How Organising Your Teacher Desk Can Increase Your Productivity!

How organising your teacher desk can increase your productivity in the classroom. Teachers help yourself get organised with this handy tool box. Downloadable labels with 5 fun designs.

It's Monday morning and I need drop my photocopying into the office but I need to use the 'official' little note on it so the admin member knows what I want (no a Post-It note is not good enough any more I have to actually fill in a tiny form!). Where are they? Okay, found them. Now where are my paperclips? ugh! Oh awards need to go in today... where are my stickers? 

Is this you?

Teachers. We have so much STUFF on our desk. SO. MUCH. STUFF. When the bell goes and students pour into the classroom, in comes more stuff... forms, letters, notes, money for school trips.. more and more STUFF! 

I feel like 60% of my job is administrative these days.

There are many benefits to having some organisation with your teaching supplies. It adds one less stress to your day for starters. Being able to 'find' something quickly can create a smooth start to your morning. Some people can survive without this level or organisation but I love any tool that helps me get and STAY organised. 

My teacher desk looks like a war zone most days and I'm forever looking for things!

So yesterday I got organised. I took the time, while on school holidays, to get myself organised once and for all!

I've seen teachers in America use these super cute organisers but couldn't seem to find them anywhere in Australia. 

However, my trip to Bunnings let me discover this. Hello baby! Not as big as the American versions but still perfect for what I need. I've left the price and code there if you want to take it to your local Bunnings to look for one. 

How organising your teacher desk can increase your productivity in the classroom. Teachers help yourself get organised with this handy tool box. Downloadable labels with 5 fun designs.

Just one point regarding the size inside the boxes. I've created a little video here so you can see how things fit inside but pens and pencils will not fit. Highlighters and glue sticks do fit but these boxes are for those really tiny fiddly things like pins, tacks, blue-tack and other things that tend to disappear amongst paperwork. 

Next I created some labels that are the perfect size to fit inside. You can download the labels here in 5 different font types (I went for black but you might be one of those 'colourful' teachers).

Once printed I laminated and cut the labels to give them some longevity.

I used these little gems from Kmart to place a dab of glue inside (about $3). You place the adhesive dot on the inside of the box and then attach the label. What makes these so great is you can pull them off easily and replace them any time. So when I was setting up my box I changed my mind several times about which label I wanted to use and they came away easily with no mess and could be reused over and over. So handy!

How organising your teacher desk can increase your productivity in the classroom. Teachers help yourself get organised with this handy tool box. Downloadable labels with 5 fun designs.

Once finished it was deeply satisfying to place all my desk materials into the drawers and the visual labels make finding items again so easy!

How organising your teacher desk can increase your productivity in the classroom. Teachers help yourself get organised with this handy tool box. Downloadable labels with 5 fun designs.
You may not want to use these exact labels, so inside the pack I've placed an editable version with the labels at the correct size. 

I'd love to see your finished organisers! Please Instagram them with the hashtag #TechTeacherPto3 - I can't wait to see which version of the labels you use!

Now there is no excuse for lack of productivity! Yikes!

How organising your teacher desk can increase your productivity in the classroom. Teachers help yourself get organised with this handy tool box. Downloadable labels with 5 fun designs.



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