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Organized Teacher, Happy Classroom: A Lesson Plan for Managing Your Time, Space and Materials Paperback – June 19, 2011
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From the Back Cover
- 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
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am a preservice teacher so don't yet know how helpful the book will be in organizing my teaching life. Read morePublished 7 months ago by ElisaTonks
Excellent ! Teachers like me, who used to teach several levels at once, can really relate to the excellent suggestions.Published 14 months ago by Frenchrunner
I really loved it. It's a great book if you are planning to be a teacher in Spain. It's not very usual to teach how to become a organized teacher in the university and you are left... Read morePublished 17 months ago by LilyBoom
Has ideas that can be used right away. Not theory, but practical "can-do's!"Published on August 24, 2014 by Linda E
Very straight forward, logical ways to get more organized.Published on August 8, 2014 by Alaska girl
Getting ready to continue reading this during the summer. I have browsed through it and so far I love it.Published on July 12, 2014 by Juli R.
Lots of great tips. Good for a beginning teacher, or someone who wants to change some of his/her organization methods!!Published on July 10, 2014 by Samantha Smith