Time Management for NQTs

This is the under-development page of Time Management for NQTs.

Time Management is, for most NQTs, a frustrating business.

Why is there so much stuff? Click here.



Teachers' Guides

A number of Teacher's Guides
have been published which may be of value to NQTs....

A Teachers Guide to Stress - click here
A Teachers Guide to Getting Up in the Morning - click here
A Teachers Guide to Leaving Work on Time - click here
A Teachers Guide to Half Term - click here.
A Teachers Guide to Sleep - click here
A Teachers Guide to Weekends - click here
A Teachers Guide to Procrastination - click here
A Teachers Guide to Winding Down - click here

.. and some, less so. The fact is that, for the average NQT, the notion of Work-Life Balance is a bit of a joke. Until you develop slick methods of planning and assessment, you are condemned to a Work-Work existence. However, in order to show light at the end of the tunnel...

A Teachers Guide to the Work-Life Thing - click here.

and for a little light relief, A Teacher's Guide to Staffroom Jargon here.




The Admin Game

The Admin Game is an exercise simulating the tedium and frustration of handling routine correspondence in a typical Secondary school. You can't wait can you?

Click here.



Efficient Methods

Here are example methods for some of the most common time-thieves. These are unlikely to exactly suit your particular school and situation, and they aren't intended to represent great teaching, but they show examples of the kind of thinking you should apply.

For a discussion of efficient Marking, click here

For a discussion of efficient Meetings, click here

For a discussion of efficient Homework, click here

For a discussion of efficient Filing, click here

For a discussion of efficient Parental Communication, click here.

For a discussion of efficient Lesson Planning, see below

For a discussion of efficie
nt E-Mail Handling, click here

For a discussion of efficent Performance Management, click here

For a discussion of efficient Reports, click here



Lesson Planning

Well here's some welcome good news: Lesson Planning doesn't exist. Not in the wonderful world of TM4T. We have different ideas. Click here.




Starters

From a time management perspective, this is something that NQTS often get wrong. Click here.




Stress

Whether or not you have time to read the theoretical waffle in the Teachers' Guides, you should definitely develop some techniques that you can deploy when it all gets a bit too much.  This is what we call the Stress Armoury, and it's here.