Classroom management is an exploding area of education. It covers a wide variety of things, including but not limited to behavior, organization, and efficient instruction. Marygrove’s Master in the Art of Teaching (MAT) program is teaming up with professional blogger and teacher Charity Preston for a helpful webinar on one specific area of classroom management: the basics of classroom organization.
Teachers are keenly aware that in addition to the demands of instruction, they accumulate heaps of paper that need to be dealt with every day. How well those papers are organized can cut up to two hours off of your work week, allowing you to spend that valuable time with your students.
Join MAT’s very special guest, Charity Preston, creator of The Organized Classroom Blog as she presents “Overcoming Organizing Obstacles” on Wednesday, February 15 at 4 p.m. She’ll show you how to organize three critical components of your classroom: papers, supplies, and fixtures. You’ll come away with organizational strategies and ideas you can use, right now, in this informative, jam-packed 30-minute session.
- Effective ways to manage the piles of paper you accumulate every day.
- Simple and affordable bulletin board strategies.
- Tips for organizing students’ desks and supplies…plus much, much more!
It is commonly held that poor planning with room arrangement can create conditions that lead to problems. The same is true with poor organization of materials, which takes undue time away from monitoring students. Keep in mind, good discipline is much more likely to occur if the classroom setting and activities are structured or arranged to enhance cooperative behavior; so make sure your students are able to help themselves to the tools they need.
All teachers know that commonly used classroom materials, e.g., books, attendance pads, absence cards, and student reference materials should be readily available. Preston likes to tell teachers, “Creating a more organized and efficient classroom is within your reach!” But the “how-to’s” are not always intuitive. She makes it fun and easy. Don’t miss it.
For more fresh tips and advice from Charity Preston, also download our updated and improved Classroom Management Guide!
-Charity Preston, MA is the editor and creator of several websites, including The Organized Classroom Blog, Classroom Freebies, and Teaching Blog Central, among others. She received her undergraduate degree in early childhood education from Bowling Green State University, OH and a Master in Curriculum and Instruction from Nova Southeastern University, FL, as well as a gifted endorsement from Ohio University. She taught third grade in Lee County, FL for several years before relocating back to her hometown as a gifted intervention specialist. Charity is currently taking time off to run her online businesses and spend time with her toddler. She is married with two children, ages two and 14 and has two cats and a dog. Life is never dull in the Preston house!