5 Tips for Disinfecting a Classroom

Give the Sharpener the Shaft

As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, so minimizing the opportunities for students to share germs beats spraying down the whole room with Lysol. Studies show that the community pencil sharpener is the dirtiest thing in a classroom, which means it needs to end up in the circular file. While classroom budgets don't typically allow for an endless supply of mechanical pencils and personal pencil sharpeners to hand out to students who forget theirs, a trip to the dollar store may be worth the out of pocket expense for teachers who are tired of using up their sick days.

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