Sunday, 11 January 2015
Time Management for School Leaders #SAVMP
Here is my response to Joe Mazza's post on the #SAVMP blog - on time management
Not sure I can use the egg timer idea - Pomodoro Technique to section off my time, but I work really hard at my gmail. I have to say that as an administrator, gmail is easily the biggest time waster. I now flag important emails and I archive all the rest. I am sure I archive over 200 emails every time I do a 'cleaning', which really should be every day.
The second biggest time waster are meetings - especially at the district level. Unfortunately, I can't control this, but I wish someone would take a look at how much time we waste in traditional meetings that by and large accomplish absolutely nothing.
Without a doubt, the best use of my time remains working with staff, students and parents - that's it. My time management goal for this year will be to spend more time on these big 'rocks' and less time on e-mail and somehow on useless meetings!