For anyone who is in charge of a classroom, it is safe to say that you are fully aware of how cluttered everything can become. This is not something that happens often, and many people do face that issue on a regular basis. As a teacher, it is your responsibility to make everything look presentable and easily accessible.
However, as far as decluttering is concerned, the one thing that you must always know is that the more organized you are, the better impression it will leave on the parents, the students, and the rest of the staff as well.
So, the question remains the same. Just how can you declutter your classroom? Well, the process is rather simple to understand. We are going to look at some important factors that will help you declutter the classroom.
Make The Seating Flexible
The one thing that you should always do is make the seating flexible. The benefit of that? This way, you will not have to worry about having more chairs and fewer students. Only keep the chairs that you need and remove the ones that you do not need. Change the seating patterns too, if possible.
Use The Walls to Your Advantage
The walls in your classroom can be used to your advantage if you are careful about it. You can either decorate them properly, or you can leave them to be the mess that they are. It is all up to you but the more careful you are, the better you can arrange everything. The bulletin board is there to help you as well so, do use that as much as possible.
Clean The Cabinets
Another really important suggest that I would make is that you should really start cleaning your cabinets. I know they are part of the classroom but their presence alone cannot make a classroom clutter or otherwise, but if you are looking to get the best of the experience. Do start cleaning and organizing the cabinets as well.
It is okay if you are territorial about your classroom, most teachers are. How do you deal with it? Well, you can always ask for input. Whether you are asking your colleagues or the students. It is just better to know what others think is best. You do not have to act on it but having someone else’s opinion can really help make things more organized for you, and a lot less cluttered.
Get Rid of The Unwanted Stuff
Another tip are that if you do come across some stuff that is not needed in the class or is not used at all. Simply get rid of it. The reason why I am saying this is rather simple; you would be surprised just how much waste you can get rid of by making sure that you are removing all the unwanted things from the classroom.
Once you are done, it will make a world of difference.