There is a universal truth about teaching.
Globally, regardless of our nations’ curriculum, system policies or funding for resources, there is a collective cry from teachers.
There is never enough time.
It got me thinking about making a list for teachers of things they can stop doing.
A list of Stuff Hijacking Important Time. (S.H.I.T.)
A S.H.I.T. List.
(Come on, you know we can’t help ourselves with acronyms. So there’s one you’ll love.)
My Department has endeavoured to address this problem for school principals. They called it ‘Red Tape Reduction’. They have a Red Tape Reduction Council of Principals. I’m not joking.
See, now a S.H.I.T List seems totally hip.
So seriously, what could teachers stop wasting their time doing because their efforts have little to no impact on their students learning outcomes?
With a word of warning… this is not to be confused with the mantra, “Do Epic Shit”. Which is totally worth the time.
What would you put on a list of ‘Stuff Hijacking Important Time’ that teachers could stop doing? Let it rip in the comments.