A good quality bag is a necessity for every teacher. It carries our laptops, papers to grade, lunches, and other things we need to survive the day. The best teacher bags will keep us organized and last many school years.
The Best Teacher Bags
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#1 – DTBG Laptop Tote Bag
This bag might be perfect for you if you want a fashionable teacher bag. It has plenty of space for your laptop and lots of pockets to store everything else you need. There is also room for papers you need to take home.
However, it looks like a purse, and you can put everything you need in it. That way, you don’t have to carry two separate bags.
#2 – Vera Bradley Tote
This is the bag I’m currently using for school. I’ve tried lots of different ones, and this one has definitely lasted longer than most of them. I’ve had it for two years now, and I’m planning to use it next year as well.
One of the great things about this bag is that it comes in so many different colors and patterns. Everyone can find one they love.
There is also plenty of space for your computer and other teaching essentials.
#3 – YALUXE Women’s Oxford Nylon Large Capacity Work Tote
This bag is stylish and large enough to carry everything you need to take home from school. The top zippers so the contents stay safe. It is also waterproof, so even if it’s a rainy day, everything will stay dry.
There is also a detachable wristlet inside that is perfect for holding your ID card, keys, and money.
#4 – Veegul Wide Open Multipurpose School Backpack
Those school bags can get really heavy, so a backpack can help to spread the weight. The Veegul Wide Open Multipurpose School Backpack has tons of space and can be carried on your back or by the top straps.
There are exterior pockets for water bottles and things you want to access easily. The large section zippers to keep everything inside safe.
#5 – Mollie Ollie Mimmo Caddy
This caddy is the perfect way to organize all your teaching supplies! The large section can be divided into 3 smaller sections with a removable divider. It’s perfect for holding your books, papers to grade, and manipulatives. The outside pockets will store your pens, pencils, and post-its. There is even a zipper section to keep your favorite items safe.
You can easily move this bag from one place in your classroom to another. It can hold all your materials for guided reading groups and conferences. You can also use it to transport supplies between school and home.
#6 – Office Depot Mobile Folding Cart with Lid
Ok, this one isn’t really a bag. However, it’s a great alternative if you have back problems or don’t want to carry a bag.
This folding cart can carry all of your school supplies, and you can pull it into your building. I love that it even has a lid in case it’s raining!
The only problem I can see with this option is if your classroom is upstairs like mine. I would either have to try to carry it up the steps or use the elevator every day. However, if you have a first floor classroom, this could be a great option for you!
My ultimate goal is to ditch my teacher bag and get everything done during the school day. I have found some ways to reduce the number of papers I take home to grade. However, I still end up toting things back and forth between my classroom and my house, so I guess I’m stuck with a teacher bag for now. It’s really not so bad, since I can find options like these that are fashionable and great for organization.
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What Do You Think?
What type of teacher bag do you use?
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Love the collection of bags you included. Years ago I used a wonderful folding cart similar to the one pictured above. It became my best friend. One Friday I had it filled with work to take home for the weekend. While lifting it into my car, I turned to say something to a colleague. I ended up pulling something in my left shoulder that took months to heal. It was so bad I had to stop my harp lessons! That was my motivator to become organized enough that I almost never toted anything home again. Thanks for a fun article!
Tara Dusko says
Hi Nancy! I’m so glad you enjoyed this post! It’s crazy how heavy our bags can get when we’re taking work home! I also stopped taking things home because I started having back pain from the weight of my bag. Now, I just use it to carry my computer and my lunch box.