Everything goes and comes in waves.Unknowingly, I revert back to my old schedule sometimes. When my day owns me, it typically goes like this. I walk into the office and I am met with teachers or parents. I end up trapped in my office having conversations until mid-morning. The conversations end and I get to work following up on all of the commitments that I just made. Wow! It’s lunchtime already. I head to classrooms to get in some walkthroughs. Lastly, I spend the latter half of the day dealing with my whirlwind.
Being controlled by your day is not fun. It’s time to get some control.
I pull out the trusty dusty calendar scheduling tools (pick.co and calendly.com) and go to work on getting control of my day. I know that when I own my day, I walk out of the building like a boss (cue the music). I plan and execute my day to perfection. An emergent situation comes up and I handle it without a significant impact to my schedule. Walkthroughs, teacher meetings, and powerful student conversations are all executed seamlessly.