I am looking for some suggestions from people about how to handle a work situation. I teach in a small private special education school. This year is turning out to be a very difficult year. I teach multiple subjects (I don't mind that part) at multiple levels in multiple places around the building. So throughout the day I have to teach in three different locations. This means I have to make sure I have all of my materials with me for my next class. This turns out to be very difficult as I send on class on their way and then have to grab all of the materials I need for the next class. Most of my day is spent teaching math to younger students so I need a lot of hands on materials. It never fails that I get to the next classroom and realize I have forgotten something. Two of the rooms I use are also used for other purposes so every time there is a meeting or testing to be done I have to find another location to teach. I have put together a backpack that is filled with pens, pencils, markers, colored pencils, extra paper and scrap paper. I need to add more things to the bag but soon it will be full. Does anyone have any other ideas on how I can make my day go smoother?
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Actually I had thought of that. The problem is where to store the extra bags. For years I worked as a traveling tutor for this organization so I traveled all over western Massachusetts working with children in different schools. That is how I handled that job. Each child had a different backpack and as soon as I arrived at a school, all I had to do was grab that particular backpack. It made life so easy. So when I found myself in the situation I am in now I thought again of that strategy but when I stood in my main room, I realized I had no place to store the extra bags. I will have to see if I can do more rearranging so I can store the bags because in the end that is the best solution.
You can manage them on stairs too, it just takes a little longer and a bit of patience, or with any luck a male member of staff passing to carry it
Actually I have used small backpacks for each class. Each bag is a different color so I just have to grab the right color bag and most of the time I have everything in the bag already. Where I still have a problem is when I have to move out of my usual rooms because of testing or meetings. That is still when I tend to forget something. This is going to be a difficult week. I have to find other arrangements everyday this week. Also at this time (unless I can get it changed) I won't have access to my office for two days. That is going to be hard since all of my materials are there. Hopefully I will be able to get it changed.
Have you thought of getting a beauty case on wheels ? It has seperate compartments, which will make organising easier too