Many of us are setting resolutions for the upcoming year and I think one of the most important things we can do as educational leaders is to stay focused. 💪
Here are some tips that have helped me through my days 📅
How to Stay Focused as an Educational Leader: 🕵
Before the kids get in check your list (see set 6) be sure these things are scheduled (see step 5).
1️⃣ Start your day with the kids. Greet them when they enter the building. 🚌
2️⃣As kids settle into first period stop into classes and greet your teaches and students. Wish them a great day, connect with individual students and teachers. If you can't make it to all of the classes each morning keep a list of which ones you hit so you can be sure you "touch" each class each week. 👩🏫
3️⃣ Go to your office and shut your door. Take 30 minutes to check and respond to your emails. This ensures you can start the day off with a clear inbox. If it should be handled by someone else send it to him/her/them with a timeline of when you want it completed. 💻
4️⃣Check your voicemails. Same as above, respond to what you need to respond to, get more information if necessary, return calls. ☎️
5️⃣ Follow your calendar, be sure you calendarize your activities. Have your meetings, walk-throughs, paperwork time put into your calendar. Is there a time at the end of the day where you can put "Time Sensitive Work". I used to do this to remind me to take care of anything that needed to be done before the end of the day. 📅
6️⃣Before going home make a list of what you need to accomplish the following day. 📜
Try it out and let me know how it does!
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In friendship, love, and leadership,