I came across the concept created and used by our 34th President, Dwight D. Eisenhower to help him make decisions and lead our country.
I immediately applied it to the world of education and have found it to be extremely useful when it comes to formulating and executing a solid teaching game plan and more importantly a life plan!
Being a teacher isn't just about teaching and students learning. It is about lesson plans, meetings, phone calls, emails, program adaptations, collaborations, observations, and professional growth. There is no map or set way to attack each day, however this chart will help you filter your thoughts/actions and help you prioritize anything and everything.
I highly recommend giving it a try in and out of the classroom to help you towards finding calmness in a world of chaos, more importantly in maximizing your time and life energy.