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September 09, 2005

ESL Teachers - Plan for Free Time

Does this sound like you? You race to prepare your lesson one hour before class, and then rush in breathless just in time to meet your students.

Hello everyone!

If you teach ten classes per week, rushing can get pretty tiresome and seriously interfere with your free time. We hear a lot of teachers complain about their lack of a social life because of lesson planning time, and wonder just how many of them are truly planning for free time.

But what would happen if you took one day and planned for your classes all week long? If you work in the states, it’s likely that you already do this because of management requirements, but many schools in foreign locales don’t require it. That’s when it becomes too easy to do them last minute. But what many people don’t realize is just how much time and energy this takes.This week, why not set aside a few hours in one morning or afternoon and plan your entire week’s classes? You’d be surprised at how much smoother and simpler your week will go!

Do you have any time-saving ideas that you'd like to share with us? If so, send them in!

Until next time,

Michelle

Posted by msimmons at September 9, 2005 02:58 PM

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