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Taming the Time Stealers

Taming the Time Stealers
Tricks of the Trade From Organized Teachers

April 1999 | 176 pages | Corwin

Being better organized can help any teacher be more effective. How would you like to be more organized, more effective, and in the process, find more time for yourself?

Here's a hands-on guide to managing the multitude of diverse tasks that make up a busy school day. Practical ideas from real classroom teachers help you organize your time and your memory. These "Timestealer Tamers," as the authors call them, will give you the boost you need to maximize your performance.

Find out how you can:

  • Tame your administrative paperwork and cut the time you spend on it
  • Streamline handling and storing of your classroom teaching materials
  • Contain nonprint materials in ways that add to your professional classroom atmosphere
  • Identify the "junk" cluttering your classroom and your life and get rid of it
  • Help your students learn to be better organized

Use checklists to free yourself from having to remember every tiny detail. Find more time in your schedule and use it to become a more effective teacher. Make sure you can give your students the full value of your teaching abilities.

Organizing Your Time and Memory
Buried Under Administrative Paperwork?
Managing Instructional Print Material
Corralling Nonprint Materials
Taking the Cure

From Simple to Complex

Organizing Your Teaching
Helping Students Learn to Organize Themselves
Teaching Students with Special Needs
Working with Parents
Requesting Assistance
Organizational Strategies for Your Soul

"In an attempt to help their students improve, the authors surveyed well-organized teachers about their "Time Stealer Tamers" to share with the aspiring teachers. Here they share their useful suggestions with a wider audience."

G. E. Pawlas, University of Central Florida
CHOICE, 2000

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