it off by making a to-do list. This may include your tasks and goals (daily, weekly or monthly) or you can also involve your class and start listing the things that everyone needs to do before the day ends. Throughout the day, tick off the lists all the accomplished tasks one by one with your custom rubber stamps.

a paper with a written text " To-Do-List"

 

 

 

Keep the kids busy

Stamps are your best friend when it comes to keeping your kids busy inside the classroom. Self-inking stamps are great to play with or make artworks with because there will be no ink pads to get messy. It’s better to use washable inks if you are considering putting stamps to the craft and play centre of your classroom.

Red Colored Pencil handled by a kid writing on a piece of band paper

 

 

Giving feedbacks and reflections

 

Because stamps are incredibly customisable, you can choose to put feedback templates and reflections so you won’t have to write the same things over and over again.

Blue Shirt person writing on a blank piece of paper

 

Other useful classroom organisational tips:

  • Store your materials in clear containers and make sure to label everything. This makes everything pleasing to the eyes and more accessible to find for both your and the kids in the classroom.
  • Put your decorations in one container. You can make DIY giant folders by folding large, coloured papers and stapling it on the sides. This way, you can put your decorations together in one bin for easier sorting.
  • Always have an icebreaker in store for the kids. There are times when you can’t get a hold of everyone, and it seems to be a great day for everybody to slack. You can always use an icebreaker to perk everybody’s attention.
  • A creative and engaging lesson is always a great help. Since kids are notoriously known for having short attention spans, teaching and classes might cause them to get bored and start walking around creating a snowball effect of chaos. Creative, engaging and playful lessons are ways to prevent this from happening.
  • Use hand signals and gestures for the class. When your kids are starting to move around and get noisy, it’s useful to use hand signals and direct eye contact to tell them that they are misbehaving. You can also use routines for your class to follow like flickering the lights to signal that they need to submit their works or other activities.

 

Conclusion

Teaching is indeed one of the noblest professions. It’s fun, but sometimes it can be tiring. As teachers, you can always use a handful of ideas and tricks to simplify your everyday routines. Dealing with students is not an easy task, but you can still make other tasks simpler, for both you and your kids in the class.

 

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A Collective Guide To Self-Inking Stamps

A Collective Guide To Self-Inking Stamps

Self-inking stamps can cater a lot of your stamping needs.

They are cheap, versatile and easy to use and carry around. May it is business/office, personal or creative uses, self-inking stamps can always come in handy. But, self-inking stamps, like all other things, need care and love, too. You need to take care of your stamps so they can last and to do their job correctly as long as you want them to.

Self-inking stamps are stamps that have ink pads within so a separate ink pad is not needed. It is efficient and light-weight. If you are looking for crisp and clear labels and refillable features, self-inking stamps are the perfect items for you. It’s a practical innovation, but still meets the requirements of a trust-worthy stamping buddy. Common self-inking stamps only come in basic colours (black/blue), but some manufacturers offer different colours of ink, depending on your preferences.

About Self-Inking Stamps

Colop red Self inking stamps

There are three major parts in self-inking stamps: the actual stamp, the ink pad and the stamp frame that holds the parts together. These kinds of stamps are usually of plastic material, usually a couple of inches in height and two or three inches wide. The text in the stamp can be seen labelled at the top of the stamp, indicating its contents and position of use.

When using self-inking stamps, there is a specific motion that must be done to complete the stamping process. A slight pressure applied to the stamp pushes the handle, inking the rubber stamp inside and transferring the image/writings on the stamp onto the paper.

Rubber self-inking stamps are recyclable. When you need to change the data in the stamp, it will only require a new rubber die. Self-inking stamps are durable and you can use them hundreds or even thousands of time before the ink runs out. Signatures, addresses, contact information and much other information, can be put in the stamp to create the impression you need.

Self-inking Stamp Tips

Re-inking the pads:

Self-inking stamps are mostly refillable, and there will be a time when you need to refill it because the images/letters might not be clear and crisp anymore. Follow these steps to easily re-ink your ink pads:

  1. Before replacing the ink pads, make sure the area where you are going to change your pads, is protected. You can lay a parchment paper or old/used papers to protect your tabletop from stains.

Yellow Piece of Cloth for Rubber Stamps

2. Hold the stamp and push the two buttons at the side of the stamp until you hear a soft click. And pull the edge of the stamping pad to remove it from the stamp case.

3. Put the pad, ink-side-up, on the table. Remember to use to proper ink for your self-inking stamps (mostly according to its model), to avoid doing damages to your stamp.

4. Re-ink the pad with 3-5 drops of ink. Then, allow the ink to absorb into the pad before putting the pad back to the stamp.

Black Piece of Stamp Pad for rubber stamps

5. Put back the stamp pad to the stamp, ink-side down. You can continue stamping with ease.

Replacing ink pads:

Though most self-inking pads are refillable, time will come that you might need to replace your ink pads. Here are the easy steps to follow:

    1. Make sure to secure your working surface from any possible stains that are caused by changing your ink pads. You can use parchment paper or used/recycled papers to protect the surface
    2. Push the stamp with a little pressure until you hear a clicking sound. This indicates that the stamp is open and you can now pull the ink pads out.
    3. Remove the ink pads from the stamp and place it on the table ink-side up.
    4. Replace it with a newer ink pad and insert it into the stamp.
    5. Press lightly on to paper and achieve a newer and clearer image from your stamp.

Other self-inking stamps care tips to follow:

Again, your stamps, like all other things, need love, too. Here are a few other tips to remember in taking care of your stamps:

  1. Do not mix inks with different ink formulas. Each stamp comes with a designated ink, compatible for its model and type. Using inks not suited for your stamp might damage it and your stamped documents, too. We don’t want that happening, do we?

thrree mini glass bottles of ink for rubber stamps

    1. Only refill your ink pads with the same colour of ink you are already using.
    2. Do not oversaturate your ink pads. When refilling ink, gradually add ink to the pad and wait for it to absorb. If more ink is needed, add it little by little. If a pool of ink is forming, you can blot it with a paper towel and proceed to use your stamp.
    3. Do not use a stencil and quick dry inks for your stamps. These stamps are usually without cover, so quick dry inks are inappropriate.
    4. Do not slam or apply sudden and intense pressure to your stamps. It might break or damage your self-inking stamp, and you might be left with a pile of documents to sign and label.
    5. Dust and dirt might collect in your self-inking stamp over time. When this happens, blot the rubber due to a paper and with Scotch tape, press and lift it to the rubber die to remove the dust and lint. Repeat if necessary.
  1. Store your stamps in dry place. It is also advisable to keep it in a ziplock if not in use, to avoid the ink from drying up.

Colorized Ziplock with zigzag lines

Conclusion

Self-inking stamps are gaining popularity in different industries due to its versatility and user-friendliness. It is customisable, light-weight and relatively cost-friendly. You can decide what information to put, what font to appear and what size you need. You can opt for this type of stamps to save time, space and effort in writing necessary information for your documents. Not only are these stamps used in the office. It can be used creatively to stamp logos for products and cards for all occasions. Keep in mind that you need to take care of your stamps to extend their life and continue to be at your service.

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