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#teacherdesk - Amazing Teacher Desk Organisation Goals!

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Whether in an office, staff room or at the front of your classroom, teacher desk organisation is a very personal thing!

For some of us, our teacher desks are an opportunity to be a good role model in the name of tidiness or organisation.

For others (like me) your desk (and I use that term lightly) will be the burial ground of many a lost pen, sticky note, or – yes, I’ll go there – student paper. While this seems unimaginable for some, I found that this organised chaos worked just fine!

You may choose to use your desk as a place of zen, where you can do your planning and marking, or conference with students and parents. Conversely, you may view your desk as a helpful shelf in your classroom. It’s the perfect place to store students books and handy stationery for easy reach as you wander your room!

Regardless of which way you tend to go, if you’re looking for a boost to be a bit more organised I’ve got some #teacherdesk inspiration for you. Take a look here to give you some good feels, and maybe even find some ideas give your old desk a revamp in time for next term!

#teacherdesk Inspiration!

If you’re a big fan of tying your desk organisation around one central theme, you really should check out our classroom theme packs! There’s something for any taste in there.

Teacher Desk Organisation Inspiration - #teacherdesk with these resources!

To get the look for my banner I put together a few of the following off the Teach Starter website:

If only my teacher desk was this organised back when I was teaching!

If you’re like me and would benefit from some amazing classroom teacher desk organisation inspiration, take a look at the following Instagram examples!

#1 End of Term Organisation

We love this by @theirishenglishteacher_! Who else’s desk looks this clean at the end of the term? It’s a simple, yet easy way to make sure you are tying up the term with strength!

Teacher Desk Organisation - Organise a tidy teacher desk at the end of term

We love this geometric design she’s used as well. For a bright, shape-driven design why not download our Retro – Classroom Theme Pack!

#2 Buy Your Own

When @creativityclassroom had to improvise, boy did she improvise! We love this upcycled desk idea – she’s made it her own!

Teacher Desk Organisation - Upcycle your own desk and make it beautiful!

Check out these resources to be pretty in pink at your teacher desk:

Image of Pink Pastel - Letter, Number and Punctuation Sets

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Pink Pastel - Letter, Number and Punctuation Sets

Pink pastel coloured letters that can be customised for personalised signs in your classroom.

Teach Starter Publishing64 pagesYears: F - 7

#3 Colour Coordinated Desk Goals

Oh my word, talk about #teacherdesk GOALS!!! This amazing set up shared by @highlightersandhandbags has us in awe!

Teacher Desk Organisation - this #teacherdesk is colour GOALS!

If you’re loving the rainbow as much as us, check out our Colours of the Rainbow Classroom Theme Pack.

#4 Storage Galore

@miss_mcardles_classroom has colourful storage coordination down pat!!

#teacher desk - teacher desk organisation goals - Amazing what a pop of colourful storage can do!

We are loving the colour on black theme, with the little pop of a plant to liven it up even more.

#5 Easy Peasy Colour Popping

You don’t have to go to the ends of the Earth to give your teacher desk a colourful, fun feel. Check out this simple, yet effective combination of tassels, border trimmers and paper pompoms by @my_teacher_style!

Teacher Desk Organisation - #teacherdesk - you can create a great teacher desk with little effort and money!

There’s definitely a style for anyone amongst our amazing border trimmer resources!

Here are a few of my favourites:

Image of Block Beasties - Border Trimmers

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Block Beasties - Border Trimmers

A set of building block-themed border trimmers to decorate your whiteboard, corkboard or windows.

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Image of Books - Border Trimmers

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Books - Border Trimmers

A set of book-themed border trimmers to theme your whiteboard, corkboard or windows.

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Image of Owls Pattern - Border Trimmers

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Owls Pattern - Border Trimmers

A set of owl patterned themed border trimmers to theme your whiteboard, corkboard or windows.

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#6 Black and White

It’s not all about the colour poppin’! @marteinthemiddle shows us that a clean black and white marble design with a few pops of colour works just as effectively!

Teacher Desk Organisation - #teacherdesk - Amazing what a little bit of black and white can do for a teacher desk

Pair this design with some of your cute teacher-themed gifts (I know you’ve got some!) – anything will match!

#7 A Bright Space

The amazing windows in this classroom give @ready_set_second a perfect place for her desk.

#teacherdesk - teacher desk organisation goals! This beautiful desk is lit with wonderful windows

The bunting pairs amazingly with her flowers and pompom garland!

Check out some of our favourite bunting resources below to recreate her look!

Image of Funky Chalkboard - Letters and Number Bunting

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Funky Chalkboard - Letters and Number Bunting

Funky chalkboard themed letters and numbers bunting.

Teach Starter Publishing71 pages
Image of Hot Air Balloons - Letters and Numbers Bunting

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Hot Air Balloons - Letters and Numbers Bunting

Hot air balloons-themed letters and numbers bunting.

Teach Starter Publishing72 pagesYears: F - 2
Image of Rainbow Spots Bunting (Cream) - Letter, Number And Punctuation Sets

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Rainbow Spots Bunting (Cream) - Letter, Number And Punctuation Sets

A rainbow spot bunting theme letter, number and punctuation set.

Teach Starter Publishing64 pagesYears: F - 2

#8 Stamp Goals

It’s not how this teacher’s desk is decorated, but rather what it has ON it that make it teacher desk organisation goals!! This is amazing work from @thegreenclassroom!

Teacher Desk Organisation - this amazing teacher desk has stamp and sticker goals!

Your students will be bursting to get a stamp or sticker if your collection was this extensive!

#9 Theme Goals

When you just love themes so much that you have to make EVERYTHING that theme!

Teacher Desk Organisation - Amazing what a theme can look like!

What I particularly like about @mrsmunchsmunchkins‘s desk area is the coffee station at the back! How many of you would be allowed that in your room?

#10 Delightful Decals

If printing off bunting isn’t for you, why not give decals a try like @piggybankdiaries?

Teacher Desk Organisation - cutting out letter decals can be a simple but effective way to make a desk look amazing!

These decals make for an amazing effect on a plain white desk! Try some of these resources for a similar outcome:

Image of Block Beasties - Letter, Number and Punctuation Set

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Block Beasties - Letter, Number and Punctuation Set

Building block themed letters and numbers set.

Teach Starter Publishing66 pages
Image of Minibeasts - Letter, Number and Punctuation Set

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Minibeasts - Letter, Number and Punctuation Set

Minibeast themed letters and numbers set.

Teach Starter Publishing66 pages
Image of Space - Letter, Number and Punctuation Set

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Space - Letter, Number and Punctuation Set

Space themed letters and numbers set.

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#11 Empowering Words

Finally, there’s no better desk display than a positive one – even if it is just to remind your students of their power as a force for good!

Teacher Desk Organisation - Be kind! Use your desk to promote positive messages.

We love @teaching.tinies inspiration teacher desk organisation goal. Be kind in all that you do! Our blog Positivity Posters | Putting Words into Actions outlines exactly why these kinds of words are important, and links to some wonderful positivity posters!


Did you find any inspiration amongst these teacher desks?

Tag us in your own #teacherdesk ideas @teachstarter!

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