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Taking Time to Manage Time

Use these resources to take a fresh approach to time management in your classroom and your career. Several strategies suggested below could be used with student populations as well, particularly middle and high school students who find it more and more difficult to keep track of long range projects and multiple sets of expectations. For any educator, these approaches might well be the catalyst for revitalizing your own practice by providing you what we all need: more time.
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Taking Time to Manage Time
  • Dan Ryder says:
    A TEDx Talk from Rory Vaden where he provides both a history of time management techniques and a new paradigm we should consider in the modern age and moving forward. Jump to the 6:00 mark if you want to get right into the idea of multipliers and three-dimensional thinking and time management.
  • Dan Ryder says:
    Spoiler Alert: The three steps boil down to list, budget, execute. Instead take a look the 16 additional suggestions here that feature some highly practical and "oh yeah . . . " common sense approaches to time management. As an infographic, it makes a nice reminder to post in a place you'll remember to check.
  • Dan Ryder says:
    10 suggestions for entrepreneurs on how to better manage their time. What is a classroom educator but an ambitious professional often feeling they have to manage a great many different aspects of their jobs all at once with challenging goals and multiple possible pathways to those ends? These suggestions could have big impact in a hurry for any teacher or administrator.
  • Dan Ryder says:
    A companion site to Ferris' book, The Four-Hour Workweek, there are categorized and briefly annotated lists of time management tools and a number of graphic organizers to help as well. While not as effective without the context of the book, most of these links take users to other apps and processes that work just fine without having read Ferris' thoughts on them.
  • Dan Ryder says:
    Bullet journaling does not work for everyone, but it has proven to be transformative for its practitioners. Built around coded lists, bullet journaling helps with task management, brainstorming, and organization, creating a place to list and system to track the items on those list.
  • Dan Ryder says:
    While not expressly a time management strategy, the (Co) Creative Compass is a simple, yet robust tool for problem solving and goal setting. It provides a different framework for setting priorities, creating to-do lists, and tracking progress toward goals. With some practice, it can be as quick and easy as any sort of sticky note list or chicken scratched doodle.