Rigor is creating an environment in which each student is expected to learn at high levels,
each student is supported so he or she can learn at high levels,
and each student demonstrates learning at high levels (Blackburn, 2008).

Monday, January 28, 2013

Trouble Staying Organized?

This month's newsletter (you can sign up on the right if you'd like) focused on getting and staying organized.  Here's five tips from my friend Frank Buck:

1.     Use tickler files so your desk stays clear and papers appear when you need them.
2.     Adopt one tool, either a paper planner or software which syncs between your computer and phone. Put everything in it.
3.     Identify all of your tasks which repeat weekly, monthly, or yearly and put them in your system. You’ll never have to think about them again.
4.     Use one paper journal to take notes during phone calls, meetings, and parent conferences. At the end of the day, decide what actions you need to take as a result of what you wrote.
5.     Get your email Inbox to “empty” every day.

    Be sure to check out his blog and other resources, including his books for teachers and leaders.Both books are available from Eye on Education

1 comment:

  1. Barbara,

    Thanks for mentioning the books and including these tips on your blog! The response I have gotten since publishing the books is that the tools and concepts in them really do make a difference and are easy to implement. I hope your readers will visit my blog and take away some good ideas.


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