"What is the Greatest Challenge You are Facing Today?" That was the question Learning Forward President Stephanie Hirsh posed to attendees at December's annual convention in Dallas. Using Poll Everywhere to gather responses, the answer to that question was available within seconds.
The overwhelming response was "Finding time and resources to do it all."
This conference was one where each attendee surely came away inspired and with ideas to take back home. So often, however, the excitement of conference attendance collides with the reality of the day-to-day demands of the job.
Learn new ideas for motivating students? Have a better grasp of Common Core implementation? Heard about ways to engage parents? All of that is well and good. But if it's going to be happen, it's going to happen through the dimension of time.
When I hear people talk about what keeps them from getting their important work done, the answer generally has to do with time...time as the enemy.
That's why I do what I do...help people organize their time and surroundings. It's the foundation for success everywhere else...time as your friend.