PLEASE READ THIS IMPORTANT NOTE:
This guide was created to complement a daily series on my blog,
THE CLUTTER-FREE CLASSROOM (www.cfclassroom.com)
**At this time the guide is a “Work in Progress.” That means that as new posts are added to the blog series throughout the month of September 2014, new pages and printables will be added to this guide.**
One of the greatest obstacles everyone faces is time. This is especially true for teachers for several reasons:
✦ much of our day is already accounted for working with students
✦ there are countless additional responsibilities placed upon us daily
✦ frequently communicating with colleagues and parents is required
✦ we need to stay current in our knowledge of a rapidly changing field
✦ many unexpected things pop up and need immediate attention
It is so easy to become overwhelmed. Many educators are leaving teaching and others are feeling stretched too thin and feeling stressed, tired and “burnt-out” as a result. Effective teaching requires energy and a positive attitude. While many administrative and government-mandated requirements are out of our control, there are numerous ways teachers can save lots of time and function more efficiently which will help to make teaching more enjoyable and will greatly benefit both the teacher and the students.
Honestly, the best thing a teacher can do to save time is to declutter and organize the classroom and put systems into place that will make it a self-running learning environment. However, while I do highly recommend you do make the time to do that, the point of this guide is to provide you with a collection of ideas you can use immediately that will provide a big impact in saving you time as a teacher
My hope is that the tips and resources that have been compiled in this guide will help you to use the time allotted for work as productively as possible and provide you with more personal time to enjoy the things that matter most.