All in Classroom Organization

5 Things to Do Before the End of the Year

The end of the year is definitely one of the busiest times for teachers. With packing, checklists, filling out technology and supply inventories, and not to mention trying to keep a classroom full of students engaged and yourself sane.

While it may seem like you can not add one more thing to your plate, if you are able to get all or at least some of these 5 things done you will set yourself up for a less stressful beginning of the year next year.

Setting Up a MakerSpace

So you are interested in setting up a makerspace?! Congratulations on taking the first step by doing some research. If a makerspace is properly set up and introduced, it can be a great tool for igniting student imagination and curiosity as well as building classroom community. Unfortunately, if the makerspace has not been set up with the students in mind, it will not be the student-centered and student-driven space it needs to be.

4 Things to Do For a Stress-Free Back to School

Summer has finally arrived, and unfortunately it will fly by before we know it. I have been spending some time this week getting organized for next year in order to avoid that back to school stress. Although it can seem like a chore to work on school over break, I actually feel less stressed. In turn, feeling less stressed is actually allowing me to enjoy my summer more since I am not constantly worried about my To-Do list piling up.

Here are just a few of the things (4 to be exact) that you can do in order to set yourself up for a less stressed back to school!