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Getting and Staying Organized

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3 months ago
I keep an old fashioned to do list on a legal pad I keep with me everywhere I go at work, a calendar on my phone, and files with tasks of varying degrees of urgency that I review according to my to do list and calendar. This works well for me, but I'm struggling to help my new teachers get and stay organized with all the ongoing daily/weekly tasks, as well as random new tasks thrown in throughout the day. Does anyone have a simple and effective way of keeping organized that supports compliance and allows you to focus on students?
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3 months ago
Hello!

This past year I went back to teaching after 9 years away from the classroom. I found a great website that has several templates for keeping organized. https://jessicazannini.com/2018/07/23/teaching-tips-my-secret-to-getting-it-all-done/

(I hope this is okay to add this website in here I am new to SimpleK12)

They have helped me keep up with my to-do lists and keep my notes organized. I printed off copies and kept them in a 3-ring folder. It was my go-to binder with all of the papers I needed to keep with me.

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2 months ago
Quote from Candace K
Hello!

This past year I went back to teaching after 9 years away from the classroom. I found a great website that has several templates for keeping organized. https://jessicazannini.com/2018/07/23/teaching-tips-my-secret-to-getting-it-all-done/

(I hope this is okay to add this website in here I am new to SimpleK12)

They have helped me keep up with my to-do lists and keep my notes organized. I printed off copies and kept them in a 3-ring folder. It was my go-to binder with all of the papers I needed to keep with me.

Thank you so much for sharing! This is a great help. :-)
1 month ago
I have tried numerous organization techniques over the year so to keep organized. At this time I have a variety that I use for school and home.

I find a giant calendar very helpful to both students and family. Posted in the classroom where they can look at the monthís activities and plan ahead is helpful.

I use calendar on my phone and sync it with other family members and add the school internet calendar so everyone knows the schedule.

Planbook.com has been a huge help for our teachers and administrators.

Lessons canít easily be shared and changed.

Of course, the large teacher planning book is still useful as I like to see the flow of the lessons at a glance and it is helpful for long term planning. For personal use, I love the iBloom life and business planner where it breaks down the goals and activities by time, week, and month. Very organized and useful in this busy life of ours!
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1 month ago
Quote from rborkoskietter@olgcschool.org
I have tried numerous organization techniques over the year so to keep organized. At this time I have a variety that I use for school and home.

I find a giant calendar very helpful to both students and family. Posted in the classroom where they can look at the month?s activities and plan ahead is helpful.

I use calendar on my phone and sync it with other family members and add the school internet calendar so everyone knows the schedule.

Planbook.com has been a huge help for our teachers and administrators.

Lessons can?t easily be shared and changed.

Of course, the large teacher planning book is still useful as I like to see the flow of the lessons at a glance and it is helpful for long term planning. For personal use, I love the iBloom life and business planner where it breaks down the goals and activities by time, week, and month. Very organized and useful in this busy life of ours!

Thank you for sharing!
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1 month ago
I am much like you in this regard; I have a small & large legal pad which I try to use for dedicated activities/content. I have a dry erase calendar posted in my office and just began using my Google calendar more religiously. Thanks for starting this thread!
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4 weeks ago
Quote from Cherith
I am much like you in this regard; I have a small & large legal pad which I try to use for dedicated activities/content. I have a dry erase calendar posted in my office and just began using my Google calendar more religiously. Thanks for starting this thread!

Thank you for sharing! :-)
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4 weeks ago
Quote from Candace K
Hello!

This past year I went back to teaching after 9 years away from the classroom. I found a great website that has several templates for keeping organized. https://jessicazannini.com/2018/07/23/teaching-tips-my-secret-to-getting-it-all-done/

(I hope this is okay to add this website in here I am new to SimpleK12)

They have helped me keep up with my to-do lists and keep my notes organized. I printed off copies and kept them in a 3-ring folder. It was my go-to binder with all of the papers I needed to keep with me.
Basic Member
4 weeks ago
Quote from Cherith
I am much like you in this regard; I have a small & large legal pad which I try to use for dedicated activities/content. I have a dry erase calendar posted in my office and just began using my Google calendar more religiously. Thanks for starting this thread!
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