Teaching is a profession that requires organisation. When setting up your classroom routines and norms, it is important to keep in mind the “three Ps” – physical space, paperwork and planning.
When oragnising the physical space (that is, the layout of your classroom), desk arrangements and displays are important to consider. Too many things on the wall can be distracting and overwhelming for students. You also need to determine your students’ learning styles and whether individual, small groupings or flexible seating is appropriate.
I like to organise my learning resources with clear labels and matching containers. I am a firm believer in “a place for everything and everything in its place”.
Staying organised with paperwork (marking, assignments and documentation) is essential. These things quickly pile up and can be a great cause of stress if not managed properly.
Planning quality learning experiences takes time – you need to ensure they are engaging, appropriate and match the curriculum. I find it enormously helpful to collaborate with others in this area. Not only do you bounce ideas off each other but you can share the workload.
Staying organised with physical space, paperwork and planning, is essential and contributes to your successful teaching experiences.
By Sarah ©2019