Welcome to HIT—How I Teach….In this episode, I continue teaching about one of my top ten favorite things: time management. Specifically, time management for teachers, parents, and teaching parents!
Last week, in Part I of II, I began with the big picture:
- Definition of time (and how it measures the time we spend on things—and how it continues on and on)
- Infinite or finite? What does that mean?
- How are time and money alike and how are they different?
Then I moved into how to use a monthly calendar, how to have a home-base calendar (if you use a print AND digital calendar both), how to plan for the month, and how to set goals.
Let’s keep going! This week I bring you some more tangible, usable-today tips for your week and your day:
- Using weekly planning sheets by categories
- Using mantras and affirmations as impetus to do the work leading to success (not just to feel good for the moment)
- Letting gratefulness start off your week
- How to ABC your weekly list so that you decide ahead of times what are the top priorities for the week rather than looking at a weekly list where everything looks equal in importance
- How to schedule and hold a Weekly Hour One to get everything that is set down on time blocks for the week
- Blocking Your Time: How to use 15 minutes each morning (or the night before) to completely block your day—tell your time where to go today (as opposed to doing the scheduled/set things and floundering on the in-between times)
- Using a First Five and Fast Five list each day to really hone in on what you need to do above and beyond the “normal”
- Finishing your week with a Weekly Hour Done—15 minutes of feedback for your week
Of course, I have some free planner pages in your Teacher’s Notebook this week! And they are in the Power Point presentation so you can follow along as I teach.
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