“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.
Part I: Time Management Mindset
- Chapter #1: Ask Yourself Questions
- Chapter #2: Be Tuned in to the Advice Other Teachers Give You About Time Management
- Chapter #3: You Have So Much to Do . . . Why?
- Chapter #4: Be a Hunter: Track Down Controllable Factors That Add to Your Workload
- Chapter #5: Change Your Language Around Your Workload
- Chapter #6: Am I Scraping the Right Car?
- Chapter #7: Watch Your Water Cooler
- Chapter #8: Get Unstuck When You Feel Paralyzed by Too Much to Do
- Chapter #9: Organize and Unclutter
- Chapter #10: Prep Where It Counts Before the Start of School
Part II: Planning
- Chapter #11: Cut Down Your Grading Time
- Chapter #12: Meetings: Stick to an Agenda to Save Time
- Chapter #13: What’s Your Right Climate?
- Chapter #14: Be Proactive, Not Reactive With Tasks
- Chapter #15: Cell Phones, E-mails, and Social Media . . . Oh My!
- Chapter #16: Plan Enough Time for Each Student
- Chapter #17: Peer Mediators to Save Time in Your Classroom
Part III: At School
- Chapter #18: Healthy Habits With Curriculum
- Chapter #19: Groupwork
- Chapter #20: When We Have to Be Present
- Chapter #21: Manage Time in Your Lessons
- Chapter #22: Technology
- Chapter #23: Necessary Multitasking
- Chapter #24: Helping Your Students Manage Their Time
- Chapter #25: Get a Handle on Paperwork
- Chapter #26: Manage Time in Parent Conferences/Parent Meetings
- Chapter #27: Managing Your Time Dealing With Extracurricular Activities
- Chapter #28: Have a System to Keep Up With E-mails
- Chapter #29: Know When to Take Little Breaks Throughout the Day
Part IV: At Home