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My Coaching Office

I don’t know about you guys, but I just love love {yes two loves, not a typo} peeking inside the work spaces of other coaches and teachers. Educators have some seriously creative super powers when it comes to organizing and decorating and there’s so many good ideas we can steal from each other! Since it’s nearly November, I thought it was high time for me to give you a peek inside my own coaching work space. Take a look around and if there are any ideas that catch your eye, feel free to steal away!

To start, you’ll likely notice I’m no longer in my PD Pad. Our school recently received a remodel, so I now have an office to work in, which makes me feel pretty official. There’s a retractable wall just to the right of the round table which we slide back every Thursday for PD to create a large gathering space for teachers.

I use the larger table when I’m meeting with teams of teachers and the round table for smaller gatherings.


I set up the desk on the left as a space for our school designer to work when she visits on Mondays and Thursdays.

up-close-at-desksA few years ago I made the decision to do away with my big, bulky file cabinet. After some ruthless purging, I was able to downscale to a tidy little file box that I tuck away behind my bag. I’m pretty discriminating when deciding what paper documents to keep. The large majority of my files I now store electronically.

file-box-with-textMy desk is fairly small so there isn’t space to stack a bunch of unnecessary stuff. I try to keep it as clutter free as I can.



I just made this fun desktop wallpaper. If you like it too, download it here.

HustleAnything that needs to be processed goes into my inbox. At the end of each day I process away.


To the right of my desk I set up a teacher resource book area.


Rafe Esquith is one of my favorite educators and I love his motto, “Be nice, Work hard.”


Feel free to steal this download!

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Here’s a view from the back of my office.


These are our five staff habits. They’re nice to have displayed in a location that I can easily reference.


Rather than going with the offer of standard Staples bookshelves, I chose to hunt down a more stylish option. I went with the Ikea Expedit shelving unit in grey and worked in a mix of open and closed storage.


I added labels to the baskets so I can quickly find what I’m looking for.


And of course my space wouldn’t be complete without a coffee station. I splurged this year and bought a Nespresso machine and I love it! Everyday I look forward to my 3:00 espresso break. Mmmm…coffee…


Well there you have it! What do you think?!

Thanks for reading,