Well, to try and save you some time each day, we’ve come up with some easy time-saving teaching ideas to help you out. Take a look and see what you think!
Give Students Roles
By giving your students positions of responsibility that are suitable for them they can gain some valuable experience and you’ll be saving yourself time on those little jobs. Whether or not you do it already, it could be a great idea to have a register assistant or someone who is allocated to hand out worksheets or stationery to their other classmates before a lesson.
Print Student Names Labels
Keep a bank of sticky name labels with your students’ names on to dip into all the time, so you can easily label folders, workbooks, book bags, etc., the list goes on and on. It means you won’t have to keep going back to your class list again and again!
Folders/Drawers for Supplies
If you like to be ready and planned in advance, you may love this time-saving hack! You could use a weekly drawer/folder system that houses what you’ll need for the week (and which you top up each week) which could save you valuable preparation time – label all the drawers too and then you’re all set up and good to go.
It may seem obvious but to save time trying to find supplies or your students trying to find things, you could make sure to use labels as much as you can on everything you need. It’ll help you keep organised but also makes it easier to ask students to find things themselves too such as pencils and card, so you don’t have to.
Keep Paperwork Filed
Another time-saving teaching idea is to get some folders and plastic wallets and use them to file your own and your students’ work in one place. This will help you know where everything is and make it easier to find certain things – it’s a real time saver, particularly when you need to find paperwork or students’ work for staff meetings or parents’ evenings.
Do you have any time-saving teaching ideas and tips to add to these? Tweet them to us at @EducationCity – we’d love to hear them!