Good classroom organization is a MUST for any successful teacher! No matter what organizational tools you are using to keep organized (book crates, teacher planner, student planner, filing systems, etc.) having a solid system in place can make or break your year. Throughout my time in the classroom, I developed a few key classroom organizational systems that I know will help you get your papers in order, and keep you and your students organized all year long!
1. EVERYTHING NEEDS A PLACE
You can use this handy form to create a plan to get your classroom organized the right way! Simply list the main items in your room that need a place and write down your plan for where they will go. Once you are done, put your list into action. Your room will look great in no time at all.
3. USE STUDENT BINDERS
Yes, binders are for students too. I love to have each of my students bring in a “Heavy-Duty” binder at the start of the school year. We then use dividers to organize it into subjects, as well as add a place for their homework, weekly student agenda, calendars, and lots of other helpful information I want them to have throughout the school year.
- When was the last time I used it?
- Can I find another one if I need it?