“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.

Introduction

Introduction

Roughly 61 percent of educators said their work was “always” or “often” stressful, compared with American workers, in general, citing their work was stressful 30 percent of the time, according to a new survey released by the American Federation of Teachers.

—Joel Stice, writing for Education World

Yet it’s also reported that over 96 percent of teachers love their jobs. Let’s face it, we love what we do, we just want to be able to feel less stressed each day doing it.

If we could give you more minutes in the day, how would you use your extra time? Did you know that there are 1,440 minutes in a day? It rarely ever feels that way, especially in our classrooms. Raise your hand if you’ve ever heard ...

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