As you hardworking teachers know, there is a tremendous amount of paperwork in teaching. Everything from quizzes, to tests, to class handouts, to collected homework. The goal – keep it all moving! Over the years I have been able to reduce the amount of paper I generate in my classroom which I explored already in my post on The Paperless Classroom? Here’s how.
BUT the REAL challenge for me is to keep track of all the other paper that flows over my desk. The one-off sheet of paper I always spend a few minutes looking for! I am talking about the memos from administrative authorities, weekly attendance, absent notes, late homework, hand-scrawled notes about individual students, last-minute changes to today’s lesson or the instructional gem I collected from a talented colleague. It used to make me crazy..