Keeping yourself organized is one of the best things you can do to improve classroom management, in my opinion. I feel like I am constantly learning from other teachers. I accredit most of my organizational strategies to those amazing teachers out there who are always willing to open up their "school box" to a wandering teacher.
The following are strategies I use behind my desk to keep myself organized. The students do not have access to this area.
As you notice in my pictures, I label EVERYTHING. You never know when someone needs to find something in your room.
|If I could only take one thing away from my classroom, this would be it. For the past 3 years, I have saved every lesson plan, worksheet, and art project. Every week I add to my binders. The most valuable thing in my room!!!|
|I love to be prepared because you can never predict the next paper shortage or next time the printer will break. This is where I store up to 6 weeks worth of lesson plans and copies. |