Unfinished Work Tip: Worksheets no longer get lost or forgotten with this attractive solution. Give each student a magnetic clip for her desk and have her attach any unfinished work to her clip. Not only will she know where to find the paper to finish it, but it's easy to estimate how many students need to complete an assignment.
Hats off to teachers who teach organization and enforce clean desks! This is a life long skill that can be taught right at school. The clean desk diagram: 8 printable versions of the sign plus a 2 page mini-lesson for teaching students how to keep their desks neat. This is a fee item - but you get the idea.
The Creative Classroom - Desk Arrangement Ideal arrangement: groups of 4 (one high level student, two mid level, and one low level)-----set-up opportunities for social learning, language development, use of vocabulary in peer discussion