Happy 2014 friends! I hope this is a year that is filled with good health and lots of love and happiness for all of you. I am always a bit sad to see a great year end, but like many of you I really enjoy the fresh start that comes with the turning of the calendar.
With that being said I am very excited to share with you some of the plans that I have for this little piece of online real estate and for Clutter-Free Classroom in general.
For those of you who don’t know, I have been blogging about teaching for quite some time now. I started my first blog as a hobby over six years ago. I had been working with teachers locally to help them organize and set up their classroom and the blog became an extension of that. It was a means to provide additional information beyond my sessions with them. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine it would grow into what it has.
While I am grateful beyond words for the opportunities that have come from this blog and my success at Teachers Pay Teachers, my original intent was not to start a business, but to provide teachers with strategies to make their time in the classroom more efficient and enjoyable.
And it is very important to me that the main focus of the Clutter-Free Classroom Blog return to its roots.
Therefore, I am committing to sharing photos, tips and ideas every single weekday throughout 2014 that will benefit classroom teachers of all grade levels. I will also continue to showcase new products and projects from my own classroom, but I am dedicated to making sure this blog serves its original purpose which was to provide its readers with free information and advice that will benefit them as teachers.
To make this a reality I have spent the past couple of months carefully selecting the content for each and every day, developing a schedule for the entire year and getting ahead in researching and drafting posts.
I will be focusing on five areas: Classroom Organization, Classroom Decor and Design, Classroom Management, Instruction and Assessment and Collaboration. My goal is to also edit and update past posts that relate to these categories and create an index of topics that enable readers to easily find the resources that meet their specific needs.
Looking forward to a wonderful year!
Did you make any resolutions or set and goals for 2014?
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