10 Mid-Year Classroom Management Organization Tips

With the new year but a flickering memory by now, and with students mostly settled in to your established routines, it’s nigh time to re-organize your classroom. Why not take a few minutes and think a
bout what’s worked and hasn’t worked within the confines of your classroom?

With that in mind, today on TeachHUB.com, frequent contributing writer Janelle Cox, herself a seasoned educator based on the East Coast, takes a look at 10 organizational strategies you can implement to make the rest of the year go smoothly.

Janelle’s ideas include:

  • Make a Schedule
  • Revisit Your Rules and Routines
  • Reorganize Classroom Desks
  • Offer New Incentives
  • And More!

Janelle’s last paragraph is entitled, “Use Folders to Organize Everything”: If you haven’t done so already, take the time to give each student a color-coded accordion file folder with his own unique number on it. This folder (which should have about 10-15 slots) should house everything from important essays to tests, quizzes and personal information. If you want to stay organized then this folder is a must-have.

Do you have any classroom organization tips that you would like to share? Please share your ideas in the comment section, we would love to hear them. You never know, your one tip can be just the thing to change a teacher’s life!

Our Top 10 Songs About School
Songs about school have been a pop culture touchstone since the early 20th century. Indeed, although the specific topics vary from song to song (love, cars, emotions about various items on the curriculum), you can bet that at any moment, there’s probably a song about school live on the airwaves right now (or on a closer friend’s playlist).

In a fun piece today, frequent TeachHUB.com contributor Jordan Catapano (who’s also a high school teacher in Illinois) calls out the most memorable tunes about school, including:

    Van Halen, “Hot for Teacher”
    The Police, “Don’t Stand So Close to Me”
    The Beatles, “Getting Better”
    And More!

Overall, songs about school culture have been a staple in popular music forever. The themes these songs address are universal – perhaps that’s why songs about school are always close to the top 10.

What other songs should be on our list? What will songs of the future sing about school?