Best of Blogs: Classroom Organization

By Editors on July 9, 2013
  • Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12

Setting the stage for a year of learning can be both fun and daunting. With dozens of students occupying the space and lots of different tasks to accomplish, organizing the space is key. Take a look at some of our favorite ideas for keeping things under control from paperwork to furniture to electronic files.


Organization: Why YOU Will Have More Time This Year

By Brent Vasicek

September 19, 2011
Grades 3-4

From the first minute you arrive in the classroom to long after the dismissal bell rings, you will find use for these organization strategies. Learn how to use turn-in trays, set up your email box, keep track of parent communication and more.

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Middle School Setup Inspired by Dr. Seuss

By Addie Albano

August 16, 2011
Grades 6-8

Classroom organization is not just a subject for a teacher to study, but one that can and should be taught. Pick up a “thing one or thing two” to help budding young adults learn organizational and social skills ala the good Dr. Seuss.

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Surviving the First Six Weeks of School: Classroom Organization

By Sharon Taylor

August 12, 2011
Grades PreK-K

Classroom supplies, manipulatives, lessons, activities – what’s an overworked teacher to do to keep it all under control? Get tools, tips, and answers to the everyday dilemma of getting organized.

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Classroom Setup: Arranging the Physical Space

By Michelle Sullenberger

August 4, 2011
Grades PreK-5

The first word in creating an organized classroom is accountability! You must account for your whole group area as well as several mini group areas. You must ccount for walking paths that allow for smooth traffic flow and last, but not least – account for yourself!

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Setting Up and Organizing Your Classroom

By Nancy Jang

August 12, 2010
Grades 1-2

Reflecting on what worked – and what didn’t – in your classroom last year will help you make smart decisions for the coming year. But what if you’re a new teacher? Get great ideas and inspiration for setting up your classroom even veteran teachers will want to use.

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The Nuts and Bolts of Classroom Organization

By Victoria Jasztal

August 11, 2009
Grades PreK-12

Learn how to arrange your classroom furniture in a way that will make it easy for you and your students to move from one place to another, plus five other tips for creating a classroom environment optimized for teaching and learning.

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