In a fluid classroom environment, learning happens at an active pace. As students migrate through these environments, so do learning materials. With the shuffle of bodies, books, art supplies, worksheets, and iPads floating around, having an organization plan allows ideas and creativity to flow uninterrupted.
Online you can find all the obvious ways of organizing a classroom if you spend your vacation sifting through all those sites and finding the gems. Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. Here are a few excellent ideas teachers can adapt
1. Going Vertical
Instead of spreading equipment or tools out across surfaces horizontally, go vertical with a rolling cart with multiple shelves. Take some inspiration with the way these clever bloggers stocked their carts with tools and supplies. This provides easy access as well as space-saving options that are both functional and stylish. Click
2. Simple and Stackable
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Clear shelving units free up space for worksheets, allowing for easy collection or distribution while maintaining management
Opting for white containers is also a great way of storing class materials like books, technology equipment, and games, all while polishing the look of your education space and hiding those distracting but oddly satisfying fidget spinners.
3. Side Hustle
If classroom tools are occupying all your shelving and storage spaces, consider this cool and inexpensive organization hack from Maflingo. With a little cord, a screwdriver, and low-cost cups from IKEA, you can add storage right on your students’ desks and free up some of that surface area.
Consider moving your items out of view with these bad boys from MochiThings. These cleverly-designed pouches and wallets have pockets of varying sizes, maximizing the possibilities. With so many options, there’s a space for everything. These folders also provide a great way of storing tech components for students. DVDs, headphones, iPads, and charging cords can all be kept in one convenient place and, more importantly, pack up easily for the average kid and/or busy teacher.
Finally, this hack comes straight from Pinterest, the wonderful website robbing you of time but bestowing you with inspiration and creativity. Give your students control by creating a self-service station for those absent work
Organizing your classroom is challenging and takes time, but discovering strategies that work for you
What are your favorite resources for finding and modifying hacks?