Change 1: move my desk from the back of the classroom to the front. It's right up front, where everyone can see it daily. If it becomes an unsightly wreck, I will be more embarrassed; thus, I have more incentive to keep it clutter-free. (I have found this method effective in the past: leverage your environment to make it help you get to where you want to be.)
|What my students see looking forward toward my desk.|
Flylady recommends you keep your sink shiny and clean (in your house), knowing that this oasis of cleanliness and calm will carry forward your efforts to keep your house tidy and organized. I'm sure that my desk at school is the equivalent of a shiny sink.
|Look at that desktop: it feels so clean!!!|
|In-box: a slight paperwork buildup|