I’m a visual person when I lesson plan. It’s helpful for me to see what I have. I know many teachers keep file folders full of handouts, but I use a binder where I put all handouts, organized by unit. After 10 years of teaching, I have created about 6 pretty hefty binders of materials, so recently I have created my “take-home binder.”
I also add a footer to each document I create with the file name. That way, when I catch mistakes I’ve made, I can easily find the file on my computer to modify it for next time. This was helpful when my school switched from Word to Google Docs, and I couldn’t remember where I made the document: .doc for Word and .gdoc for Google Docs.
How do you stay organized?