Today we’re going to talk about 5-time management tips for teachers.
Teachers must have excellent time management skills to balance their long-term teaching plans with the immediate needs of their students and parents, and the influx of paperwork.
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If you aren’t careful, your career can take over your life to a point where you have little to know time for a personal life. While this will work in the beginning, you can’t sustain this over time without feeling exhausted and eventually burning out.
I don’t want that to happen to you, so let’s get started:
When you get into work in the morning, prioritize three things that you must do. Then, write down number beside it based on order or importance or make a note of it at the top of your day plan and get started on it as soon as you can.
When you assign a task, make sure to figure out what needs to be graded immediately, what can wait, what students can help with or if it even requires grading.
#2. Parent Hours
Set aside specific time when parents can meet with you, whether virtually or in person. Email your parents your office hours and stick to it so that not only are you not taken advantage of, but you also have time for yourself.
#3. Student Hours
Setting aside specific times when students can meet with you outside of class time allows children to know when you’re available if they need extra support. It also provides students with clear boundaries so that you have time to work without being constantly interrupted.
#4. Work Time
Set aside and plan for uninterrupted working time. If at all possible, this should be separate from your student and parent meeting hours so that you can make the most of your time at work and then go home to your family.
#5. Create a Plan
Create a detailed plan for what you’ll teach, your prep time and some self-care time. Use the following Lesson Planning Template for Teachers planner.
If you’d like a hands-on approach to planning with free templates, get access to my FREE MASTERCLASS: Systematic Plan to Super Passionate.
I hope you implement these strategies and find some time for yourself.
If in the mean time, if you’re still feeling stressed out, overwhelmed and burnout, then I encourage you to check out the following:
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Until I see you next time, remember to create, experience & teach from the heart.