Time Tips for Teachers: The Benefits of Long-Term Planning

How many times have you wished for more hours in the day? 

As a teacher, it seems like there are never enough hours in the day to get everything done. It can be hard to plan out your lessons and keep track of all of the dates and deadlines related to school. 

And don’t forget about family commitments! What a struggle to balance it all. 

One way to help make things a little bit easier is by using a yearly planner. This blog post will discuss the benefits of using a yearly planner to plan your academic year.

Stay Organised and Reduce stress

A yearly planner can help you keep track of important dates and deadlines. It can also help you map out the whole year and plan for upcoming projects. 

Having a visual representation of your year can help you stay organized and on track. 

Additionally, a yearly planner can help reduce stress levels as you will see dates and times when there will be heavy demands on your time. 

You will be more prepared because you can make adjustments to ease being overwhelmed during these times.

Make Time for What Matters Most

When you use a yearly planner, you can also make time for the things that matter most to you. 

Block out time in your planner for family celebrations, medical appointments, and other important events.

This way, you won’t have to worry about feeling pressured to complete school work when you should be focusing on health issues or enjoying preparing for special moments. 

Be intentional about regularly blocking out time so that you are not spending too many evenings and weekends working at home.

And don’t forget to use your planner to schedule time for yourself. 

Whether it’s taking a Pilates class or going for a walk, make sure to set aside some “me” time. This will help you recharge and be ready to take on whatever comes your way. 

What Do You Need to Get Started?

To get started, all you need is a blank yearly planner and this free Checklist Planning for the Year.

Once you have your planner and the checklist, you are taking action.

Too many teachers know what it’s like to feel like you are on a treadmill during term time.

By investing some time to plan for the whole year, you can move from your schedule running you to you running your schedule.

A yearly planner is a great tool to help teachers stay organized and reduce stress levels. 

Additionally, it can help you make time for the things that matter most to you. 

Do you use a yearly planner? 

Let us know in the comments below! And be sure to download the checklist to help you manage your time.

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