a) I'm not a very organized person
b) I was placed in this class midyear, without much of an organizational system intact already
c) I'm not a very organized person
Binders haven't been my thing, mostly because I think I just never thought of them. We're supposed to keep some form of a portfolio, so I thought that I was covered. Falsity. Binders are the shit, and will help you and your students immensely IF you keep them organized and make sure they are counted every week.
Here's my management system for this, so far. Let me know if I need to work some kinks out:
1. Divide into sections: reading logs, homework, projects
2. Have a checklist or table of contents (?) for all projects and homeworks
3. Check this every week for completion
What say you? Organized finally?
In other news, I'm looking for jobs at public, charter and private schools. Let's see what happens!