Identify those time wasters, replace with smooth strategies and enjoy the extra teaching time. This article presents practical tips for maximizing your time in the classroom by increasing efficiency and pinpointing just where those minutes are disappearing to.
This is a quick-read (as it should be...we are talking about time savers here!) with a few more tips to save you precious minutes here and there. Implement these small changes and start collecting more time for what's really important.
"Work smarter, not harder"...a great quote! We, as teachers, have so much to do. It's wonderful to find ways to really make the time count and streamline processes without compromising student learning. Read about CHAMP and ACCESS to see if these ideas would help in your classroom when trying to get rid of pesky time wasters.
These time wasters are completely common. So common, in fact, you may have thought they were impossible to avoid but fear not...solutions are a click away. I personally like the idea of a group-generating app, the kids will likely love it, it's a fair system, a time-saver and a nice way to incorporate a little technology into your room. It's always a bonus to find ways that technology can save you time!
Hear from teacher/administrator Ben Johnson on some of the top time wasters and what can be done about them. Do you find yourself always passing out papers? Writing endless notes on the whiteboard for students to copy? Get some practical tips here to combat these time wasters.