For me, the biggest problem is deciphering which items and tasks belong in which quadrants. This takes careful reflection and planning. Which items are urgent, but not important? How many calls, emails, and requests do not relate to my vision and focus for student learning? It takes time to develop an acuity for these items, and dealing with them can be delicate.
So, after some careful reflecting, here are my QUANDRANT II priorities for this upcoming year:
- Help teachers use technology effectively in their classrooms and give them constant, responsive feedback about it
- Help teachers implement a standards based gradebook and standards based report card
- Work with a district level data team to analyze trends in student achievement and determine instructional needs for the district
What do you have in QUADRANT II for this upcoming year? Did I forget anything? Let me know!
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