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Organizing my Teaching, Professional and Personal life

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Teacher Organization: How do I keep my life organized? Keep reading to find out my tips and tricks for organizing my personal, professional and teaching life!


For a recent podcast episode of my podcast, (did you know I have a podcast? If you haven’t listened, you can check it out here) I had my Instagram followers ask me some questions. I answered them so you could get to know me better, and I had so much fun doing it!

One of the questions that I was asked the most was how I kept everything in my life organized: personal, my Creative Kindergarten store, blog, podcast and of course I still have a full time job (this year I am going to be taking on the role of Early Childhood Educator facilitator- I’m so excited!).

It’s not easy- it does take a lot of organization and time management skills. During the school year it can get quite difficult to keep everything going! I do have some tricks that I thought I could share with you.

Make sure you read to the end, and share with me your best organization tips in the comments!

1. Personal Life

Calendar

Organizing my teaching, personal and professional life. Find my best tips and tricks to organize your life. Planners, calendars, to-do lists, all the best ideas to keep you organized throughout the school year.
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I have a calendar on my phone. I put everything in it as soon as it is scheduled. Or else I forget. It also makes it easier for me to schedule new appointments, or keep track of get-togethers.

2. Teacher Organization 

Google Keep

I used to write all my lists on sticky notes, but then I would lose them or forget them somewhere and I wouldn’t be able to remember what I was supposed to do! This app has made my home and working life so much easier.

Organizing my teaching, personal and professional life. Find my best tips and tricks to organize your life. Planners, calendars, to-do lists, all the best ideas to keep you organized throughout the school year.
#orgnization #teacherorganization #creativekindergarten

Planner

This is my first year with a planner. I think it is going to help me keep everything organized in my professional life. As I enter a new role, I think it is going to come in handy to make sure I can keep track of everything I have to do.

3. Professional Life

Organizing my teaching, personal and professional life. Find my best tips and tricks to organize your life. Planners, calendars, to-do lists, all the best ideas to keep you organized throughout the school year.
#orgnization #teacherorganization #creativekindergarten

Notebook

I have a 3-part notebook with a section for each of the big platforms I try to maintain: this blog, my e-mail Newsletter (which you can sign up for here, or at the end of this post), and my Podcast/YouTube Channel.

In the notebook, I keep to-do lists, ideas, and info for each of the platforms. These keep me on-task, and make my life easier by having it all in one place.

Organizing my teaching, personal and professional life. Find my best tips and tricks to organize your life. Planners, calendars, to-do lists, all the best ideas to keep you organized throughout the school year.
#orgnization #teacherorganization #creativekindergarten

Time Management

An important aspect to keeping everything going is making sure I am using my time wisely. There are some things that I have to do in the daylight (recording podcasts, taking photos), and there are some other things that I can do any time. So I make sure I schedule my tasks accordingly.

I make a weekly schedule of tasks that I have to do each day, this ensures that I keep up with everything that I have to do on each of the platforms.

Organizing my teaching, personal and professional life. Find my best tips and tricks to organize your life. Planners, calendars, to-do lists, all the best ideas to keep you organized throughout the school year.
#orgnization #teacherorganization #creativekindergarten

Lists

I am constantly making lists as I said above. They aren’t just to-do lists, but I also use them to keep track of my progress on certain things. That way I know where I am in the process, and I can easily pick up where I left off.

Teacher Organization Tips

This might all seem like a lot, but it works for me. I also want to stress- I didn’t start all these things at once. I had my blog, then I started my store, then I went on Instagram and Facebook, next was a newsletter, and my latest adventure is starting up my podcast.

I wouldn’t suggest putting too much on your plate at once.Get comfortable with one platform before starting a new one…. and one other BIG thing that helps me be able to do all these things: I don’t have kids!

Do you use any of these tricks to help you stay organized? Do you have any others that I am missing? Let me know in the comments!

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