A Surprising Solution for a Smoother Cleanup

How often do you walk to the trash can at the end of the day to find balled-up paper towels lying on the floor? For some reason, all of our students think they are all-star basketball players. According to the floor, they certainly need some work perfecting their shot. Check out the video to discover a strategy that will actually make trash stay in the trash can. A little bit of leverage and consequence goes a long way!

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Abby Schukei

Abby Schukei, a middle school art educator and AOEU’s Social Media Manager, is a former AOEU Writer. She focuses on creating meaningful experiences for her students through technology integration, innovation, and creativity.

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