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Classroom Management Strategies and other Teacher Worthy Ideas

Work smarter as a teacher?

As a full time teacher, I had many days that were 10-11 hours long in my school room!  Just ask my husband!  I was often advised by one of my Principals that I needed to learn to “work smarter” so that I could leave my school earlier each day.  Yes, there were a few days that I did leave after 9 hours but not many!

Add to that all the testing that seems to be done weekly and/or daily that I needed to grade and enter online.  State curriculum requirements needed to be meet, you know.

What could I have done differently?  What can you do differently?  Perhaps you’ll see new ideas at this blog,


Some of their ideas include:

  1.  don’t grade all the student papers (what a thought!)
  2.  learn to say no to some extra curricular activities (you need time at home doing nothing)
  3.  use technology effectively (but don’t over use or depend upon it)
  4.  don’t talk to parents – talk WITH them (I always reminded parents that I was on their side)

Here’s the link again.  Take some time and evaluate how you and your co-teachers can work smarter:



2 comments on “Work smarter as a teacher?

  1. ordinarilyextraordinarymom
    October 13, 2017

    Yeeesss 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 All things I have to constantly keep in mind!!


    • Patricia Dorsey
      October 13, 2017

      If you’re an A personality like me, you have to be prepared for at least 3 days in advance, put all items in neat piles, etc. Don’t give up, my friend. I suppose it is possible! LOL


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