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A 20 yo female teacher in trainings EDC

Discussion in 'Show us pics of your EDC!' started by Nim, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. Nim

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    Hey guys,

    I live with my sister in law, who is 20 and in her last year of training to be a teacher. She spilt soup in her handbag today and took the entire contents out and put it on the bench so I took the opportunity to snap a pic of her EDC

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    Purse (the big pink thing) contains paying for stuff type cards, lip gloss, a few fragrance test cards, and lots of loyalty cards, and a lucky coin.

    I've already had her up for no knife no light, and the odd rubber things on all her keys :)
     
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  2. Mumbojumboo
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    No pencils. How odd.
     
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    Well, finally an EDC that we can start from scratch. I throw in a pink SAK Classic. :D

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    As a teacher, I can see why she wouldn't want the knife.

    Although a flashlight is still a good idea. :D

    I imagine once she becomes a full-fledged teacher, she'll find herself carrying more than she needs at the moment.
     
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    Teacher?
    Where is the cattle prod?
    :D
     
  7. Valerian

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    Did you ask her permission to post a pic of her belongings for everyone to see?
     
  8. Nim

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    Yes, she is watching the thread with much interest.

    She would like to point out that she doesn't need a light as she has a phone, but I'm not sure it's got an LED, she might just mean using the glow from the screen.

    She would also like to mention the huge rubber things on her keys are cupcakes, which apparently makes them awesome.
     
  9. enki_ck

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    +1

    You should see the things I schlep with me each day. Text markers, magnets, board game figures and dice, chalk in different colors, white board markers (they always dry out), band aids and tweezers, scissors (normal sized ones and a LM Style CS for backup), glue stick, ... :frantic:
     
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    I see what might be painkillers... I imagine they are one of the most useful things to a teacher! :D
     
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    I would think a decent small led light would be good to have for a teacher. I'm sure there is a generator that has some emergency lighting for when the power goes out, but still, I'm sure it would come in handy at some point.
     
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    Given the current political environment, any kind of knife would likely be frowned upon. However, some version of an Atwood-type pocket tool or a non-bladed, small Letherman might be useful. My mother was a teacher and, like has already been said, ended up carrying the kitchen sink, and a few other things with her every day! ;)
     
  13. GRH

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    Pens and paper.

    I always seem to have all sorts of pens in different colours on me at all times. And if I don't have a notebook, I just end up using my hand as a notepad.

    A pencil is good for helping kids with math.

    HAND SANITIZER!!!

    And finally some sort of pliers. I am forever fixing things, removing staples from things (including students) and helping students with projects. Luckily I teach in a small town where many of the kids have knives, so I can get away with a multitool! :)
     
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    I teach 8th grade. I always carry:

    Knife (you open a lot of boxes/paper sheafs in a day)
    Flashlight (kids constantly drop stuff, usually yours)
    A nice black pen
    A disposable red pen
    Pencils
    A sharpener (in bag)
    A usb drive (in bag)
    Band-aids
    Pain reliever
    Spare set of glasses (once got hugged so aggressively, my main set in breast pocket got snapped in half)
    Breath mints (I am a coffee drinker)
    Post-it notes
    Ipod (in bag; comes back and forth to home for jogging, to school for classroom music in a docking station)

    I need to get:
    Re-useable toothpick in fob
    Mini pry-bar (for staple removal)
     
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    Bad idea. Badbadbadbad idea. Whether she means the glow from her phone, or a "flashlight app", it's still a bad idea.

    Your phone is your primary, and possibly only, means of communication - you don't want to waste the charge on that for light unless you had absolutely no other choice.

    In comparison, you can get a keychain flashlight for $20 that will put the same amount of light on a AA or even AAA battery for hours. And these "keychain lights" aren't much bigger than the batteries themselves, so they won't take up an absurd amount of real estate in your (her) purse.

    Maybe a present for when she graduates to full teacher-dom?
     
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    hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes - kids are germy.

    you should get a light.. don't want to depend on something that runs down its Battery all day
     
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    I was thinking about a pack of baby wipes, but I suspect she'd keep a box in the classroom.
     
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    Tissues. I forgot about the tissues.
     
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    A phone is not a light just like a screwdriver is not a coffee cup. Flashlights are so cheap and small these days, there's no reason not to have one. You can't hold a phone in your teeth or armpit while you fiddle with a lock, or in her case cupcake, LOL! I can understand no knife if that's how she rolls given schools these days but something more effective than a muffin to open boxes and packages with might be handy.
     
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    +1 on having a dedicated light. The average school is usually a run-down building that is a handful of years away from being condemned. Electrical systems nowhere near optimum.
     
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