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General Organization Tips for Teachers

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Between setting up your classroom, creating lesson plans, creating and grading homework assignments, lecturing, answering emails, and, of course, getting to know all of your students, it can be very difficult to keep track of your life as a teacher. That’s only scratching the surface of what teachers need to do on a daily basis, and if you’re reading this as a public school teacher, well, we’re preaching to the choir.

Schoolthinks for Teachers

At Schoolthinks Classroom, we truly believe that teachers are some of the single most important players in the welfare of our country. No other profession is more integral to learning and shaping the education of future generations, and that’s why we’ve created a cloud-based learning management system for teachers that allows you to take care of business anytime, anywhere.

Whether you need to create lesson plans, schedule homework assignments, take attendance, or communicate with your students, it’s all possible through our teacher app. Check out these brief organization tips for teachers from our online learning specialists.

Color-Code Your Folders and Physical Organizers

Whatever content you have that’s not done through Schoolthinks Classroom should be kept well-organized, and a great way to do that is by using certain colors for certain areas of study. Labeling is also a simple way to make sure that you can find exactly what you’re looking for and avoid mixing up pieces of curricula that don’t go together.

Make a List and Set Your Intentions For the Next School Day

Whether it’s Monday afternoon right after class or the start of the weekend, you should always be prepared for the next class. This includes any of your todos like grading assignments or creating them, as well as scheduling anything that needs to be put on a calendar, such as meetings with parents.

This way, you can go home and relax (assuming that you’re caught up on grading assignments!) knowing that you’re set up for success for the next school day.

Streamline Your ClassroomUse Clear Containers For Storage

Cluttered desks and countertops can promote anxiety in the classroom, though maybe we’re a little bit particular about our organization. Our teacher app handles storage for all of your digital assets, but we still recommend keeping all of your physical teaching items in check via a clear storage container.

Wondering what’s inside of it? You won’t be because it’s clear.

Set Aside a “File Later” Area

In the heat of teaching, there often isn’t enough time to file or organize things on the spot. While you’re busy lecturing or answering a student’s question, keep your paperwork organized by dedicating a spot for it that you’ll eventually return to once class is over with. Your students win because you’re still giving them your undivided attention, and you win because you’ll still keep track of everything.

Let Schoolthinks Classroom Be Your Virtual TA

Always available for you, our software for teachers is a never-quitting workhorse that’s here to help make your job a little easier. Learn more about our teaching tools today.