Teachers are always on the go. Between lesson planning, grading papers, and preparing for the next day’s class, there is never a dull moment in the classroom. We take our jobs seriously because we want to give students an excellent education. One of the best ways that teachers can organize their classrooms is by creating a teaching station where they have everything they need within arm’s reach. This will save time and energy which leads to less stress!
Teachers can use these five tips when organizing their classroom:
1. Create a place for students to keep their belongings
Students are always on the go. With all of their belongings to transport, it’s important for them to have a place where they can store those things when they need or want. So why not invest in some lockers at your school? That way students will feel more comfortable and confident carrying their books around campus knowing that everything is secure thanks to you!
2. Label everything in the room so it’s easy for kids to find things
Kids can find things easily in the room with well-labeled items! For example, if a child needed to get their jacket from the closet they could quickly and without hesitation grab it since “Jacket” is written on one of the hangers. If you’re looking for your favorite book while reading this article, look around – do you see any books that say Book?
3. Make sure you have a spot for all your teaching materials
A well-organized desk is a key to a successful time in class. Take some time today and go through your drawers, closets, or shelves for anything that you might need when teaching such as pens/pencils and paperclips while cleaning out any clutter from these spaces so they are ready for use tomorrow morning.
4. Put up posters with classroom rules and routines
Poster campaigns are one of the most simple and effective ways to enforce good behavior, a positive environment in your classroom, or just plain ol’ discipline. A poster campaign is when you put up posters with clear images that show what’s not allowed as well as consequences for breaking rules (e.g., talking too much during work time). These can be posted on walls around campus so students see them constantly!
5. Use labels and dividers to organize papers in file folders
Paper organization is a tedious job that no one wants to do. To make this task easier, you can use labels and dividers for your files so they’ll be more organized. Dividers are great because they allow easy access to each individual folder without having the file slip out of place on top of everything else in your desk drawer or bookcase while still keeping papers together inside their designated folders!