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15 Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder This Year

Teacher Shares 15 Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder This Year

How much time does a teacher put into his or her work each school week? All teachers work beyond the classroom, so these numbers can add up. 

When it comes to using time in and out of the classroom, the mantra, Work Smarter, Not Harder, is the best tactic to take, said Scholastic Magazine. Teacher Genia Cornell gives teachers all over the United States tips and shares her experiences on this approach. 

"We tried to develop ways to maximize our time during the school day," she said. "Our Professional Learning Community committees divided up work; we shared students and tasks. The amount of work and student growth accomplished by doing this was phenomenal. Even with the best intentions, however, we discovered there were times we were actually creating more work for ourselves, and spending even more hours at school. We are starting this school year committed to working smarter, and helping others do the same."

Cornell and other teachers from her building took time away from their classrooms to give other teachers tips on how to work smarter and not harder. The tips can be found on a five-minute video Cornell and her colleagues created. Cornell also curated a list of 15 ways her school works "smarter", giving tips on creating a lesson plan archive, day of the week baskets, easy bulletin boards, and more. 

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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