As we all know, organization is important for creating and maintaining a successful learning environment for students and a successful teaching environment for educators. However, finding the perfect tools for organization can be a little overwhelming, especially at the beginning of the school year. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of key products that will help with your classroom organization and make the transition to back-to-school easier for both you and your students.
1. Stay Organized With Teacher Planners
One solution for staying on schedule is using a customizable teacher plan book. Our teacher planners feature weekly, monthly, and yearly spreads, checklists to record attendance and/or homework completion, pages for detailed notes, and more—and they even come with motivational accent stickers to add more personalization. When in doubt, refer to your planner for a quick reference and feel confident in maintaining a smooth lesson-planning routine even when unexpected things come across your desk.
2. Classroom Organization Will Stick With Magnetic Labels and Numbers
Instantly add style to filing cabinets, whiteboards, doors, desks, or any other magnetic surface in the classroom with magnetic labels. Students will love the eye-catching designs of these labels, and their coated surfaces allow for an easy written change when needed. These versatile magnets not only can be used to enhance lessons on any topic, they also make a stylish statement in the classroom.
3. Keep Track of Paperwork, Homework, and More With Bulletin Boards
Bulletin boards allow you to share information with your students quickly and in an organized fashion. Your bulletin boards may include weekly updates and schedules, display classroom rules, set behavior expectations, and most importantly, reinforce essential lessons. Using a few, well-organized bulletin boards as opposed to just one allows you to aesthetically display information in a manner that’s easier for students to digest. Our vibrant bulletin boards are available in subjects, colors, seasons and more, and are the perfect way to present students with key information and visual references in the classroom!
One of the best visual references to display on a bulletin board is a calendar. Students will never miss an assignment or due date with these
free printable calendars that are both stylish and available in all months of the year. Each calendar features a seasonal theme and large blank spaces to write down multiple plans at a time. With the new year just around the corner, be sure to add these festive visual references to your bulletin board!
4. Keep Track of Paperwork, Homework, and More With File Folders
Organize that stack of papers on your desk with a simple file folder system. You can utilize a traditional filing cabinet or develop a portable file folder system that is easy to maintain. Use colorful labels and file folders to easily locate and identify your documents with ease.
At the end of each year, go through your file folders to determine what’s recyclable and what’s ready for the paper shredder. Give yourself a fresh start each school year by choosing plenty of new file folders for all of your student data, assignments, and other documents.
5. Multi-Purpose Pocket Charts Help Teach Students How to be Organized on Their Own
Pocket charts are great for teachers and students alike. Not only do they make excellent organizational tools, they are great for displaying classroom responsibilities, managing behaviors, and making learning displays that are more interactive and fun. In addition, pocket charts are great for storing name tags, pencils, erasers, glue sticks, markers, and more, as well as helping students develop their own organization and time management skills.
Are you interested in more tools for classroom organization? There are a number of
free resources that not only keep your learning space organized, but stylish and true to the theme of your classroom décor. Featuring printable desk name plates, classroom testing signs, and more, there is guaranteed to be a free printable that creates a healthy and organized learning environment!
Organization takes practice. However, with the right products and implementation, staying organized can become an easily maintainable habit in your teaching routine. Start with these five organization basics to build your classroom management confidence, and to encourage and foster strong organizational skills in your students, too!