You’ve already taken the big step in being more efficient with your lesson planning by doing it digitally like we talked about back in episode 50, now it’s time to take it one step further, and really it just makes sense to take it one step further with your time and task management as a teacher. Here’s the truth, as much as what we do in helping kids learn can be super simple, as educators we have plenty of spinning plates in the air. We are in charge of lots of projects and other moving parts of our day, leaving us with somewhere around ten things we’re managing at any given time. There’s got to be a better way to manage all that we do other than in a paper planner or calendar.
Because, here’s the thing… The management of time and tasks is the greatest low-grade, yet constant stressor of life, is it not? Especially for teachers. The autonomy we have as teachers is truly one of the best aspects of the career...
Welcome back to the Teacher Health series here at Teach On A Mission. I'm so glad you decided to carve out some time to join me in this reflection and consideration of ways we can build up teachers and bring them a healthier lifestyle.
In last week's post, Part One of our Teacher Health series, I shared some details around the not-so-secret trend that's occurring in education today... teachers not entering the field in the first place and teachers leaving the field once they get there.
I believe that this exit of teachers en masse is largely due to the unsustainable, super-human pace that's necessary to be effective and a "good" teacher.
This week I'm going to start by sharing a little secret of mine. One that, now that I think about it, I don't think I've even mentioned this to my husband.
It's not a dirty secret, per say, but it's one that reveals my flawed perception of the teaching field when I first entered it and, therefore, the larger, collective...