5 Ways to Help Your Students Stay Organized

Share on
Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
young students watching science teacher

5 Ways to Help Your Students Stay Organized

The average student’s desk is crammed with papers, textbooks, and miscellaneous knick-knacks. Meanwhile, his or her locker is likely filled with snack wrappers and random clothing. For most students, being organized is a learned skill. Thankfully, you can teach better habits throughout the school year, so that important homework doesn’t get lost. In this guide, we’ve shared 5 common-sense tips for keeping your students organized at school.

Article continues below
Need help planning graduation?
GraduationSource is here to help!

Learn Your Students’ Sensory Strengths and Needs

Every student has unique organizational habits (or lack thereof). As a teacher, it’s important to tailor your strategy for every student. For example, some students may have ADHD, while other students just haven’t learned replicable habits. Observe how each student handles a given task. Then, make a note about their attention levels, motor skills, and other aspects of disorganization. This will help you formulate a sensory strategy to teach better organizational skills.

5 Tips for Cutting Classroom Supply Costs

Stick to a Daily Routine

Variety is the spice of life in the classroom. However, you should still frame the period around predictable daily routines. For example, morning routines should be virtually the same every day, so that students get into the right headspace. Have students unpack their bags, sit at their desks, and start reading or solving a problem. Meanwhile, you can also create a routine for assigning homework and collecting finished work. This will encourage students to complete assignments on time and keep their papers organized.

5 Tips for Cutting Classroom Supply Costs

Create a Streamlined System for Schoolwork and Locker Storage

If you leave school work folders to chance, many students will inevitably create a chaotic mess. Instead, use a classwide folder system with a couple of labeled pockets. One pocket can say “Keep at Home” and other can say “Bring to School.” If you’re dealing with an older class, you may want to use multiple color-coded folders for various subjects. Likewise, you can design an organizational system for lockers so that students know where to place their possessions. For example, one container can be reserved for clothing, while another might store the student’s books.

5 Tips for Cutting Classroom Supply Costs

Organize Activities with Checklists

Checklists are a great tool for staying on task and getting work done. You can provide students with a checklist for the week’s tasks, including what they’re responsible for at home. Meanwhile, you can send a different checklist home to parents, so that they understand how homework should be completed. When everyone is on the same page, it’s much easier to stay organized.

5 Tips for Cutting Classroom Supply Costs

Eliminate Classroom Distractions

It’s easy to lose concentration in the classroom, especially if a student has ADHD and a vivid imagination. To reduce distractions, we recommend keeping desks away from windows and doors and zipping class materials into a pouch. This will ensure that students aren’t ruffling through their bags or opening and closing the windows. Likewise, each student’s desk should only have the items they need for the current activity. You can conduct weekly classroom clean-ups of bags, desks, and lockers to periodically clear the clutter.

5 Tips for Cutting Classroom Supply Costs

Ready to organize your classroom?

At GraduationSource, we believe that smart organizational habits can make a huge impact on students’ lives. Visit our blog for more educational resources and teaching tips.

Share on
Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
collection of graduation material

sample cap & gown

Graduation Coordinators Only
essential graduation survival guide

Get the ebook

 
 
five star rating

Highest Rated & Most Reviewed Graduation Company World-Wide

Tyren Alvidrez
Tyren Alvidrez
Cottonwood Church
Wonderful Experience. Excellent customer service, prices and prompt delivery.
Cottonwood Leadership College, 4505 Katella Ave, Los Alamitos CA 90720, Cottonwood Church
Phone: (714) 947-8903
Yolanda Boles
Yolanda Boles
Velasco Elementary
"The parents and the students would like to say thanks for making our children look nice for graduation. The smile on the faces of our children when I delivered the gowns to their classroom was overwhelming and it's all because of you!"
401 North Gulf Blvd, Freeport TX 77541
Phone: (979) 730-7260
Cary Odio
Cary Odio
Somerset Academy
"Amazing like always! We have used your company for many years and will continue to use it for many more!"
20291 SW 180 ST, Miami Florida 33187
Phone: (305) 969-6074
S.K. Smith
S.K. Smith
Franklinton High School
Your valuable staff was 5 stars. I cannot speak highly enough for your customer service. They completed my order and helped me get our medal in time for graduation!! I appreciate you and your staff and I will definitely be using you in the future!!
1 Demon Circle, Franklinton LA 70438
Phone: (985) 839-6781
Megan Soule
Megan Soule
Everest Value School
Thank you, thank you, thank you for your patience, and your flexibility, and your help, and...EVERYTHING. We owe you the deepest gratitude for making our graduation a success!!
668 S. Catalina Street, Los Angeles CA 90005
Phone: (818) 749-4223
Rebecca Magallan
Rebecca Magallan
"I placed an order with errors but your staff was very helpful and quickly corrected them and got me my stoles promptly."
Liberty Academy
Roberta Farina
Roberta Farina
Bethel Christian Church
Your staff were awesome! Thank you for helping us work through the issues and ensuring that we had everything we needed within the timeline for our Easter Service. The staff went above and beyond to assist on every level. Our choir looked amazing.
13200 E 11 Mile Rd, Warren MI 48089
Phone: (586) 872-6477
Amber Jordan
Amber Jordan
Kindergarten Paraprofessional
"Thank you for always honoring our requests. It's a privilege ordering from your company and friendly staff."
Satilla Elementary School, 5325 Old Axson Rd, Douglas, GA 31535
Phone: (912) 384-2602
Pablo Lopez
Pablo Lopez
Concierge Privé
"I was in desperate need of bright colorful gowns for a gospel choir to perform at a Celebration of Life. Two days before the event, I found your company and you handled everything and made it happen. It takes a lot to impress me, and you impressed me."
74265 Desert Rose Lane Indian Wells CA 92210
Phone: (213) 327-8109
Betsy Johanson
Betsy Johanson
School Counselor
"They worked hard to ensure we were happy with our order. The ordering process was extremely easy and we were able to get everything in an incredibly timely fashion. Great company to work with."
Wauneta-Palisade Schools, 214 West Wichita, Wauneta Nebraska 69045
Phone: (308) 394 5427