I talked on Periscope a few weeks ago about what's in my teaching bag, but hadn't shared here on the blog...so I took a few photos as I was packing.
I start with my rolling tote bag (I bought it on Amazon).
How to Teach It class on Craftsy. I bought small plastic bags (the kind you would put toiletries in while traveling) and labeled them with the class name. I stick my swatches in there and anything else I might need (yarn & needles for a specific demo, for example). This has probably been the biggest time saver when packing to go teach. Just grab the kit or kits I need and go!
I have some permanent markers for paper and a few white board markers too. I'm always sure to double check that I've pulled the correct ones out before class (don't want those permanent markers on the white board).
Then there's the samples:
Next is the file folder:
Finally, there's the little things I keep in the inside zipper pocket of the tote bag:
I will also bring 1-2 large water bottles and put them in the side pockets of the tote bag. Hydration is key. Depending on my schedule and where I'm teaching, I might throw some snacks in the bag too (squeezable apple sauce, nuts and granola bars are my go-to teaching snacks).
Since buying a dedicated 'teaching bag' and having my little bag system, packing for any teaching event is a breeze!