What are you doing this summer?
- Driving the kids to and from camps
- Working a second job
- Cleaning the house at last
- None of the above
No matter what you are doing, I have a tip that is going to save you time and energy when you start back to school.
Put in an hour each week preparing for your first month of school.
I know, you are probably thinking, “What?! I’m on vacation!” And you are! But then again, we also know that educators and therapists never truly have vacation. We are always learning, reading, creating, buying, and organizing. We think about our students at the oddest times, even in dreams. Why not make the most of your summer break by relaxing MOST of the time, but also spending .4% of your week ensuring a more successful transition back to work?!
3 Secrets To Productivity
1. Decide on a “work” hour for the week and write it into your schedule.
In this example, I have decided that I will be working on Tuesdays from 8-9am. Although you can be flexible and work around vacations and events, I would suggest that for the most part you stick with a consistent day and time.
2. Make a list of every project that you could get done in an hour.
Here are some examples:
- Welcome to speech letter
- Positive incentives/rewards program
- Rules poster
- Developing themes for the year
- Downloading “Back to school” materials from TPT
3. Write down exactly which project you are going to tackle each week.
That’s it! Easy peasy!
So get to it and schedule your hour on your calendar right now! Then come back and tell me in the comments which projects you are going to take on this summer!
Are you interested in taking your organization to the next level? Consider taking one of my highly sought after online courses:
The Organized SLP (sign up for June’s waiting list)
Productivity and Organization for Women (begin anytime!)