Do you feel overworked and wish there were more hours in the day? Do you know how long you spend working and if that time is effectively spent? By showing you what you can do to assess, manage and reduce the time you spend on school work this book will help you achieve a better work-life balance.
There's a self-audit toolkit at the heart of the book that allows you to examine how long you are working, what you are spending most time on, whether the quality of your teaching is improving and whether you are working effectively. The book includes:
a clear explanation of workload issues
a copy of the Teacher's Worktime Self-Audit Toolkit so you can see how you're doing
examples of how different teachers and schools have made changes to improve things
practical tips on how to reduce time spent on planning, marking, display and in meetings
advice on time management
guidance on how to make the best use of support staff
ideas for managing organizational change successfully.
The book will be an invaluable help to all those who are concerned about the size of their workload and want to do something to reduce it and provides a way forward for negotiating changes with your line manager.
Sara Bubb is a lecturer, consultant and Times Educational Supplement columnist. Peter Earley is an expert in educational leadership. Both work at the Institute of Education, University of London. (20050301)
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