Tuesday, April 10, 2007

To Do Lists

I'm a big fan of To-Do lists, and now I've just learned how to make them better. RP, my fabulous field experience supervisor at Culbreth Middle School (at least for a little while longer) shared the following advice. She got it from somewhere else, and I'll have to find where that is and add it.

-Separate to-do lists by place (so, one for at the computer, one for at a computer that prints, one for in the library stacks, one for on the reference desk, etc.)--this makes it easy to make the most of your time wherever you are

-Break tasks down so you don't have any item on your list that takes more than 20 minutes to complete (not always possible with graduate school work, but seems to fit in nicely with a lot of library work and lesson or story time planning)--this lets you get more "things" done, but also streamlines your work because you know what each step is that needs to be done.

I've tried it some this week and it seems to work very well!

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