Getting it all Done

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  1. whollyconsumed

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    Does anyone have a task list of what they try to do each day of the week to stay on top of things during the school year?
     
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    In general:
    Monday: update online gradebook, create newsletter, any various catch up tasks
    Tuesday: grade daily papers
    Wednesday: plan literacy for next week, grade papers
    Thursday: plan math and science for next week, grade papers
    Friday: prep for lessons, make copies
     
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    I keep a running list: to copy, to file, phone calls, etc.
     
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    Last year was roughly (very roughly)
    Monday - grading
    Tuesday - planning for one of my courses
    Wednesday - big picture/long term/data-related planning
    Thursday - planning for another of my courses
    Friday - copies
     
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    I like this idea. I know that I will end up trying to everything...every day...every week. Something like this would help me spread it around and probably do a better job.
     
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    That is what I was thinking misswteaches. A little but of focus would go a long way for me.
     
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    I teach at two different schools and rush from one to another. I found I was forgetting to do some things, or spending too much time on some tasks and not enough on others I wanted to avoid. I made myself a daily chart that lists a lot of tasks, some very small, but it helps me keep on track. The top part are the things I need to do daily, and the bottom part are bigger ones divided out during the week. For example, an every day task might be feed the animals and a weekly task would be file papers, etc.

    I post it by my desk and consult it daily and it has helped.
     
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    I do. I also find that in addition to "batching" tasks on a specific day of the week it is helpful to collaborate with a colleague to split the tasks. My teaching partner does all our copies one week and I do it the next. When planning your schedule try really hard to get everything done before Friday so you can enjoy your weekend recharging. :) Jodi
     
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    That was the goal. For example, I wanted to get far enough ahead that I am not fighting for the copy machine at the end of the week.
     

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