“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.

Organize and Unclutter

Organize and Unclutter

Teachers refuse to throw anything out because it might be useful in forty-seven years for that one art project.

—Jill Jackson, teacher and educational consultant

[Ed] Serena and I were having coffee with a couple teachers we know, and we mentioned that we were working on Serena’s second book on the topic of time management for teachers. We told them we were writing a section on how to unclutter your classroom. One of our friends asked if we had ever watched the Netflix series Tidying Up With Marie Kondo. Kondo is also the author of the best-selling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. “You should start there,” our friend told us.

Everybody seems to want to declutter their lives. Let’s take ...

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