Staring at an infinite to-do list can take a toll on your motivation. But I don’t have to tell you that. Here are a few sticking points that might be making your list unmanageable. Plus, how to get (closer to) a list of things that are actually doable—and then done. (more…)
Sometimes, you need to talk to someone now—or as close to now as possible. While I can’t always guarantee an immediate session, I try to accommodate these whenever I can. You can book as little as 15 minutes in advance, and the price is the same as a regular session. However, the bookings are by phone only and do require approval. If I can make it to a session at the time you have chosen, you’ll get an approval notification and I will call you at the scheduled time. If not, I’ll get in touch as soon as possible to see if we can schedule another time that works for both of us. If we can’t find a time to connect soon, your fee will be fully refunded. (more…)
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As someone who has spent 15 years writing about teachers and working with teachers, I often get asked some form of this question:
“What’s the one piece of advice you’d give to any teacher?”
It sounds like a deceptively simple question—something that might lead to an inspirational cliche or a long, thoughtful pause followed by, “Well. . . it depends.”
But I have a definite answer, and it’s one I believe in strongly.
Two of the most finite resources in education are teachers’ time and energy. It’s always helpful to keep this in mind when deciding how much time and energy to budget for a task.
But that’s just part of the story. It’s also important to note that not all time is equally valuable. (more…)