Did you know the average teacher spends over $600 on supplies, decoration, and other things for the classroom every school year?
In the grand scheme of things, that doesn’t seem like that much money. But when was the last time you had a corporate job and you were asked to pay for interior decorating, pens, pencils, magazines and the tools you need to do your job? I’m guessing the answer is never.
How you react if your boss came up to you and said: “Your office isn’t inviting enough to clients, please go out and get some decorations”?
But teachers are expected to do this all the time. And you know what? We don’t really mind. I would much rather my students learn in a welcoming environment, with relevant books, and sharp pencils, than in an institutional room with white cinder block walls, and nothing to break up the monotony.