Teaching Organizational Skills to Virtual Students

Chi WhitleyBlog, Differentiate Better, Manage Better

TL;DR: For students, being able to organize one’s schedule and keeping track of assignments is a life skill. Being organized is a learned skill that takes some students more time to conquer than others. Students should feel accomplished after mastering organization skills, especially in virtual school. This post includes PDF copies of virtual organizers for students. As a former educator, … Read More

The Impact of NOW in the Classroom

Lindsay TitusBlog, Self Care Better

TL;DR: It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by a never-ending to-do list. Start by prioritizing tasks based on urgency vs. emergency. Use the P.A.U.S.E. technique (planting your feet on the ground, acknowledging where you are in the current moment, using what you know to be true, say what you see around you, exhale/inhale) to slow down and be present in the … Read More

Strategies for Managing Your To-Do Lists

Bobbie FrenchBlog, Manage Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: Many people find their to-do lists turning into a pile of sticky notes. Go beyond sticky notes to keep track of your to-do lists. Schedule your events in Google Calendar, keep a notebook close by, and set alarms for reminders. This post includes an example of an organizer to use for managing your tasks. In March 2020, the lines … Read More

It’s Time to Get Clear with Your Time!

Lindsay TitusBlog, Manage Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: Time is something many people feel like they don’t have enough of. This post shares 5 actionable steps to start making the most of your time each day, including monitoring your language and mindset, reflecting on how you’re currently spending your time, noting how long activities take, blocking time to increase productivity, and delegating! 2 organizers are shared for … Read More

Routine vs. Schedule

Becky ThalBlog, Lead Better, Manage Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: Establishing a flexible routine for children includes your morning routine, work routine, downtime routine, and evening routine. Kids can either follow a strict schedule or a daily routine. It’s important to remember that life happens—circumstances and emotions change day to day. Now that I am a few weeks into remote teaching with both my students and my own three … Read More