As educators, we’ve spent years attending classes, participating in workshops, going to conferences, and continuing our education. The more we learn, the more we create and collect. Because of the time and effort that we spend developing such rich resources, it becomes challenging to let some of them go. I’ve struggled with this for years. Entering my classroom one day, it struck me. The space looked more like a teacher storeroom facility than an inspiring place for students to work together and learn. I knew this needed to change.
Messiness isn’t entirely bad, especially when related to productivity. But, after awhile, you just want to clean and organize.