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ERIC Number: ED210250
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Time Management for Educators.
Burden, Paul R.
Time management principles can help teachers become more aware of ways in which time can be used to the greatest advantage. An exploration of personal time perspectives is a step toward establishing effective patterns of behavior. Productivity may be high in the morning and low in the late afternoon, for example, and organizing some activities to fit these energy curves relieves stress and permits a balance of personal and professional needs. In setting realistic and attainable goals, time may be used to develop actions and plans for achieving them. Since much of the school environment is time-governed or time-bound, it is important to know which aspects of school life and school time cannot be controlled. Working within these constraints and eliminating interruptions during controlled school time produces a more effective use of time. It is important to plan and to understand personal priorities, and to follow through on these priorities before accepting new responsibilities. Knowing and using the support system available is essential in accomplishing work that must be done. Other supportive teachers, secretaries, principals, students, or parents are essential for good time management. Other suggestions for wise use of time are: concentration on the task at hand, learning not to procrastinate, and following through and finishing projects. A time management check-list is included. Three time management activities, designed to pinpoint areas of time waste, procrastination, and priority organization, are appended. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Time Management
Note: Paper presented at the Rural and Small School Conference (Manhattan, KS, November 17, 1981).