These Classroom Setup Photos Are Proof Teachers Should Be Paid More

Seriously, everybody gets a raise.

Classroom Setup Photos That Prove Teachers Should Be Paid More

While the public perception is that teachers have it nice and easy over the summer, we know the truth. Teachers spend a lot of their so-called “summers off” lugging boxes, planning lessons, and prepping their rooms for next year. If these classroom setup photos aren’t proof that teachers should be paid more, I don’t know what is.

Teachers should be paid more because…


They spend hours rearranging desks during their time off.

Trying to find the right desk configuration is stressing me out!! The triangle tables aren't helping much. Any suggestions??

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They don’t get paid to laminate things, but they do it anyway.


While you’re at the beach, they’re writing the same 30 names on literally everything.


And we can’t forget the labels. So many labels.


They drive to every Dollar Spot in town to get 20 matching bins.


They cover up ugly filing cabinets to make their classrooms nicer places to be.


They’re more or less Pinterest queens.


With a touch of Chip and Joanna Gaines.


We should pay teachers more because they enlist their family members in setting up their classrooms.


And because they raid sales for their students.


They literally set up pretend campfires in their classrooms.

Ohmyholyhannah, y'all. EASILY my {favorite} space in my classroom ••• I thought about this little nook for months! I wanted my kiddos to enjoy this dramatic play center, but also wanted it to function in a way that contributed to my teaching & learning beliefs. I plan to do SO MUCH with this campsite throughout the school year. ?⛺️?? I will incorporate different motivators/activities that implement meaningful, hands-on experiences that will help each child grow physically, socially, emotionally, and cognitively. Stay tuned to see what's coming up next here @ CAMP KINDER with Miss Angewaaaaaa ❤️???↠ • • • • • #teachersofinstagram #teachersofig #teacherlife #teachersfollowteachers #teachersfollowingteachers #campingclassroom #campkindergarten #dramaticplay #dramaticplayarea #dramaticplaycenter #classroomdecor #classroomsetup #classroomsetup2017 #classroomreveal #backtoschool #backtoschool2017 #kindergartenteacher #kindergarten #iteachk #iteachtoo #tpt #teacherspayteachers #tptpickme

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And they deal with this chaos year after year.


This kind of handwriting takes work.


And this much flair takes moolah.


Basically, we should pay teachers more because they know the magic of a #beforeandafter…


And most of them are paying for it out of their own pockets.



These Classroom Setup Photos Prove We Should Be Paying Teachers More

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Posted by Hannah Hudson

Hannah Hudson is the editorial director of WeAreTeachers. You can follow her on Twitter at @hannahthudson or on Facebook here. Email her at

One Comment

  1. You have captured the story of my life! I can get into my classroom for the first time tomorrow. My hallway is stacked with supplies I have purchased on sale. Every year at the check-out counter someone in line says… “You get reimbursed for all of that, right?”

    I am currently working on several projects to post to DonorsChoose in hopes of getting more for my students that I just cannot afford (classroom library books, Time for Kids subscriptions, and a science STEM station for exploration). I guess I just wish every student could have everything possible in order to spark a love for learning.

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