Here's What You'll Need:
- Binders for each subject
- Sheet Protectors
- Dividers for each subject/topic
- Post-it Tabs
- Label Maker
I separated all of my worksheets, handouts, and guides into subjects and topics. I also grouped them in order as they were taught. Then, I put them into sheet protectors and put them in their designated binder.
Afterward, I went back and separated each topic (Money, Graphing, Fractions, etc.) with a divider and went more specific to label each topic with post-it tabs for easy finding.
Finally, I used a label maker to make labels for each binder and its categories for easy and quick finding.
When lesson planning, I go straight to my resource binders, flip through to see what I have, and pull out what I need to make copies, and then put them back into their sheet protector after copying.
It takes a while to make these, so I would suggest doing it over a break or at least a weekend that you're going to be free and dedicated to do it, but it made my teaching life so much easier and simplified.
How do you organize your resources? Share in the comments!