When people think about classroom setup, they often think about what is immediately visible: the way the desks are arranged, the posters on the wall, and the materials on the shelves.
But behind every efficient classroom are strong organizational systems. From homework collection systems that work, to libraries with clearly sorted books, this aspect of classroom setup can’t be overlooked.
Let’s start by exploring organizational systems that work. We’re going to start by exploring how a master teacher, Jen Saul, has systematized her classroom. These systems can be physical or abstract. In this video, Ms. Saul shows us how she choreographs the way students flow through her classroom.
Systematize Your Classroom
Now let’s explore one of Ms. Saul’s physical systems. Check out how she uses reusable folders for daily work. How could you adapt this strategy for use in your classroom?
Ms. Saul set up her classroom to include a regular routine at the end of the day. As you watch this video, think about how you can implement beginning and ending routines in your classroom.