Do you find yourself scrolling through Pinterest looking at all of the beautiful classrooms and amazing ideas and wish that you had the time and energy to make your class like that?
I know right…..how do they have the time to make their rooms look so stunning?
Look, you’re an amazing teacher and you’re doing your best….but teaching can be exhausting. That’s why I’ve put this article together….just for you!
I’ve pulled together all of my best classroom organization ideas and listed them below.
You’ll find DIY organization tips, tricks and ideas to help you get your classroom set up. There is design and displays inspiration as well as creating engaging learning spaces.
There are also ideas for developing management skills, using low-key responses and setting expectations and responsibilities.
Sit back, relax, grab your favorite bevy and let’s get inspired and ready to take action!
Behavior management strategies
It can be tough managing all the different behaviors in your classroom. I find that having a behavior management plan in place and using specific strategies can help with the management of the class. Whether you’re a first-year teacher, support teacher or an experienced teacher, I’m sharing 5 effective behavior management strategies that can help.
Does this sound familiar, you’re talking to your class about a particular concept and your students look back at you with blank looks on their faces or you ask a question and all is silent?
Then this is just the time to use a quick game to re-energize your students and get them ready for learning again. Whether you’re after a quick indoor game for the whole class or a brain break, I’m sharing my top six classroom games.
Here you’ll find tips to prevent behavior management problems and techniques to respond to inappropriate behaviors.
Need a little inspiration? I’ve compiled some brilliant education quotes and poems that will motivate you to build a better and more effective classroom.
Doesn’t every teacher dream of an efficient classroom where no problems occur and lessons run smoothly? Yes, I know probably not a reality, but I believe there are definitely strategies and processes that you can put in place to assist with the smooth running of your classroom. You’re probably already doing some of these classroom management tips and tricks or you are familiar with them. But, I hope you find some new ideas in this list to help you with your classroom management.
Make sure you pick up the Positive Language poster while you’re there.
Sometimes when you’re the teacher of a class it’s easy to get caught up in the day to day running of things and use your tried and tested strategies that have always worked.
But, what happens if something changes in the class, such as a new student arrives, and what you always did in the past no longer works? Provide some advice to a teacher who is struggling to assist a student that is presenting challenging behaviors. What recommendations can you make?
Classroom organization tips
Are you an organized person? Do have systems in place to help you stay organized in your class? Here you’ll find classroom organization tips.
Heading back to school continues to be a source of excitement and trepidation for all teachers, even more so for new teachers in their first couple of years of teaching. There are so many parts to think about, plan and organize. Sadly, many teachers begin the year stressed and tired even before that first day rolls around. Whether you’re an experienced teacher or a new teacher, you’re sure to find some helpful tips, activities, and ideas here.
Here you’ll find daily and weekly planners to help you get organized as well as different ideas to manage your various roles.
Oh my gosh, I can’t believe it, I have a job! But, they want me to start teaching on Monday….How am I going to organize everything and plan lessons so that I have something to teach next week??? Don’t stress or worry about being a first-year classroom teacher, I’m sharing some tips to help you avoid making mistakes most new teachers make.
I’ve been doing this teaching thing for a few years now and in that time I have had many varied roles. Along the way I’ve had lows, but also many highs…..and I’ve also learned a thing or two (or 100!). These are the top 100 things I’ve learned about being a teacher.
I’ve never been happy with the planners I’ve had, so I’m always looking for the new latest and greatest. And as I’m not teaching in a classroom anymore, my needs are also different. I have lots of meetings now, as well conducting consultations and tutoring, so now I’m after something that works for all of those parts of my day.
So I’ve compiled some of the best teacher planners that I’ve found. Some are great if you have a classroom role and others are better if you have a bit of a mixed role. No matter what your teaching looks like, I hope some of these planners help you out.
You’re busy. You teach, run a business, run your home. Maybe you take care of your kids or your parents or your dog. Between all that, you’re stretched pretty thin and wondering if you can juggle it all anymore. With the right plan, you can find flow in your busy life. Find out how to plan your week to set yourself up for success.
Are you good at managing your to-do list? Do you have a system in place for tackling all the things you need to do in a day?
If you answered yes to these questions, then that’s fantastic. But, if like me you do have a to-do list, but you have trouble with getting through the things on the list or you have too many things on the list, then you definitely need to read this article.
As a teacher, having good planning documents is a necessity. These enable you to consider all parts of your lessons; such as the types of questions you may want to ask, listing the resources you will need as well as document the type of assessment to be gathered.
Here you’ll find a free daily planning template to help you consider and document all parts of your lessons.
Are you after some innovative, new and fun teaching related items? Whether you’re a classroom teacher, specialist teacher, teacherpreneur, homeschooler or parent you’re sure to find some useful teacher resources and tools to help make your life that little bit easier.
Here are the 3 tools that I’ve been using so far this year to organize my life and to simplify things so that it’s easy for me to work out what I need to do.
You can use washi tape to decorate just about anything. Here are some more washi tape ideas.
I think at times it can be pretty tough being a teacher, there is much to think about and do. Here are 7 tools to help make your life as a teacher easier.
I’m forever looking for cool new ways to store and keep all of my teaching resources. I don’t know what it is…but I’m never quite satisfied and search for ways to make storing my stuff even better :-).
Store all of your teaching bits and bobs with some cool plastic storage drawers. There are so many uses for these drawers.
And the best way to take action….pick one idea and schedule it in your planner and just do it! If you have trouble sticking to a plan, start small. Take just one small idea and schedule it. Once you tick it off your list as ‘done’ come back here and tell us about it!