loader from loading.io

Save Time Lesson Planning With Batching

Not So Wimpy Teacher Podcast

Release Date: 09/10/2019

Communicating with Challenging Parents show art Communicating with Challenging Parents

Not So Wimpy Teacher Podcast

If you have been teaching for long, you have probably had an uncomfortable incident with a parent or two. It’s almost inevitable. Even the greatest teachers out there will have an angry parent from time to time. You certainly are not alone.

info_outline
Tips for Spiral Review show art Tips for Spiral Review

Not So Wimpy Teacher Podcast

Why ditch the spiral review worksheets?

info_outline
Tips for Teaching Students to Round show art Tips for Teaching Students to Round

Not So Wimpy Teacher Podcast

Rounding seems like it would be a simple skill to teach, but those of you who have done it before know that it is anything but simple!

info_outline
Save Time Lesson Planning With Batching show art Save Time Lesson Planning With Batching

Not So Wimpy Teacher Podcast

There is no time! There is never any time!

info_outline
Teaching Paragraph Writing show art Teaching Paragraph Writing

Not So Wimpy Teacher Podcast

Do you start the year with a unit on how to write a paragraph?

info_outline
Practicing Classroom Procedures show art Practicing Classroom Procedures

Not So Wimpy Teacher Podcast

Can you believe that we are already getting ready for back to school?!

info_outline
Tips for Setting Up Your Classroom Library show art Tips for Setting Up Your Classroom Library

Not So Wimpy Teacher Podcast

Having a classroom library is a MUST, but it takes time to collect the right books and get them organized. In this episode I share:

info_outline
10 Tips for New Teachers show art 10 Tips for New Teachers

Not So Wimpy Teacher Podcast

Are you a brand new teacher? Or are you a newish teacher who still feels brand new? I have some tips to help you to have a fantastic first year!

info_outline
Favorite Teacher Planner show art Favorite Teacher Planner

Not So Wimpy Teacher Podcast

I am a planner addict and a bit of a planner snob. I admit it!

info_outline
5 of my Favorite Teacher Professional Development Books show art 5 of my Favorite Teacher Professional Development Books

Not So Wimpy Teacher Podcast

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy a good book! And, call me crazy, but I love reading teacher professional development books. They help me to feel excited and refreshed.

info_outline
 
More Episodes

There is no time! There is never any time!

Do you ever feel this way when you are looking at you long to do list?

You're not alone!

Years ago I learned the skill of batching and it completely changed the way that I work on tasks.

Batching is when you work on one specific task for a long chunk of time until it is complete rather than doing a little of everything with your time.

Batching your lesson plans has many benefits.
1. Reduces your start up time.
2. Simplifies your daily to do list.
3. It improves your focus and flow time.
4. Gives you time to prep your necessary materials that go along with your lesson plans.
5. Gives you time to find activities to fill the holes.

I used batching so that I could get four weeks of lesson plans done ahead of time. If you haven't been batching, then the original start up will take some time. But it is SO worth it!

Week One:
Plan four weeks of math and one week of reading, writing, science and social studies.
(This is the toughest week!)

Week Two:
Plan four weeks of reading and one week of writing, science and social studies.

Week Three:
Plan four weeks of writing and one week of science and social studies.

Week Four:
Plan four weeks of science and social studies.

Week Five:
Plan four weeks of math.

Week Six:
Plan four weeks of reading.

Week Seven:
Plan four weeks of writing.

Week Eight:
Plan four weeks of science and social studies.

And just continue this pattern so that you are always four weeks ahead on your planning and never having to plan for all subjects on a Sunday night.