Have you ever found yourself under a mound of papers? Do you feel as though your teacher desk is just completely covered in student work and meeting agendas and forms? I know the feeling. Here are some tips for tackling that giant pile.
One issue I ran into was so much paperwork from meetings. More often than not, our meetings were in the middle of the day or right before school started, so I would return to my classroom and jump immediately into teaching. The important papers just got dumped on my desk, buried and eventually forgotten. Not the best system.
To solve this problem, I placed a few letter trays behind my desk. Each tray is dedicated to a certain committee (school improvement team, PBIS, faculty meetings, etc.). When I returned to my classroom, I quickly placed the paperwork on the correct tray. This kept them off my desk and I could easily find them later on.
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Extra Copies Drawers
Each drawer is labeled by either subject or the exact paper that is in there. I use these mostly for papers we use repeatedly throughout the year. *Note: this is an old photo – I don’t use reading logs anymore.