5 Essentials for your student teacher desk

Updated: Jun 7

It is essential 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 more oversized desk. So let's get into it. Here are five essential items for your student teacher's desk.


Five student teacher desk essentials

  • Organize yourself with bins - such as buckets or desk storage bins, to keep all of your materials and resources together. You can use a flat bin for assignments and student work. Consider having two flat bins, one for graded work and the other for work that needs reviewing.

  • Student Teacher Planner - Have your student teacher planner out and ready to use. Is it turned to the lesson you are teaching with post-it notes ready for reflection?

  • Name Tag/Plate - You can wear your college ID or a volunteer badge. You can also use a plastic badge holder and put one of this 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 - Get office supplies like Post-it notes, stapler, stapler remover, staples, stickers and stamps, paper, pencil holder, paper clips, pencils, highlighters, and pens.


Hannah Sorianoo adds

  • Plant

  • Water bottle

  • Snack

  • Ipad/laptop

  • Student art


Congratulations to student teachers for reaching this educational milestone. Well done. Good luck.


Remember you have the EduMagic in YOU.

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