Inside Locker




Inside Locker

Originally uploaded by anselm23

This is one of the single most Googled photos in my entire Flickr.com stream, particularly around the start of the school year.

It seems that a lot of people look for advice about how to organize their lockers better, and mine is among the most commonly found pieces of advice. Who knew?

I think the most important things to remember about your locker is how critical it is to have your schedule posted inside your locker door, and to have it highlighted at the places in your day when you can afford to visit it. Knowing WHEN you can visit your locker is vital: if you have 2+ classes in a row when there isn’t enough time to get to your locker, it doesn’t matter how well organized your locker is. You won’t have access to the stuff you left behind. So an organized locker goes hand-in-hand with an organized book bag and an organized desk at home. Can’t have one without the other two, and still be a successful student.

Really, the key to good organization is a good awareness of what time you really have, and how best to spend it on successful projects.

5 comments

  1. […] Inside Locker Originally uploaded by anselm23 This is one of the single most Googled photos in my entire Flickr.com stream, particularly around the start of the school year. It seems that a lot of people look for advice about how to organize their lockers better, and mine is among the most commonly found pieces of advice. Who knew? I think the most important things to remember about your locker is how critical it is to have your schedule posted i … Read More […]

  2. It will be interesting to see how digital textbooks works out for your school. In my own life I find electronic documents have replaced many of the paper things I once used. At work most of the vendor materials are now electronic “papers” and instead of a stack of reference material we might receive a CD or DVD. More likely we are pointed to a website to download a PDF.

    When I read for pleasure it is almost always via a Kindle unless we already own a book. There are some physical books we still buy, typically for authors we really like and want to support. Cookbooks are still paper though; I’m leary of electronics in the kitchen.

    All the best.

    Bob

  3. Hi Andrew – how has the advent of e-books changed lockers and locker organization, if at all?

    A friends 7th grader uses physical books that are kept in the classroom however home access is via e-books online. So she has fewer books to carry around from class to class.

    Just curious if you have run into it yet in your work.

    Bob

    • Hi, Bob! Long time no type. Even longer time no see. 😦

      The short answer is that digital textbooks have had no affect on my school. Yet. But in my hands right now (well, actually just to my right) is a paper detailing to parents how to log their child in to use a digital version of their textbook. So we are instituting online access to SOME textbooks this year. I’ll be reporting on how that process goes a little later on in this blog.

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