Teachers play a very important role in the lives of families and their children. Each educator is critical to students’ ability to learn, grow, and become productive citizens in the future.
This usually means they are left with little time to worry about keeping their classrooms clean and organized. That’s where we come in!
Check out these organization tips that will help keep you focused on educating!
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One of the most common areas of disorganization is in file cabinets. It can be easy to think “out of sight, out of mind” when it comes to papers, but organizing them can make a world of difference.
Start by downsizing and purging files and papers you no longer need. Then use colored file folders to group similar subjects together.
Transport your Paperwork.
This is particularly crucial if you must move from classroom to classroom or if you take papers home to grade. Use a portable file box that is easy to carry or place atop a small cart to keep yourself well organized, and to avoid losing any important papers for distribution and grading.
The Importance of Labeling.
Be absolutely certain that you are labeling each of your folders that contain student work, assignments, rubrics, etc. Remember to use stickers for labeling the assignment by title and class period. As a result, you’ll be able to locate papers quickly and accurately.
Create a Sub Container.
While this tip falls under labeling, it is so important that it deserves additional attention. Having a folder or tub with emergency sub plans and other documents that would be important in your absence can really provide peace of mind.
Designate a Specific Time to File and/or Clean Up.
Set aside a certain amount of time each day or week when you will file papers and/or dispose of unneeded packets and documents. Be certain to clean up your counter space to ensure that students will be able to easily find and use the stapler, three-hole punch, etc.
Enlist Students’ Help to Ensure a Clutter-Free Classroom.
Take a few minutes before the end of each class period and have your students to clean up their areas. This will enable the students to become self-managing with regard to classroom organization and procedures. You may even want to appoint one or two students leaders each week.
Supreme Lending strongly believes in and supports education, and its Educator Mortgage initiative helps educators (and their families) to find the home of their dreams and a reassuring quality of life.
If you are an educator, Click here for more information on how you could save money on Closing Costs1 and Real Estate Agent Fees2 all while donating money to your favorite school program3!
1 The Educator Mortgage Program through Supreme Lending entitles the borrower to a closing cost credit equal to .20% of the funded loan amount up to the lesser of $800 or total closing cost amount. The credit applies to all loan products other than Bond Programs, which are not eligible under the Educator Mortgage Program. The lender credit will be reflected on the Closing Disclosure. No part of Lender Credit can apply to or offset down payment. Special incentive program subject to change without notice. This offer not valid with any other incentives or discounts.
2 The Educator Mortgage Program through Supreme Lending entitles the eligible home buyer and/or seller to a credit against real estate fees equal to .20% of the loan amount up to a maximum of $800. Subject to Real Estate Agent participation. Supreme Lending will make best efforts to identify a participating Real Estate Agent but does not guarantee Real Estate Agent participation. In the case of no Real Estate Agent participation the home buyer or seller will not receive the discounted Real Estate Agent fees. See eligibility requirements listed above for qualifying buyer, seller and borrower.
3 The Educator Mortgage Program through Supreme Lending also entitles the borrower to obtain a donation from Supreme Lending to their preferred school program equal to .05% of the loan amount, up to a maximum of $200. The donation is available on all loan products other than Bond Programs which are not eligible under the Educator Mortgage Program. The donation will be made directly to the school.
A participating Real Estate Agent may also make a donation to the borrower’s preferred school program equal to .05% of the loan amount, up to a maximum of $200. Subject to agent participation. Supreme Lending will make efforts to identify a participating Real Estate Agent but does not guarantee Real Estate Agent participation. In the case of no Real Estate Agent participation the home buyer or seller will not be entitled to this donation, but it will not affect the lender credit or lender donation in any way. The donation will be made directly to the school.