Teachers are always crunched for time, and even more so at the beginning of the school year. That’s why it’s important to be strategic in how you prioritize your time to maximize the hard work you’re putting in. I created this episode as an example of how to focus your efforts on the 20% of things that will get you 80% of results. My goal? Give you as much value in the shortest amount of time.
Listen in to this short episode to hear three tips for lesson planning when you have limited time. I also share several free resources you can use to help prioritize the content you will teach to make up for lost instructional time.
Summary & Highlights:
In this episode, Chrissy shares resources and tips to help you maximize your planning and instructional time, including:
a free resource she created called the Prioritize Time HOW TO Guide, which is part of the Increase Access to Grade-Level Math Resource Bundle
suggestions for how to prioritize at the yearlong and unit planning levels
3 places to focus daily planning: learning goal of the lesson, planning for accessibility, and planning for discussion
a resource from the Council of the Great City Schools with six principles and strategies for addressing unfinished learning due to school closures
a resource suite and video series from Illustrative Mathematics to support distance learning and unfinished learning
3 tips for planning when time is limited: Prioritize, Repurpose, Timebox