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How can I be more organised?

Discussion in 'New teachers' started by marymjn, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. marymjn

    marymjn New commenter

    I've recently started my NQT year in a good school. I worked there as a cover supervisor for a year before being given the role.
    I started off really well but as time passes I'm finding that things are really getting on top of me. I feel totally disorganised and am constantly rushing and working really late into the night to meet deadlines. Does anyone have any tips to help me organise myself so I don't head into a nervous break down?! Or am I being too optimistic - is this just something I should expect from my NQT year?
    My department is really supportive on the whole, but often I find that because I've worked at the school for a year already they assume a bit too much of me - eg not telling me about departmental deadlines that aren't in the school diary which leaves me way behind and not properly prepared for them. I'm really consciencous and a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to work and I constantly feel on the back foot and it is destroying my confidence.
    Please help!
     
  2. marymjn

    marymjn New commenter

    I've recently started my NQT year in a good school. I worked there as a cover supervisor for a year before being given the role.
    I started off really well but as time passes I'm finding that things are really getting on top of me. I feel totally disorganised and am constantly rushing and working really late into the night to meet deadlines. Does anyone have any tips to help me organise myself so I don't head into a nervous break down?! Or am I being too optimistic - is this just something I should expect from my NQT year?
    My department is really supportive on the whole, but often I find that because I've worked at the school for a year already they assume a bit too much of me - eg not telling me about departmental deadlines that aren't in the school diary which leaves me way behind and not properly prepared for them. I'm really consciencous and a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to work and I constantly feel on the back foot and it is destroying my confidence.
    Please help!
     
  3. I find the best way to do things and stay on top of them is to approach them straight away. If I am handed a piece of paper to fill in I do it straight away. I do my marking as soon as I can, often through breaks to get some out of the way.
    Lists that I prioritise are a must. CQ suggested over on personal that she uses post it notes to make her to do lists and moves them around to prioritise. I had a go at this and found it really useful (plus it was satisfying throwing the little post its away when tasks were finished!).

     

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