What a great idea for conferences~! This teacher makes a board of some handouts perfect for practicing at home, because so many times the parents want to help but aren't sure how (or don't have the materials). Brilliant!
All teachers have their time savers, but this one is the most amazing ever! Last year, this teacher put everything they did that week in a labeled folder- tests, projects, the readings, vocab-everything. This year, she simply grabs the folder, tweak the lessons a little, and she's done. It saves student samples in here as well. She also puts a copy of her old lesson plans to make planning easier.