3 handy teacher shortcuts to staying organised

Let’s be honest – staying organised can often be a constant battle when you’re a teacher. There are so many demands on your time – from kids, parents, fellow teachers – that it can often be hard to keep on top of them all. Our teacher organisers and planners have been designed with exactly this in mind, featuring important dates, attendance registers, project mark registers and more. Each one can be immensely helpful for keeping yourself organised – and while we’re at it, you might find a couple of these tips useful too!

3 handy teacher shortcuts to staying organised

Stick to a single, solid system to stay organised

We’ve spoken about this before in our previous post about getting the most out of your teacher planner, but it’s vital to keep all of your planning in one central place. When you’re first starting out trying to get yourself more organised, it can be very easy to try out a variety of different methods and aids.

But if you’re relying on too many techniques and methodologies to stay organised, it can become all too easy to get confused between them, and you may struggle to co-ordinate yourself effectively. Instead, it’s much better to stick to one - you’ll probably find that everything’s much easier to keep track of, and you may even end up saving yourself a fair bit on lots of little specialised bits and bobs that you might not have used all that much anyway.

Clean up one mess before another one gets made

This is a fairly simple one, but still worth saying regardless! If your class has finished one activity, before you get them started on the next one it’s always a good idea to make sure the equipment and resources for their current task has been fully cleared away.

This is particularly important if it’s a more active type of arts-and-crafts task that involves cutting things out or sticking them down, as things can otherwise get very messy very quickly - especially with primary school children. Everything is a lot easier when you’ve got an entire class to help you sort out the mess ahead of time - you don’t want to be the last one left in the classroom at the end of the day, doing the entire job yourself!

Bulletin boards that fit the bill

No matter what level you teach at, you’re always going to be dealing with a whole heap of paperwork. Some of these papers will be far more important than others, but if you’ve got a particularly high volume constantly moving across your desk - as many teachers do - then it can be very difficult to keep on top of it all.

One excellent solution is to physically separate the important papers from the rest, which you can do quite easily by getting some bulletin boards and pinning up your important documents at eye level. Not only then are they more difficult to lose, but they can function as regular reminders until you’ve dealt with them. (Just obviously make sure not to put up anything too private, if you don’t want your nosier students reading them!)

These are just a few of our ideas - you’ve probably got plenty of your own! Whatever techniques you prefer, if you’re looking for the perfect teacher organisers and planners to help you stay on top of everything, you’re in exactly the right place. As well as teacher planners, we have more than 45 years of experience in supplying personalised exercise books here at EPSL, making us top of the class when it comes to producing resources and learning solutions for schools, especially school exercise books.

Feel free to take a look around our site to see what we can offer - and if you’ve got any questions or if you need any advice, feel free to give us a call on 01254 686 500!

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