I am really jealous of Jim Burke’s new organization scheme. I think he has come up with a system that is easy to use and will enable him to find and retain (and reuse) lesson and unit plans.

I keep most of my documents on my computer and several of my unit plans at the UbD Educators wiki. I am fundamentally disorganized, but I can usually find what I need when I need it, and if I can’t, I can print it again. I could really use a system like Jim’s. Why? This is what my desk looks like:

Desk 1

Here’s a shot of the other side:

Desk 2

And the kicker is that several folks have commented lately on how neat it looks. As in you can see parts of the actual desk.

The trouble is that organization takes a great deal of time to get going. Once you start, it saves you a lot of time. Unfortunately, with five preps, it’s hard to find time to get it started. I need an assistant!

4 thoughts on “Organization”

  1. I would love to have my classwork and instruction organized like Jim, however, when do we find time to do it? I don't know about the rest of you, but it seems like I am always running behind and trying to play catch-up. Maybe summer…..

  2. I love your website and handouts. I am wondering if anyone has anything on The Bean Tree's? I am going to be teaching it for the first time and would like some resources. Thanks!

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