Manage Your Time

In Chapter 9: Be a Learner of Onward, Elena Aguilar discusses the need to understand and implement ways to manage both your time and your energy. This is essential to survival in the field of education. Today we discuss managing your time, and tomorrow we will dive into managing your energy.

What story are you telling yourself about your relationship to time? We all have different approaches and strategies for managing our time, so I love the suggestions that Elena offers for what she has found most useful and relevant for educators (find descriptions of these in Onward on pages 236-238:

  • Confront the planning fallacy
  • Chunk it
  • Make to-do lists
  • Obey the calendar
  • Use focusing mechanisms
  • Stop multitasking

Speaking of multitasking(such a hard one for me to break!) found this great article 10 Real Risks of Multitasking To Body and Mind.

Which suggestion of Elena’s do you need to take to heart?