I did one simple thing this year to make myself more efficient. I moved my teacher desk. Actually, I got rid of the desk! Now I work from a table where I can meet students and house my items.
But – more importantly – my “desk” no longer is located right in front of the door. Last year my actual desk was in a direct path to the door. Every time someone walked by, I found myself looking up. That – AND many people would see me sitting there and stop by just to “chat”. This year I can’t see out the door AND people have to come in to see what I’m up to. I’ve found this eliminates a lot of wasted time. It also keeps me focused and getting more work done during the school day. Yes, I’m still working until 5 or later many nights of the week, but at least I know I’m being more efficient with my time!
What do you do to make yourself more efficient while at work?