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From the Back Cover

Inside you'll find:
  • Strategies for managing students' papers, curriculum material, and essential paperwork
  • Time management tips to maximize your instruction time and lesson planning
  • Organizing systems you can teach your students to improve self reliance and accountability
  • Checklists for starting and ending the year well organized
  • Helpful forms and templates you can use in your classroom
  • Plans for arranging a classroom that promotes positive student participation
  • Support to simplify your classroom
  • Efficient storage solutions for all teacher and student materials

About the Author

Melanie S. Unger has been a classroom teacher for more than seventeen years, striving daily to instill organizational principles within her own professional (and personal) life and in her students' lives. She is also a professional organizer and started her own professional organizing business in 2008. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers, as well as Faithful Organizers. She has a BS in Elementary Education, as well as a Master's degree in Reading Instruction.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Betterway Home (June 19, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440309159
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440309151
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #730,034 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Bought this by accident (hit the wrongg button on my Kindle!), but this was a serendipitous purchase. I've got just about 10 years of teaching experience, and this book still gave me some good ideas about managing the mountains of papers and forms. This would be especially useful for a new teacher. Some of the forms don't reproduce so well in the Kindle edition, so consider getting the print on this one.
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I read this book over our winter break from school and I can honestly say I cannot wait to get back into the classroom just to organize! Now that's saying something! I found myself extremely motivated while reading this book, making my own, "Organization To Try" list:)

In the teaching profession, one that often times feels far too overwhelming for words, the author Melanie Unger did a wonderful job at delivering unique, quality ideas, techniques, and tips on how to get and stay organized in a motivating, encouraging, non-overwhelming way. I so enjoyed reading this book because you could tell that she relates to what all teachers are trying to manage, all her ideas were very applicable and do-able, with time.

I smiled many times as I was reading, shaking my head in agreement, as she was addressing and problem solving my weak areas of organization, due in part to so many other responsibilities we have as teachers. I also appreciated as a teacher and a reader that she continually encouraged taking risks with trying out different strategies she writes about, modifying what doesn't work, but always doing what works best for you in the end.

The book itself is also well organized. Just like a teacher would ask her students to summarize the chapters of a novel, Melanie summarized each chapter for the reader as each one came to an end, which I greatly appreciated.

I hope to read this at the beginning of my next school year too so I can try out more innovative organizational ideas and to stay motivated as well.

Sharon C.
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Organized Teacher, Happy Classroom is a must-have resource for every educator who wants to create and maintain an orderly space.

Author Melanie Unger is not only a professional organizer, but a fifth-grade teacher as well. So she really understands the struggles and challenges faced by today's teachers. From purging excess supplies and papers to finding appropriate storage options for student materials and teacher resources, she offers a variety of suggestions in this book to make each classroom a success.

This book will help teachers of all organizational levels, whether they need the basics (such as creating "zones" within the classroom) or are ready to move on to more advanced techniques (such as managing technology).

In addition to teaching how to organize a classroom's "stuff," there are great tips to help teachers manage their time and tasks, as well as how to help students to be at their organizational best at school and home.

I highly recommend this book to any teacher or anyone who appreciates and loves a teacher!

-- Sara Pedersen, Professional Organizer, Time to Organize
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I highly recommend this book. I also bought a book called The Together Teacher: Plan Ahead, Get Organized, and Save Time! and it wasn't what I was looking for. This is the book I was looking for. It is written for teachers on all levels. The author is not only a 17 year veteran public school teacher, but also a professional organizer. I learned a lot from her book and got a lot of great ideas. All areas of teaching are addressed--grading, lesson planning, classroom configuration, managing stress and even tips for managing student paperwork.
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I have been teaching for 16 years, but tend to place things in "STACKS" where I have to flip through certain stacks to find things. I wanted a fresh start as I begin in a new school with a new classroom, so this book offered great reminders and practical solutions to the organized-but-disorganized teacher. I really connected when the author said that of course most teachers are organized at a surface level. But deep down, it's not the most functional. I enjoyed the book and would recommend it if you can find it at an affordable price
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I'm a neatnik and a planner junkie and this was not the right book for me but that doesn't mean it's not the right one for you. It's a good book even if it doesn't meet my needs. I have found that when I discuss planning strategies or organizing principles, some people are so overwhelmed that they don't know where to start. If you want general suggestions for managing parent contact, classroom libraries, filling ideas, and lesson planning this is a solid book but it is more general and less specific or step by step processes. I liked it overall. The only caveat is that the forms are NOT in the Kindle version. I borrowed it so that ended up not being a loss for me but if I had bought it, I'd be upset.
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This book was helpful to read before starting back to school. It reminded me of ways to stay organized throughout the school year. I teach middle school. I found that many of the ideas in this hook are geared towards a self-contained elementary classroom, but I could still adapt them to my needs.
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