In the first three weeks of school, I’ve quickly learned that it’s hard to get it all done. My first lesson was in prioritizing things that had to be done at school over work that could be done at home. Meeting with students and teachers, walkthroughs, phone calls…these are jobs that have to be done at school. Research, planning, organizing…I can do these at home more effectively with fewer interruptions.
One “tool” that has really helped me to become more efficient was participation in Justin Baeder’s 21-Day Instructional Leadership Challenge. Principals and assistant principals know that our most important job is to serve as the instructional leaders for the school. The 21-Day Instructional Leadership Challenge offers easy, quick solutions for becoming great instructional leaders while balancing the many other important jobs that we must complete during the day. Each day you will receive a short video that you can watch or (as is my preference) you can read the transcript.
As I start “official” classroom walkthroughs next week, I look forward to implementing some of the great advice that I learned from the 21-Day Instructional Leadership Challenge. If you are looking for some great ideas for streamlining your day and accomplishing more, check out this FREE opportunity.