Make the most of your time—and your leadership Is your school’s vision getting buried under paperwork? Are goals constantly pushed aside for small emergencies? If you spend more time picking up pieces than putting them together, this is your book. Written by seasoned school principals, this plan of action will get you back to the instructional leadership that made you want this job in the first place. As educational technology helps you maximize your efficiency, you’ll see improvement where it counts—in teaching, student achievement, morale, and resource management. This comprehensive guide features: • Easy-to-follow, single-topic chapters • Standards–based scenarios and questions • Time management self-assessments • Easily adaptable experiential exercises • Strategies for battling the “silent time thief” Tailor-made for overworked administrators just like you, you’ll become the leader you want to be—and promote a positive school culture where teachers and students thrive. “The authors have lived the demanding schedule as school leaders. They provide real advice on how to keep the balance with the demands of school leadership and to give the gift of time to family and self.” –Dr. Tricia Peña, Professor Northern Arizona University “This book should be a must read for every practicing or aspiring administrator. The authors take a fresh look at time management issues while maintaining a focus on principles of effective leadership and applications of emerging technology.” –Chris Hubbuch, Principal Excelsior Springs Middle School, MO
Chapter 1: Time Management and Your Leadership
Time Management and Your Leadership
So much time and so little to do. Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it!
So Much Time and So Little to Do
Principals, teachers, paraprofessionals, and auxiliary staff can all smile at Willy’s time assessment. Harried, frustrated, and exhausted, principals lament the need for additional time to complete their assigned duties.
If you are reading this book, your reality is most likely “So little time and so much to do,” whether you sit in central office, a campus office, a classroom, or a ...