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Get Organized! : Time Management for School Leaders

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In today's world, we're often overwhelmed by our digital devices, stacks of paper, and constant interruptions. Get Organized! outlines a complete organizational system for the busy school leader. Providing you with simple tools and techniques to bring order and control to your personal and professional life, this book will increase your productivity and decrease your stress. With Get Organized! you can spend your time on what matters most-your school and your students. Special Features: * Includes easy to implement ideas, at little or no cost-you can start right away! * Each chapter contains practical tips and tools, listing exactly what to do in order to implement the strategy. * This entirely updated edition provides digital strategies and tips for thriving in the Information Age.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 134 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9.65mm | 376g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1 black & white halftones, 34 black & white line drawings
  • 1138852694
  • 9781138852693

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"From organizing your tasks to managing your inbox, Get Organized! is filled with practical tips you can implement today. Now that I've read the book, I'm more organized, relaxed, and focused because I know how to have everything in place. If you are overwhelmed by all you have to do, this book is for you." --Barbara R. Blackburn, author of 15 books, including Motivating Struggling Learners: 10 Ways to Build Student Success "Is it time to get your life back? In the ten minutes it takes to read (and the one hour it takes to implement) even the first chapter of Get Organized!, you'll gain a sense of ease and control over your workload. As a former high school teacher, I wish I had been given this book the week before I started my teaching career. Read it today, and regain time-and your life- tomorrow." --Jason W. Womack, Author, Your Best Just Got Better "This book is like having a private consultation with an amazing organization guru. Anyone can get organized, simply by reading Dr. Buck's book, thanks to the easy concise instructions that will quickly change your life for the better!" --Pattie Thomas, Principal of Raymond. L. Young Elementary School, AL "While Get Organized! Time Management for School Leaders is a relatively quick read, it will instantly become your go-to manual as you look to increase your most valuable resource in education: Time." --Michael Janatovich, Middleweb "Buck is an enthusiastic, knowledgeable writer, and I hope that Get Organized! soon becomes required reading in education and administrative classes. Wouldn't it be wonderful to begin a new career or assignment well organized? Time is of the essence." --Dr. Mary Langer Thompson, Middlewebshow more

About Frank Buck

Frank Buck is an education consultant to schools and businesses. He has served as a central office administrator, principal, assistant principal, and band director during a career in education spanning almost 30 years. Dr. Buck writes a weekly newspaper column, maintains an active blog, and regularly presents at national conferences, including ASCD, Learning Forward, AMLE, NAESP, and Staff Development for Educators.show more

Table of contents

About the Author Dedication Preface Chapter 1 Clear Your Desk Is His Day Like Your Day? Are You a School Leader? Time: Friend or Foe? A Simple Solution Creating a Tickler File The Tickler File in Action Other Examples Forgetting is a Good Thing The Paper Workflow Let's Tackle the Rest of the Desk Let's Tackle the Rest of the Office (or Classroom) An "L-Shaped" Desk Prepare Tomorrow Today My First-Year Secret Weapon Summary: Your Desk is Clear and So Is Your Thinking Chapter 2 Your Signature Tool What is a "Signature Tool"? Why You Should Use a Digital Tool An Organized Task List A Task List That Gets Done The Calendar A Very Complete Contacts List A Wealth of Reference Material Our Love/Hate Relationship with Email Summary: You Only Have One Place to Look Chapter 3 Handling Repeating Tasks Setting Up a Repeating Task System Who Can Help? The Art of Delegation Expanding the Repeating Task List Throughout the Organization Summary: Do the Thinking One Time and Let the System Handle the Rest Chapter 4 Managing the Flood of Incoming Information Documentation Email Let's Begin Getting In to Empty Voice Input Summary: Surf the Wave Instead of Drowning in the Flood Chapter 5 Handling Multiple Projects Projects are Different Project Execution: The GPS of Life Define the Goal Break the Project into Small Steps Put the Next Steps and the Related Goal on the Task List Keep Related Information with the Project Stick With a Project as Long as You Can Put a Bookmark in the Project Organize the Supporting Material Summary: Build a Reputation for "Staying on Top of Things" Chapter 6 Where Do I Put It?...It's Paper Fingertip Files Current Projects Reference Files Off-Site Storage File It the Way You Find It Summary: Paper is Not the Enemy-Lack of a System Is Chapter 7 Where Do I Put It?...It's Digital The Computer Desktop Documents Fingertip Files Current Projects "Cloud" Storage Using Multiple Cloud Services Backing-Up Your Files Summary: It's Only of Value if You Can Find It Quickly Chapter 8 Evernote Made Easy A Day in the Life of the Evernote User The Case for Evernote Getting Started What Notebooks Do You Need? Stacks, Notebooks, and Tags Returning to Linda's Day: Lesson Plans in Evernote Designing Your Own System Digital Documents versus Digital Notes Summary: Your Notes Just Became More Valuable Chapter 9 Putting it All Together: Mindy's Math Dilemma The Goal and the Next Step The Initial Meeting Project Planning When the Dance is Over Total Control and Peace of Mind Chapter 10 Time is My Friend Referencesshow more

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