HOW TO ORGANIZE PAPERS YOU REFERENCE OFTEN (Paper Organization Series)

There are some papers you need to reference often as a classroom teacher. This blog post offers strategies, ideas, and tips on how to organize and manage the paper coming from your mailbox in a easy and free way.
Most papers can be viewed and then the information can be added to your calendar or filed away. However, there are some papers that we find ourselves referencing often. Some examples would include master school schedules, phone extensions, the monthly school calendar or lunch menu, etc. Read below to get ideas about how to organize papers you reference often.

This blog post will…

  • share tips and ideas for storing and organizing the papers that you access and reference frequently

Before we begin:




Ideas for Organizing Papers You Reference Often

  • Teacher Binder: If you have a teacher binder you can add a tabbed section for frequently accessed pages.
  • Flip Organizer: You could invest in a commercially made flip organizer. Many of these are magnetic and would attach to your desk.
  • Bulletin Board: Some teachers create a small bulletin board for their own use next to their workspace. This would be a good place to display these papers.


Here’s What I Do

  • I use a photocopier to reduce the size of the phone extension list and keep the smaller copy taped to the desktop under the phone.
  • I keep a digital copy of the master schedule for the school on my computer in a file with my lesson plans and a hard copy in my teacher binder.
  • I hang the school calendar and monthly lunch menu on a display in my classroom that also includes our calendar. It is next to the clipboard where the students order lunch so it makes sense for my to keep it all together.





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There are some papers you need to reference often as a classroom teacher. This blog post offers strategies, ideas, and tips on how to organize and manage the paper coming from your mailbox in a easy and free way.
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