Classroom organisation

These tips will make your daily management of the classroom less hectic and more productive for everyone.

Manage resources and save time

Managing your resources saves you time, keeps you organised and, most of all, calm. If you know where everything is, how to get it and what you need, life will be so much easier. It allows you time to teach the lesson and not ponder what colour of folder your worksheets were last placed in.

The classroom is not a storeroom

Don't allow pupils to use your classroom as a storeroom. Lunch boxes, efforts of art work and rucksacks can turn your room into a junkyard. Pupils have a great capacity for denying all knowledge of abandoned items so take control and keep your classroom empty of left luggage!

Don't allow graffiti

Keep jotters and folders clean of graffiti. Entire conversations can be conducted on the paper in your classroom so don't let it happen.  Also, It can be hurtful to a pupil to find a comment on their jotter or folder so protect your pupils and keep the room smart .

Give pupils responsibility

Make your pupils responsible in class and get them to issue and collect jotters, folders and books. They should learn early that classroom organisation is partly their responsibility. Failing to do this lets them know that you fetch and carry, not a good early message.

Set a good example

Always try to set your class a good example by being organised. They get to know quickly if they can waste time at the start of a lesson while you rummage in your desk or try to remember where you left their folders and books.