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When you realize that your teachers may feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of tasks that they have before them, what are some ways that you help to alleviate that feeling for them?

Nov 10, 2014 11:51am

Generally speaking, it seems like some of my teachers are feeling a certain amount of pressure at work. I want them to feel more comfortable, but also encourage them to do what needs to be done for their students.

  • English Language Arts / Math / Science / Social Studies
  • K-5
  • Coaching


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    • Dec 17, 2014 6:55pm

      Helping teachers to prioritize their to do list can often be very helpful. As Michelle said, much of the time things are related and can be done quickly together.

      • Dec 18, 2014 2:22pm

        Sometimes, just creating a visual list of the things jumbling in a teacher's mind can be helpful. Often, I'll scribe the list while the teacher talks. I'll paraphrase back what I've heard and pause to let the teacher add to the list. Then, we group things into categories (those connections that Michelle mentions) and prioritize between the categories.

        • Dec 18, 2014 3:40pm

          Thanks Michelle, Jasmine, and Leah. Prioritizing and making connections is a simple fix! I appreciate your feedback. I look forward to being able to use these ideas soon!