Here's an idea for your teacher desk area. To keep it tidy and organized, attach magnetic spice containers to a metal whiteboard or cabinet to store office items such as paper clips, pushpins, or rubber bands. They keep your supplies within reach and reduce desk clutter.
HACK #4: BINDER CLIP CABLE MANAGEMENT
I'm not a big fan of all the wires associated with technology in the classroom, So, I've used this simple hack to keep them all in order. Simply use binder clips to keep computer and device cables organized. Attach them to the edge of desks or use a small basket to hold the clips and prevent cables from tangling.
HACK #5: DAILY SUPPLY CADDIES
Oh my goodness! This is one of my favorite ways to keep the classroom organized. Before the school year begins, gather supplies that students frequently use in small supply caddies or even plastic food containers. Then, when students are working, you can place small supply caddies or containers on student desks containing frequently used materials like pencils, highlighters, and scissors. This minimizes disruptions caused by students searching for supplies.
HACK #6: STUDENTS' WORK:
I used this hack in my middle school classroom to manage all the papers that students turn in and need handed back to them. I set up a central system of mailboxes for students. Use the mailboxes to give students important papers and to hand back graded work. Learn more in this blog post.
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