http://www.mftrou.com/prioritizing-tasks.html

http://newteachersupport.suite101.com/article.cfm/use_teacher_preparation_time_carefully

http://www.edutopia.org/learn-masters

Monday's Planning Period

· Walk from classroom to teacher's work room - 5 min.
· Check attendance records and write tardy detention slips - 7 min.
· Take detention slips to deans' mailboxes - 4 min.
· Take a bathroom break - 5 min.
· Take papers out of brief case and sort for work - 2 min.
· Answer unexpected parent phone call - 6 min.
· Discuss a teaching strategy with colleague - 4 min.
· Grade nine essays spending three minutes with each - 27 min.
Tuesday's Planning Period
· Walk from classroom to teacher's work room - 5 min.
· Check attendance records and write tardy detention slips - 7 min.
· Take detention slips to deans' mailboxes - 4 min.
· Take a bathroom break - 5 min.
· Attend a committee meeting - 30 min.
· Go to dean's office to get passes, detentions and referrals - 6 min.
· Chat with campus officer - 3 min.
Wednesday's Planning Period
· Attend an IEP meeting for a Special Education student - 45 min.
· Check attendance records and write tardy detention slips - 7 min.
· Take a bathroom break - 5 min.
· Drink a cup of coffee - 3 min.
Thursday's Planning Period
· Walk from classroom to teacher's work room - 5 min.
· Check attendance records and write tardy detention slips - 7 min.
· Take a bathroom break - 5 min.
· Write next week's lesson plans in plan book - 30 min.
· Make a parent phone call about a truant student - 6 min.
· Speak to the dean about a referral - 7 min.
Friday's Planning Period
· Walk from classroom to teacher's work room - 5 min.
· Check attendance records and write tardy detention slips - 7 min.
· Write a short quiz - 19 min.
· Take a bathroom break - 5 min.
· Grade six essays spending three minutes with each - 18 min.
· Enter cooperative learning grades for one assignment to all five classes - 6 min.
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