Getting organized for teachers
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Getting organized for teachers

Learn how to keep on top of your paperwork and get back to your real job - teaching!
5.0 (2 ratings)
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Last updated 12/2016
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 13 Supplemental Resources
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  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Organize the physical space in their classroom so they (and their students) can easily find everything they need.
  • Design a system to store student assessment records that can be used for planning and reporting.
  • Decide what paper records need to be kept for compliance purposes and create a filing system to store them.
  • Manage digital information by getting rid of unnecessary data and organizing what's important to keep.
  • Arrange their time and resources to better manage busy times of the school year.
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  • Students should be ready to access their current filing systems (both paper based and electronic) and their student assessment records throughout the course.

Teaching can be challenging. But there are things we can do to work smarter and better manage the day to day administrative annoyances.

This course is arranged into 7 sections, covering the areas that can easily be streamlined and improved to help teachers manage these aspects of their job. By organizing the physical spaces within the classroom, getting rid of resources that aren’t being used anymore, getting the students on board to manage their own belongings, and proactively managing workloads around peak times, participants in this course will learn a host of new skills to allow them to get back to their real work, the learning! 

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is designed for teachers who struggle with keeping on top of the administration side of their job. It looks at managing digital and paper records, and ensuring your are keeping on top of the compliance aspects of your job. This course does not look at specific teaching strategies, rather it teaches you how to design record keeping systems that work for in a time efficient manner.
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Curriculum For This Course
1 Lecture 00:58
Your working environment
3 Lectures 07:37

In this lecture we will clear your desk of all the unnecessary items. We will also look at the kinds of paperwork that come across your desk and decide the best way to deal with these items straight away.

Preview 03:03

This lecture will teach you ways of organizing the students' own resources and equipment so that they can manage them on their own. 

Preview 02:16

In this lecture you will learn how to organize resources in the classroom that are you used by everyone. You will also be able to teach the students how to pack these resources up perfectly every time. 

Managing shared resources
Collecting evidence of student learning
2 Lectures 04:59

This lecture teaches you various ways of documenting student learning to help you plan for more targeted lessons, and to be able to accurately report on their strengths and weaknesses.  

Capturing student learning

This lecture shares a variety of ways for organizing your assessment records - in both hard copy and digital formats. We also get you to think about the way you use these records so the system you design works for you. 

Filing student learning records
Your paper records and resources
4 Lectures 07:56

This lecture guides you through a process to help you decide which of your paper resources are still useful for your teaching and therefore should be kept. You will also learn ways to store your resources so you can find what you need when you need it. 

Preview 02:08

This lecture teaches you how to set up a system for dealing with the notes and money that come into your classroom most days. You will learn how to always know who has returned their notes and who needs to be chased up. 

Managing day to day notes and money

This lecture defines the different forms of assessment, so you can look at what you are currently doing and what may need to add to your assessment practices. 

A brief look at assessment

This lecture helps students understand some of the compliance issues relating to their records. Students are given some examples to consider and pointed in the right direction to find out what needs to happen in the system they work in. 

Being compliant with your records
Your digital records
2 Lectures 08:26

This lecture will teach you how to use the functionality of your email service to better manage your inbox.

Streamlining your inbox using rules and folders

In this lecture you will learn how to set up your digital folders to mirror your hard copy records. We will also discuss some logical folder structures that will help you quickly find what you are looking for. 

Preview 04:23
Preparing for the unexpected
2 Lectures 04:49

You will learn how to prepare your classroom and students for working effectively with relief staff. You will also learn about setting up a Relief Teacher Folder to support any other staff member coming in to work with your class. 

Dealing with relief teachers

This lecture helps you to prepare your students for a quick evacuation in the event of an emergency. You will also learn how to set up an Emergency Bag to make dealing with these times less stressful.

Preparing for emergencies
Managing your time and productivity
3 Lectures 10:21

This lecture focuses on getting you prepared for the busiest times of the teaching year. It helps you to think proactively to avoid the stress that often happens during these times. 

Proactively managing your workload during the busiest times of the year

In this lecture we help you think about what technologies could be useful to manage your workload and keep on top of your tasks. We help you decide on what kind of system would be best for you so you will stick to it once you start using it. 

Using technology to keep track of your tasks

This lecture helps you identify some of the tasks that keep teachers really busy but don't actually improve the learning for our students. Once you cut out some of your time wasters, you will have more time to focus on the teaching and learning. 

Finding ways to work smarter
About the Instructor
Miss Marika Vrieling
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University Lecturer, Online Educator

Now in her second decade of teaching, Marika has extensive experience in working with early career teachers. In her work as a literacy and numeracy coach, Marika recognised that some of the challenges teachers faced was in keeping organised, both in their planning and in their physical layout of their classrooms.

Currently a lecturer at an Australian university, Marika sees these same concerns in her education students. Her udemy courses are her way of supporting teachers to get on top of their administrative and organizational challenges, in order to keep their focus and energy on the teaching and learning.

Marika has a Masters of Education, over ten years teaching experience, and is the owner of Space To Be, an organizing business.