Last year, I decided to steal the idea of a foreign language teacher colleague who used a Dora the Explorer potty seat as her hall pass. When used a (new) Sesame Street potty pass last year, low and behold, it was never once lost. Some of my high school students were so embarrassed to carry it, they cut down on their visits to the restroom. A substitute told me about a school in another state she’d subbed at where each teacher had a unique hall pass. Mr. Puckett had a bucket, for example. She extolled the virtues of a system where it was easy to tell which teacher the student belonged to at a glance, even from far away.
I liked the idea so much that I had to continue it in my new department, Business Information Technology. After some research, I came across a pin by another Business teacher. I decided to put my own spin on it with the help of some floppy disks I discovered while decluttering at my husband’s business this summer. I covered the old faded labels of the disks and wrote the required hall pass info on them. I found this idea a few months ago. Therefore, I saved lanyards from the various tech conferences I went to this summer. This project cost me a grand total of $0.