HOW TO IMPROVE CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT with CHECKLISTS

Do you love checklists like the Clutter Free Classroom? Try out these classroom management ideas, strategies, routines, procedures, techniques, tips and more to track data!
Organizing and managing a classroom can be overwhelming at times. Are you ready for an easy tool that will help improve your classroom management? Checklists! I use them all the time. We all do. That’s why it makes sense to have a go to checklist for all purposes. Read below to learn more about how they can be used in your classroom.

This blog post will…

  • offer ideas for what checklists can be used for
  • suggest recommendations for how to organize them 
  • provide a helpful checklist resource

Before We Begin...

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What Checklists Can Be Used For

  • attendance
  • tracking who has completed assignments
  • grades / assessments
  • field trips
  • collecting supplies
  • tracking behaviors
  • misc data collection
  • taking turns

IMPROVE YOUR CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT:


Checklist Ideas

  • Create a specific location for storing your class checklist(s). I highly recommend a tabbed section in your teacher organization binder, but you may want to create a smaller binder specifically for checklists with tabbed sections signaling what each section is about. 
  • You could keep them on a clipboard.
  • You can print a single copy and slide it into a plastic page protector. This will allow you to use a dry erase marker to check things off and reuse the same list over and over (hello ink-saving technique!).
  • You could also print a single copy and put it into a frame. The frame can sit on your desk or teacher table for easy access.
  • They are also a great tool for student use. Place them in centers or workstations for students to checkoff when they have completed a task. I use them as part of my daily Math Workshop.
  • Place them next to the area where students turn in work {sidenote: see my post and freebie about collecting student work} and have them check off their name under the assignment they are turning in.
  • Provide a set to specialists (art, music, phys. ed).
  • I have created a Multipurpose Class Checklist Packet. It includes a PDF for you to handwrite student names and assignments, assessments, etc. The packet also includes a list using numbers instead of names. This is another handy dandy management tip that will save you time. Each of the forms in the packet comes in a choice of 30 different stylish patterns to match any classroom theme or color scheme. They coordinate with my Lesson Plan Binder Covers Freebie.

Do you love checklists like the Clutter Free Classroom? Try out these classroom management ideas, strategies, routines, procedures, techniques, tips and more to track data!
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