If you are feeling overwhelmed with your classroom or are trying to figure out how to be an organized teacher, then the classroom organization challenge is for you! In this post I break down why classroom organization is important and how you can join on this free 5 day classroom organization challenge.
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Classroom organization is a big, overwhelming, and daunting task.
When we think classroom organization you might think about things like:
- Pinterest Perfect classrooms
- Insta accounts that show the cleanest, whitest, most clutter-free classrooms
- Other teachers who have it together “more than you”
Organizing does not mean perfection.
What are the benefits of an organized classroom?
Clearly I think organized classrooms are important. But why?
Here are a few reasons I came up with. Although, I am sure there are many more!
- You are more efficient
- Less time wasted looking for things
- Minimizes stress
- Gives students responsibility
- Helps guest teachers and student teachers in your classroom
- You feel more positive
- Less visual clutter = less mental clutter
- Reduces stimulation for students who are have sensory processing disorders
I break these down more in the podcast if you want to listen to me explain them a bit more. But all of these reasons are things I have seen true in my own life as well as teachers that I work with.
5 Day Classroom Organization Challenge
I created an organization “challenge” to guide you through organizing different areas of your room
The goal of the challenge is not to have your room from hot mess express to organized perfection in 5 days- that’s impossible!
Sometimes we just need a start to give us the motivation. That’s what this challenge is intended for. You won’t organize your entire classroom and walk into a brand new classroom in just five days.
But you will get started on organizing five key areas in your classroom.
Here is what we will cover:
- Organizing your teacher desk
- Creating paper routines for your student papers
- Best practices for organizing classroom cabinets
- How to handle student papers
- Steps to organize your small-group teaching area
All it takes is 20 minutes a day for 5 days.
When you sign up here is what you get:
- An email from me for 5 days
- A quick intro about what area to focus on that day
- 5-6 action steps (remember, this is not to make it perfect, but just to start the process)
- Additional resources and ideas to help you along the way
- Downloadable checklist to help you finish out the process after the five days are over
The idea is that you get the email each day, take 2-3 minutes to read it (which, please know this was really hard for me because I am a talker!)
Then, after reading, set timer for 20 minutes or so and just work on that one thing.
After those 20 minutes are up…you walk away from it! When you set your mind to something for even a time as short as 20 minutes, it’s surprising all that you can get done
The challenge is free. It’s my little gift to you. I know you are working hard and I know as teachers we want what is best for our kids. And if you think organizing and creating a clean, clutter free space, is a priority for you (but maybe not your favorite, or something that comes easily, then I want to help you!)
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Until next time,