Teaching is a profession which requires you to be ULTRA organized. You have crazy weird time constraints ("second period starts at 9:34 and ends at 10:29, at which point you only have three minutes to use the bathroom and make it to the third floor of the building"). You have weird location requirements ("fourth period you teach a physics lab course in someone's ELA classroom"). And you have a million tasks to keep track of ("grade the math test by Tuesday, email a student's family, make your lessons for next week, debrief your observation with your admin"). Teaching requires the highest levels of executive functioning (organization, chunking up larger tasks, etc.), yet we rarely teach this skill to our students.
Sneak Peak! ’20-’21 Teacher Planning Workbook
TOMORROW my '20-'21 Teacher Planning Workbook will be live on Amazon! I created this workbook because it's what I want to use to plan for next year. It's full of meaningful reflection questions and space for planning everything from your classroom set-up (if we're in-person), to supplies, to calendars, and even clubs.
Define Your Teacher “WHY”
What is your Teacher "Why"? What even IS a Teacher "Why"? Your Teacher "Why" is a few sentences or a paragraph about why you first became a teacher, and what keeps you in teaching year after year. Teaching isn't just a job, it's a profession with a clear impact. And for many teachers it's their vocation.