First Year Teaching: Classroom Set-up

So, for several years I have imagined what my classroom will look like. How I will organize everything. Well now that the time has come for me to have my own classroom I don’t know what to do. I have actually been stumped as to what to put in my classroom. I think it is because I am going to be teaching the International Baccalaureate students and their course structure is so different and the subject is History of the America’s which doesn’t just include the United States. It also includes Canada, Mexico, Central American countries and South American countries. I’ve looked up so many different things for the course outline but am still stumped.

But my question to my followers and anyone else that reads this, what have you seen in classrooms that work really well for organization?

I want things to be perfect within my first week of teaching.



  1. Quirky · May 12, 2015

    I’ve yet to have my own classroom, but I wonder if you should start at “perfect.” I don’t mean to tell you what to want! I only think that might be impossible and maybe should be, “as smooth as can be.” 🙂 congratulations and best of luck! I’m still trying to learn and deal with organization. Keeping track of 90+ students is hard! “The First Days of School” is a pretty good book I might recommend for a first year teacher 🙂

    • Mr. DeLaere · June 21, 2015

      I know nothing will be perfect. But I am feeling prepared right now for my first day. Even though it is over a month away. But last year in my internship, I had to keep track of 134 students. The ear before that, my supervising teacher had 150+ students. I’m slowly working on organizational ideas. I’ve gotten a lot from Pinterest. So I’d say start there.

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