TeacherGoal #16: Simple Tips to Declutter Your Classroom with Patrice Jenkins

"Give yourself grace and understand that organizing your classroom is not something that has to be a chore."


Patrice Jenkins
Creator, Elementary Theme Box

Still trying to figure out an effective way to keep your classroom organized? In this episode, our amazing guest, Patrice Jenkins shares great tips on how you can utilize your students to help you declutter your classroom. She recommends starting with small goals and creating a system that you understand and work for yourself. She also advises teachers to have a community within their school system that they can rely on, as well as to figure out what the outcome of an action is before taking it. Let's dig into simple ways to declutter your classroom!

Patrice has been an educator with experience teaching grade levels Pre-K to 8th grade with a combination of serving as assistant principal incorporating her love of all types of educational themes.  Her motto is "Be the educator who decides to GO FOR IT" and "Let all you do be done in love." 1 Cor. 16:14 meaning your journey in this field should push you to new adventures that create meaningful and nurturing relationships and experiences with your students!

3 TeacherGoal Tips

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Tip 1:

If you're just getting started with classroom organization, make a budget and stick with it

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Tip 2:
When developing your classroom organization system, have a specific goal in mind and start there

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Tip 3:
Have a support system, especially when it comes to implementing organizational strategies

This Episode Features...

Patrice Jenkins

My name is Patrice Jenkins, and for the past 18 years, I have been an educator with experience teaching grade levels Pre-K to 8th grade with a combination of serving as assistant principal incorporating my love of all types of educational themes.

I am a teacherpreneur, creator of the Elementary Theme Box, content creator, small boutique owner, teaching consultant, wife, dog, and guinea pig mama. This school year I’m an assistant principal and teaching third and fourth grade.

My motto is "Be the educator who decides to GO FOR IT" and "Let all you do be done in love." 1 Cor. 16:14 meaning your journey in this field should push you to new adventures that create meaningful and nurturing relationships and experiences with your students!

Erica Terry, Host

Erica Terry is a 19 year educator with experience as Chief Academic Officer, School Counselor and High School Science Teacher. 

She is the author of Time, Grace & Space: 10 Minute Journal to Prioritize Teacher Wellness & Self-Care, Classroom to CEO in 30 Days and founder of Healthy Wealthy Educators, where she provides actionable tools and resources that empower you to live a healthy lifestyle and build generational wealth by creating multiple streams of income. 

While inspiring educators to create a life they love embodies her professional passion, her husband, Melvin and daughter, Eva are the driving force and greatest blessings in her life. You can find her hanging out on Instagram @healthywealthyeducators

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