productivity

8 New Productivity Tools & Tips for Working from Home @coolcatteacher – Education Article

Working at home changes us. It has undoubtedly changed me as has the time away from the physical presence of my students and colleagues. Despite that some teachers and administrators say they are working less – I’m working much more. So, my method of working has had to change, as well. Here are the 8 Productivity Tools and Tips I’ve started using while working from home.     Listen to Vicki Talk about the Top 8 Tools for Working from…

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Don’t Extend Kids’ School Day; Shorten Parents’ Work Week – Education Article

It’s rough being the parent of an American school student.You often leave for work before your kids have even made it to school yet – and you get home long after they’ve returned.When exactly are you supposed to parent?   Your kids have to get themselves to school. They have to get themselves home. And helping with homework, talking about their days, even setting a good example are all luxuries you have to pay dearly for with an ever-shrinking amount…

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The Top 10 Secrets of an Awesome Tech Coach – Education Article

HERE’S WHAT’S INCLUDED: In this FREE download, you will find tips, ideas, and resources to help you maximize your impact as a coach! CONTENTS   Secret #1: Relationships are EVERYTHING!   Secret #2: Listen More (Talk Less)   Secret #3: Plan & Organize Your Time   Secret #4: Manage Your To-Do List   Secret #5: Keep Meticulous Notes   Secret #6: Plan Meaningful Professional Development   Secret #7: Show Not Tell   Secret #8: Try Alternative PD   Secret #9:…

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6 FREE Google Templates for Creative Productivity  – Education Article

When you ask Lisa Johnson (a.k.a. TechChef4U) to write a guest blog post, she gives you an EPIC blog post with FREE templates! Today you get 6 FREE Google Templates for Creative Productivity! I cannot say enough about how much I admire the work of Lisa Johnson! I’ve already had her on the podcast, and shared her two amazing books on this blog–but in this guest post, she is giving us even more–FOR FREE! Productivity isn’t just for adults, it’s…

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5 Ways to Survive (and Thrive) at Teaching @coolcatteacher – Education Article

Chad Klein is a 22-year educator. He shares his advice for teachers to take care of themselves and love teaching in this quick motivational talk. Listen to Chad Klein give advice on surviving and thriving as a teacher Subscribe to the Show   Get Credit! Some schools, districts, and organizations allow credit for listening to podcasts. Whether they do or don’t, to get the most out of listening you can use this Podcast PD Template Hyperdoc. Just make a copy and…

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20 Ways to Have a Summer That Matters @coolcatteacher – Education Article

Today I want to challenge your thinking about your summer. So, I’ve collected twenty of the best ways to make this summer one of learning. This is a blog post / podcast simulpost. You’ll find the same content in slightly different form so you can read or listen to this content. Enjoy! Blog Post/ Podcast Sponsor: Advancement Courses Now is the time to plan your summer! Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the offer code COOL20 to get 20% off your summer PD…

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5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Summer – Education Article

Linda Kardamis talks about how we can make the most of our summer. Get ready to rock summertime with these five ideas. Blog Post/ Podcast Sponsor: Advancement Courses Now is the time to plan your summer! Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the offer code COOL20 to get 20% off your summer PD courses. That’s just $120 per graduate credit hour or $160 for 50 clock hours. You can take courses on helpful topics like social-emotional learning, classroom management, teacher wellness, special education…

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Wellcome Trust could become first big employer to launch four-day week | UK news

That Friday feeling could soon be switched to Thursday, at one major employer at least. The Wellcome Trust is considering moving all of its 800 head office staff to a four-day week in a bid to boost productivity and improve work-life balance. A trial of the new working week at the £26bn London-based science research foundation could start as soon as this autumn, giving workers Fridays off to do whatever they want with no reduction in pay. Some parts of…

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Educational Technology Guy: Productivity and Organizing – Education Article

Productivity and Organizing –Resources, Tips and ideas for being more productive and organized. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People-Outline, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People-Wikipedia Great for every aspect of your life Getting Things Done 5 Steps I use this daily, especially with emails Ben Franklin’s Daily Schedule I love his philosophy and organization Organizing Resources from this blog and some more Get Organized – tips and resources for students, teachers, admin and more My Workflow as CIO – includes…

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You’re Doing it Wrong! How to Manage Multiple Google Accounts – Education Article

Chances are that you are doing it wrong, and I’m going to show you a better way to manage and toggle between multiple Google accounts. This is one of my favorite Google tips and has made my life so much easier! A lot of Google users have more than one Google account, often a school/work account and a personal account. If you are like me, you may have fifteen accounts! Logging in and out can be an absolute pain! But I…

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These Chrome Extensions Can Help Students Stay on Task – Education Article

Raise your hand if this describes you or one of your students. You open a new tab just to check Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest for “a minute.” Then before you know it ten minutes has passed and you’ve forgotten what you were supposed to be doing before that “one minute” break. If you raised your hand, you should try one of these free Chrome extensions. Two of the following free Chrome extensions can help you or your students get back…

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Cross training can help district leaders sleep more soundly – Education Article

Would you panic if a key employee left your school or district? That should never happen from a business situation, as shortsightedness can cause massive problems for an organization. One of the most inefficient ways to save money in the short term is to not replace employees in mission-critical functions throughout the school or district. Mission-critical tasks are exactly that. Too often, complacency can turn tragic. There are many cases where the district relies on a single long-term employee to…

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