You may want to cling on to the holiday spirit but it’s worth planning your Back to School.
LifeJackets has teamed up with teachers and a project management planner to put together 10 top tips for teachers to make sure you have a smooth return to school. Jenny Follett gives you the rundown…
1 – Get the free LifeJackets reading challenge
It includes worksheets and poems for 7-11 year-olds. You can download it from the LifeJackets website.
2 – Digital detox
Do as you say, teacher! When planning, your mobile will distract you, even if it’s on silent. Keep it out of sight.
3 – Have a break
Apparently, we can only concentrate for 45 mins. Try listening to 45 minutes of concentration music on YouTube.
4 – Get out
Most good ideas don’t come from sitting in front of the laptop. Need inspiration? Go for a walk, swim, run – anything, just get out!
5 – Power nap
A 20-minute sleep can boost our brain function, increasing productivity and creativity – zzzzzz……
6 – Check out the classroom
Can you get in! Do you need to get new keys? Make sure you’re happy with the setup.
7 – Catch up with the caretaker…
…and other key staff who look after your classroom – maybe it’s a good idea to give them that spare bottle of Chianti
8 – Know your class
Get hold of the class list with photos, learn difficult names and think about who may need extra help.
9 – Get Smart
Remind yourself of how the smart boards and computers work….. Are they working?
10 – Prepare your uniform
Steve Jobs wore the same clothes every day so he didn’t have to waste valuable time – prepare your wardrobe!
– Good luck all and don’t forget to download your free LifeJackets pack