Every year I try to get better and better at organizing my room. Today I'm going to share how I overhauled my teacher corner.
This was my teacher corner last year. I am somewhat bound in how I can set up the area because my computer has to be next to my activeboard. I also like to keep my electronic piano as near to my computer as possible so that I can easily hook them up when I need to make a quick recording of something. I don't do it very often, but when I do need to record something, I don't have time to re-arrange everything. I thought that if I taught in front of the keyboard then I would be in the way of curious fingers who want to touch all the chords they can get their hands on........ it didn't work......
I made several improvements and two weeks after school started I'm still happy with them.
1. My students sit on the floor and if they are going to lean on something, I would rather it be a padded crate than on the wall under the electrical outlet where my activeboard is plugged in. (those crates buy me a buffer zone
2. My large or heavy students can sit on those crates and it's not the same as getting to sit in a chair. ]
3. When we use the activeboard in kinder and first grade, my students (with me right there) can use those crates as a stepping stool so that they can reach the activeboard.
When I was making my crate seats I purchased some crates thinking that I would make more and on a whim I stacked them up and voila! A new shelf that not only helps me to organize my teaching materials, but keeps my little friends from playing with the chords on the back of my piano.