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Real Talk About Time Management
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Real Talk About Time Management
35 Best Practices for Educators



February 2020 | 224 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.

 
Part I: Time Management Mindset
 
Strategy #1: Ask Yourself Questions
 
Strategy #2: Be Tuned into the Advice Other Teachers give You about Time Management
 
Strategy #3: You Have So Much To Do...Why?
 
Strategy #4: Be a Hunter: Controllable Factors That Add to Your Workload
 
Strategy #5: Change your Language around your Load
 
Strategy #7: Watch Your Water Cooler
 
Strategy #8: 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: 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, Emails, and Social Media...Oh My!
 
Strategy #16: Plan Enough Time for Each Student
 
Strategy #17: Peer Mediators to Save you Time
 
Part III: At School
 
Strategy #18: Healthy Habits and Curriculum
 
Strategy #19: Groupwork
 
Strategy #20: When You Have to Be Present
 
Strategy #22: Technology
 
Strategy #23: Help your Students Manage Their Time
 
Strategy #24: Help your Students Manage Their Time
 
Strategy #25: Get a handle on paperwork
 
Strategy #26: Manage time in Parent Meetings
 
Strategy #27: Extracurricular Activities
 
Strategy #28: Have a System to Keep Up With Emails
 
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: Take care of yourself
 
Strategy #32: Meditation
 
Strategy #33: Enjoy your time after School and on the Weekends
 
Strategy #34: Secondary Trauma
 
Strategy #35: Compassion Fatigu
 
An Open Letter to Teachers
Key features
Many of the features will be consistent with the features in Real Talk About Classroom Management.
  • Real Conversations: humorous anecdotes from new teachers about their time management woes
  • Stories and vignettes from the authors’ personal experiences with time management
  • Your Turn sections after every Strategy to provide opportunities for reflection
  • 35 practical strategies for saving time and maintaining wellness

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