This particular habit I find the most interesting of all in my current position. As I posted previously, I find it hard not to get distracted by little things that get into my way. At my school, we have a ticket system that we use to submit any technological issues that might occur in the classroom. Some things are very important like a student computer not working and some are not, like a printer needing ink. My issue is that teachers feel everything is important and my nature is to want to not look bad by not helping everyone. Unfortunately, I cannot get to everyone because I’m just one person and there are so many needs at our school. Having said that, I think putting things in quadrants can be a solution for me. I do have a list, actually I have several “task list” but I do not give them priority, well not in written form. What I can do is create a 3 color system, black, blue and red. Black being things that can be done at any time, blue things that can be done during the next three days and red are things that need to be done today. Now that I think about it, I hardly get red things or more than one.
Secondly, I also do not have a long-term plan on how my month will look like. I end up, and I just realize this, not finishing projects because I jump from one project to another. This has actually hurt me this year because I have begun to put more things on a deadline and I have not completed things on the timeframe I set.
My goal is to create a calendar with the color-coding I mentioned previously for this upcoming week and built from there. For the person I will teach this to I plan to discuss this in terms of their planning, since they are the team leader. I will focus on creating a weekly agenda with them for the entire team since it has come to my attention that some of the team members are starting to fall behind on things such as grading and uploading to their teacher websites. I will present my color-coding system and discuss how they can implement this into their own system for the week.