5s Techniques to Optimize Classroom Organization
Moreno López, Stephanie L.
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This research project was focused in the 5s methodology for the improvement of an elementary classroom. The 5s is defined as a method of five steps that seeks to improve working space, eliminate waste and improve efficiency within the service industry. This methodology can be utilized to improve any service or space. In this research the 5s tool can be utilized to improve the organization and time management with a small classroom that provides tutoring services for elementary students. An organized space is fundamental for the proper classroom management techniques. In order to optimize space and improve time management in the classroom the 5s methodology was used. The name of the steps is derived from the Japanese language. These are: Seiri, Seiton, Seiso, Seiketsu, Shitsuke. Its beginnings were in the Toyota Corporation in 1960 with the objective of achieving a well-organized and clean working environment that could be sustained permanently. This research seeks to optimize a small classroom, improve lesson plans being carried and time management, promote organization skills and positive habits. This is important for appropriate classroom management techniques such as increased students focus, promote self-awareness of shared space, reduce waste, reduce negative impact in the lesson plan and increase student’s motivation. The 5s methodology brings a structure and tools to improve a process by optimizing and increasing efficiency in the service field. In this case optimized space and organization for the results in an elementary tutoring classroom. Key terms ⎯ classroom, improve, management, optimize