Time management for teachers: 10 Time Saving Tips that help any teacher get organized for the school year. Includes free checklists, labels, and more!
Time Management for Teachers: 10 Time Saving Tips
Time Management for Teachers Tip #1: BEGINNING OF THE YEAR CHECKLIST
Time Management for Teachers Tip #2: PRINT LABELS WITH STUDENT NAMES
Make multiple copies of your students names ready to go on labels.
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Time Management for Teachers Tip #3: ASSIGN STUDENTS A NUMBER
Provide each student with a number for the entire school year.
Time Management for Teachers Tip #4: CLASS LISTS
Prepare a set of class lists ahead of time. Keep them handy!
Time Management for Teachers Tip #5: SYSTEM OF ORGANIZATION
Decide and set-up an area for supplies, student work, and teacher materials. Have a place for everything!
Time Management for Teachers Tip #6: CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT
Have a few strategies ready to teach your students at the beginning of the year.
Time Management for Teachers Tip #7: DAILY, WEEKLY, MONTHLY TO-DO LISTS
Prepare a list of daily, weekly, and monthly tasks. Have it in a highly visible place!
- check student work
- stack chairs
- sharpen pencils
- hand-out morning work
- mark math work
- wash boards
- lesson planning
- prep materials
- meet with ____
- change out books on bookshelf
- unit planning
- plan assessments
- monthly newsletter
Time Management for Teachers Tip #8: PREPARE IN ADVANCE
Pick one day of the week to get things ready for the following week. Stick to it!
Since the beginning of my career, I know that it is better to prepare and plan my lessons well in advance, instead of the day before. You never know what may happen that might take you away from your prep time. You might get sick or need to be away from school unexpectedly.
Time Management for Teachers Tip #9: WORK & ACTIVITIES FOR EARLY FINISHERS
Prepare extra work, review activities, and educational games for fast finishers. Keep them busy!
Class Fast Finisher cards help students transition from activity to activity and keep them busy when the teacher is working with other students. These activities are simple to prep and are often ones that students complete every day. They are the perfect busy activities that will keep students focused and learning when the rest of the class is completing work.
Time Management for Teachers Tip #10: MAKE AND SAVE SAMPLES
Take the time to make great work samples the first time. Save them!
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