Quick Tip: Classroom Clutter
Classroom Clutter is very common but it isn’t very helpful. The truth is that as educators there are numerous papers that we need within a single hour let alone a single day. Not knowing where something important is can cause a tremendous amount of undue stress. The more that we know where things are, the more effective and efficient we will actually become. Rule #1: If you don’t need it don’t be afraid to get rid of it or recycle it. We often feel as if we don’t have the time to do the organizational busy work, but the truth is we don’t have the time not to. It sure is quicker to fill out a quick file folder and file something away within about 8 seconds rather than letting it pile up and spending a half an hour looking for that same crucial paper one week later. Rule # 2 If it’s important enough to keep, it’s important enough to file. If you want to be taken seriously and become more effective, please get rid of your clutter.
“What We Believe”
We are a group of teachers who believe that teaching is a noble profession.
Our primary focus is on our students, their learning, our personal reflection and the refinement of our skills.
We recognize every child’s ability to make extraordinary learning gains and advocate for their right to a high quality education, regardless of their gender, race, family culture, or socioeconomic status.
We will teach each child in a positive and constructive learning environment, and recognize that developing their character is the precursor to a balanced learning community and academic achievement.
We recognize our potential to impact and transform our students’ lives when our heart is in the right place and our strategies and instruction are succinct.
We think positively, focus on finding solutions, and complete tasks without drama.
We believe in working smarter by thinking smarter, sharing resources, ideas and a collective higher vision for what is possible for our students.
We recognize that teachers, students, parents, administration, and community members are all a part of the collective solution to each child’s success. Therefore we remain modest and cooperative through collaboration.
We will work to recognize our team players with gratitude and foster a climate of cooperation, productive problem solving, and proactive planning for success.
Whereas we love recognition, we realize that is not our purpose for teaching. We are here for the kids and not the accolades. Recognition is found in our students’ accomplishments.
We strive to find balance between our school and home lives. We recognize that finding this balance will allow us to stay in our positions where we can continue to make a positive impact.
We share a positive vision and strategies that transform our students’ lives, and in turn, our lives as empowered educators.