Hi everyone. My new year's resolution was to focus on ways to make my life easier (both at home and at work). I have been really focusing on what will save time, simplify, and reduce stress. I's love to hear what you do to make teaching run more smoothly for you. I'll also post a thread for the same topic, but regarding home life. Here's a few things that work for me: 1. The Circa Levenger notebook system (I also combine with compatible Rollabind products.) 2. Franklin Covey Laptop tote--this is my teacher bag. I LOVE it. I only use this bag and bring it to work, to car, and inside the house everyday. no exceptions. Right after I lock my classroom door I put my keys in the side pocket and get my car keys out of the same side pocket (rather than my purse). I haven't misplaced my keys yet! 3. Wear my classroom keys (and ID) on a lanyard around my neck during the day. 4. the flylady control journal (flylady.net) I made one for work tasks (check email, grade assignments, etc) to help form a routine. I have a list for the morning and for the afternoon for each workday and check off as I go. 5. online-stopwatch.com I set this for 5, 7, or 10 min at the end of the day and declutter my desk. I usually find ALL of the papers I was looking for in the process.