A couple of years ago, my daughter had one of those, once in a lifetime teachers – dedicated, caring and compassionate without being overbearing, focussed and best of all, she knew exactly how much push and pull was needed for each child to get them to really reach higher and reach for more. Within that one year of school, most of the class had advanced at least 2-3 grades worth of learning.
And just how did she do this? It was an amazement to watch, but she used a mind-boggling array of awards and rewards, working to a system that had the children raring to go and desiring to accomplish more. Not just were certificates and cuddly trophies in store, but in this all-girls school, where cute, one of a kind stationery was highly coveted, she knew exactly how to bribe them.
It was so easy to want to help her in any way that we could, but short of the usual gift cards and home baked goods, she rarely ever shared what she needed, now, if she had an Amazon Education wish-list…
Perfectly made for teachers to share their classroom needs and wants, the education wish list makes it a perfect way for teachers to ‘ask’ for help without actually asking.
What is Amazon School Lists?
Amazon School Lists is a convenient way for teachers to let parents know the necessary school supplies (e.g. paper, notebooks, pencils, markers, and other materials) their students will need for class during the upcoming school year. Parents can view and purchase supplies using the teacher’s list or suggested list by grade to save time and money on back-to-school shopping.
What are the benefits?
Amazon School Lists makes going back to school easier for parents and teachers. Teachers will have many more students prepared from the first day of school and throughout the year. Parents will know exactly which school supplies their child will need and will be able to purchase everything with one click; ultimately avoiding crowded stores by having the supplies shipped right to their door.
How do they work?
A teacher creates a student supply list for each class and publishes it to the Amazon School Lists website. He or she sends parents an email with a link to the list. Parents can view and shop directly from the list or print the list to take shopping.
How does this differ from Amazon Wish Lists?
The two types of Wish Lists are very similar. In fact, parents who view and save a School List will find it saved within their Wish Lists. They can shop from, add to, and share the list as they like, without changing the teacher’s original list.
That coupled with Amazon’s directory for Education Supplies for Teaching and learning, ranging from books to furniture to stationery – education and learning might never want for more.