As we enter the new calendar year, you’ll likely find yourself setting some personal goals like eating healthier, exercising more, or reducing stress. Don’t forget to make some resolutions about your career as well! One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions for teachers is to declutter and organize their classroom. Even if your goal isn’t specifically classroom organization, it likely relates to it. For example, if your resolution is to achieve a work life balance, having an organized classroom will help you do that. If you hope to enjoy teaching more, organizing your classroom will help you do it. The list goes on! Below are steps for how to organize a classroom at the start of a new calendar year. Check it out!
5 Steps for How to Organize a Classroom
Below are 5 steps for how to organize a classroom at the start of a new calendar year.
1. Complete the Classroom Cleanup Challenge
The first step for how to organize your classroom is to do this Classroom Cleanup Challenge. It is a simple 5 day challenge that takes 20 minutes per day. It will give you the jump start you need to start the new year on the right foot.
2. Download the Classroom Organization Course
This Classroom Organization Course for elementary teachers includes everything in the classroom organization guide plus videos that will walk you step-by-step through the decluttering and organizing process to get an organized and systematized classroom environment. This is a great option for visual and auditory learners who prefer a more structured approach.
3. Join the Clutter-Free Classroom Facebook Group
The third step for how to organize your classroom is to join the Clutter-Free Classroom Facebook Group. This community of thousands of teachers are eager to share ideas and answer your questions. This is a great resource as you tackle organizing your classroom.
4. Complete the Classroom Organization Course
This course was designed for you to work through the course in tandem with organizing your classroom. There are 7 sections of the course: welcome, preparation, decluttering, storage solutions, paper organization, organizing, and maintenance.
5. Maintain Organization Systems
During the course, you will establish systems for maintaining your organized classroom. The final step is to continue to implement these systems so that you can continue to have an organized learning environment for your students and a tidy working environment for yourself.
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