Want to ditch your teacher desk but not sure how? Here are two teachers that created a space to do lesson planning without using the typical “teachers desk.”
You’ll find that using shelves, plastic storage towers or surfaces nearby where you do most of your teaching in small groups will make the perfect organization solution to giving up your teacher desk.
Start with these two ideas for inspiration on how you could something similar in your classroom.
Small Group Reading Table
If you spend a lot of time teaching in small groups, consider turning your small group teaching table into your main teacher space. Organize your main lesson planning materials nearby so that you’ve always got what you need at your fingertips.
Use your space during prep periods and after school to spread out your lesson planning tools…
Shelf Space Turned Teacher Space
Use a nearby shelf or flat surface to hold your lesson planning materials. Use shelf space underneath to hold your pens and small items in plastic storage towers.
Simply turn around in a chair from a nearby table to work at the shelf, or grab your lesson plan binder and move it to the table during your planning times…