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Real Talk About Time Management

Real Talk About Time Management
35 Best Practices for Educators

May 2020 | 216 pages | Corwin

“This book is exactly what busy teachers need! I found so many tips and strategies to streamline all the busyness of planning, grading, collaborating, interacting with parents, engaging students, and even the layout of the classroom. What a joy to read!”
Janel Meehan
English Language Arts Teacher, Grades 6 and 7
San Diego Unified School District
San Diego, CA

Gain more productive time in each day! Real talk about managing time, reducing stress, and avoiding teacher burnout.

Do you love teaching but feel overwhelmed by getting it all done? Effective time management skills transform teacher confidence and morale, energize and engage students, and improve the learning climate of a classroom—for both you and your students.

Time management directly relates to classroom management, your personal sanity, and your overall quality of life inside and outside of the classroom. Time management experts Serena Pariser and Edward F. DeRoche are here to help you reduce stress and find more time in your day with short, practical time management strategies that can greatly improve your classroom learning environment and your mental health. Weaving wellness research with classroom-tested tips and tricks on everything from lesson planning to grading to meeting the needs of individual students, Real Talk About Time Management includes

·         35 practical, teacher-proven strategies for saving time and setting personal boundaries

·         Stories and vignettes from educators about proactive time management adjustments that worked

·         Real anecdotes from new teachers about the challenges of time management

·         “Your Turn” questions after every strategy that invite personal reflection and strategic planning

Students deserve teachers who are energized, optimistic, and in control of the daily grind while still having the energy and time to foster meaningful connections. Develop proactive habits for managing time and give your best self to your students.
About the Authors
Part I: Time Management Mindset
Strategy #1: Ask Yourself Questions
Strategy #2: Be Tuned in to the Advice Other Teachers Give You About Time Management
Strategy #3: You Have So Much to Do . . . Why?
Strategy #4: Be a Hunter: Track Down Controllable Factors That Add to Your Workload
Strategy #5: Change Your Language Around Your Workload
Strategy #6: Am I Scraping the Right Car?
Strategy #7: Watch Your Water Cooler
Strategy #8: Get Unstuck When You Feel Paralyzed by Too Much to Do
Strategy #9: Organize and Unclutter
Strategy #10: Prep Where It Counts Before the Start of School
Part II: Planning
Strategy #11 Cut Down Your Grading Time
Strategy #12: Meetings: Stick to an Agenda to Save Time
Strategy #13: What’s Your Right Climate?
Strategy #14: Be Proactive, Not Reactive With Tasks
Strategy #15: Cell Phones, E-mails, and Social Media . . . Oh My!
Strategy #16: Plan Enough Time for Each Student
Strategy #17: Peer Mediators to Save Time in Your Classroom
Part III: At School
Strategy #18: Healthy Habits With Curriculum
Strategy #19: Groupwork
Strategy #20: When We Have to Be Present
Strategy #21: Manage Time in Your Lessons
Strategy #22: Technology
Strategy #23: Necessary Multitasking
Strategy #24: Helping Your Students Manage Their Time
Strategy #25: Get a Handle on Paperwork
Strategy #26: Manage Time in Parent Conferences/Parent Meetings
Strategy #27: Managing Your Time Dealing With Extracurricular Activities
Strategy #28: Have a System to Keep Up With E-mails
Strategy #29: Know When to Take Little Breaks Throughout the Day
Part IV: At Home
Strategy #30: Manage Correspondence With Parents and Students
Strategy #31: Taking Care of Yourself
Strategy #32: Meditation
Strategy #33: Enjoy Your Time After School and on the Weekends
Strategy #34: Secondary Trauma
Strategy #35: Compassion Fatigue
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