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Secondary teachers, are you looking to finish the school year strong in your secondary classroom and have a guilt-free summer? Well, with the help of the Secondary Systems for Success summer series, you can do just that! In this blog post, we will focus on the first “S” of the 4S System: Set in Order.
Decluttering Your Secondary Classroom
As a multiple prep teacher, you likely have many lesson plans, resources, and equipment. The first step to becoming a successful and productive teacher is decluttering. Check out “Set in Order” Your Classroom Mini-Course for all things organization.
Get rid of anything that you no longer need. This includes master copies, student projects, etc., from classes you won’t be teaching next year. This will help you keep your classroom organized to avoid distractions.
If you MUST keep something–make a digital copy of it.
Clearing the Digital Clutter from Your Secondary Classroom
In addition to physical clutter, digital clutter can also be a distraction. Clear out any digital files that you no longer need to make room for new ones.
Prepare Your Secondary Classroom for Next Year
Start thinking about what you will be teaching next year, and get rid of anything that no longer applies. This includes any master copies, digital files, or equipment that you will not be using in the next school year.
Conduct an Inventory of Your Secondary Classroom
Conducting an inventory of your equipment and supplies can also help you prepare for the next school year. Determine what you have, what you need, and what is no longer useful to you or your students.
By doing this, you can ensure that you have everything you need for the next school year and avoid wasting time looking for supplies.
By following the first “S” of the 4S System and setting your classroom in order, you can become a more productive teacher and enjoy a guilt-free summer.
Start by decluttering your physical and digital space, getting rid of anything you no longer need. Then, start thinking about what you will be teaching next year and conduct an inventory of your supplies and equipment.
With these tips, you can be well-prepared for the next school year and enjoy a well-deserved break.