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Real Talk About Time Management: 35 Best Practices for Educators / Edition 1

Real Talk About Time Management: 35 Best Practices for Educators / Edition 1

by Serena Pariser, Edward F. DeRocheSerena Pariser
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Gain more productive time in each day! Real talk about managing time, reducing stress, and avoiding teacher burnout.

Effective time management skills transform teacher confidence and morale, energize and engage students, and improve the learning climate of a classroom—for both you and your students. Weaving wellness research with classroom-tested tips, Real Talk About Time Management helps you improve your classroom learning environment and your mental health. It includes

· 35 practical, teacher-proven strategies for saving time and setting personal boundaries

· Stories from educators about proactive time management adjustments that worked

· “Your Turn” questions that invite personal reflection and strategic planning

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781544376912
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 03/05/2020
Series: Corwin Teaching Essentials
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 7.38(w) x 9.12(h) x (d)

About the Author

Serena Pariser, M.A., has twelve years classroom experience in public and charter schools from kindergarten to 12th grade. She has taught in some of the most challenging school settings from coast to coast. In addition to her extensive experience in urban school settings, she also has experience in affluent schools, and has truly seen all sides of education. Most of her full time teaching experience is at the middle school level, although she has experience in high school and elementary school settings. She earned her master's degree in Educational Technology from San Diego State University. She has been a teacher, teacher coach, curriculum designer, and has held leadership positions in school settings. Serena was humbled to be recognized as Teacher of the Year at Gompers Preparatory Academy.

She has been invited to present at three consecutive Character Matters conferences at University of San Diego about integrating character education into the Common Core curriculum. Furthermore, she co-presented at the 2015 UCSD Diving Deep: Common Core and NGSS conference. Serena was a three-year member of the advisory board at the Character Education Resource Center at University of San Diego. She later transitioned into the role of an assistant to the Character Education Resource Center and then to Lead Administrator to the 2017 21st Annual Character Matters Conference, that brings together administrators and teachers from all over the country. In addition, Serena was selected to be a National Evaluator for Schools of Character, where she evaluated elementary schools’ character education programs and determined if they were eligible to be a National School of Character.

In addition to her educational work in the United States, Serena has expanded her educational knowledge around the globe. She coached teachers and modeled best practices and engagement strategies in Kathmandu, Nepal and also taught in rural parts of Turkey. Serena was selected as a U.S. Ambassador with Fulbright Distinguished Teachers Award, which gave her an opportunity to coach teachers in Botswana on engagement strategies, smart technology uses, and best practices in the classroom.

Serena has a national audience of educators on social media and her website at, where she writes educational articles for teachers around the country and globe. She currently works as Assistant Director of Field Experience at University of San Diego, where she has a broader influence on new teachers entering the profession. She also instructs a seminar class for new teachers.

Edward F. De Roche received a BS degree from the University of Maine, an MEd degree from Easter Connecticut State University, and an MA and Ph D from the University of Connecticut. He is currently Professor in the School of Education and Codirector of the International Center for Character Education at the University of San Diego.

He has been an elementary and middle school teacher and principal, a public school board member, a member of two private high school boards, and a school of education dean. He is a consultatant, evaluator, author, teacher trainer, and the recipient of several awards. He has published eight books and over 50 articles on educational topics.

Table of Contents

About the Authors
Part I: Time Management Mindset
Strategy #1: Ask Yourself Questions
Strategy #2: Be Tuned in to the Advice Other Teachers Give You About Time Management
Strategy #3: You Have So Much to Do . . . Why?
Strategy #4: Be a Hunter: Track Down Controllable Factors That Add to Your Workload
Strategy #5: Change Your Language Around Your Workload
Strategy #6: Am I Scraping the Right Car?
Strategy #7: Watch Your Water Cooler
Strategy #8: Get Unstuck When You Feel Paralyzed by Too Much to Do
Strategy #9: Organize and Unclutter
Strategy #10: Prep Where It Counts Before the Start of School
Part II: Planning
Strategy #11 Cut Down Your Grading Time
Strategy #12: Meetings: Stick to an Agenda to Save Time
Strategy #13: What’s Your Right Climate?
Strategy #14: Be Proactive, Not Reactive With Tasks
Strategy #15: Cell Phones, E-mails, and Social Media . . . Oh My!
Strategy #16: Plan Enough Time for Each Student
Strategy #17: Peer Mediators to Save Time in Your Classroom
Part III: At School
Strategy #18: Healthy Habits With Curriculum
Strategy #19: Groupwork
Strategy #20: When We Have to Be Present
Strategy #21: Manage Time in Your Lessons
Strategy #22: Technology
Strategy #23: Necessary Multitasking
Strategy #24: Helping Your Students Manage Their Time
Strategy #25: Get a Handle on Paperwork
Strategy #26: Manage Time in Parent Conferences/Parent Meetings
Strategy #27: Managing Your Time Dealing With Extracurricular Activities
Strategy #28: Have a System to Keep Up With E-mails
Strategy #29: Know When to Take Little Breaks Throughout the Day
Part IV: At Home
Strategy #30: Manage Correspondence With Parents and Students
Strategy #31: Taking Care of Yourself
Strategy #32: Meditation
Strategy #33: Enjoy Your Time After School and on the Weekends
Strategy #34: Secondary Trauma
Strategy #35: Compassion Fatigue
An Open Letter to Teachers

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