Updated: Jan 20
It is important to set yourself up for success by having an efficient workspace. Whatever space you have, you can make it your own with these five essential items, whether you have a table, a student desk, or a larger desk. So let's get into it. Here are five essential items for your student teacher desk.
5 student teacher desk essentials
Organize yourself with bins - such as buckets or desk storage bins to keep all of your materials and resources together. A flat bin can be used for assignments and student work. Consider having two flat bins, one for graded work and the other for work that needs to be reviewed.
Student Teacher Planner - Have your student teacher planner out and ready to use. Have it turned to the lesson you are teaching with post-it notes ready for reflection.
Name Tag/Plate - Yes, you can wear your college ID or a volunteer badge. You can also use a plastic badge holder and put one of these fun free name tags you can edit with your name, student teaching placement, and university.
Personal items - Add a picture frame, a plant, a coffee mug, a water bottle, and stickers to make it your own.
Show student work - Display student work with a plastic sleeve and bulletin board border. It's a great way to show off and save what students make for you.
Office supplies - Post-it notes, stapler, stapler remover, staples, stickers and stamps, paper, pencil holder, paper clips, pencils, highlighters, and pens.
Hannah Sorianoo adds
Congratulations to student teachers for reaching this educational milestone. Well done. Good luck.