I want you to stop for a minute and think about your daily routine at school. From the time you walk in the door to when you need to leave at the end of the day.
How many people do you talk to?
How many fires do you put out?
How much time do you spend in front of your students in a high level presentation mode?
How much time do you spend in meetings with your teams?
How much time do you spend getting your physical environment ready?
Now I want you to consider the interruptions to all of the before mentioned tasks.
How many times did the office call into your room?
How many times did a student come late into class?
How many times did you look at your phone or watch during other tasks?
How many times did you see and pay attention to a pop up notification on your desktop or browser tab while at your computer?
Now I want you to consider how much deep focused time you had to yourself during a normal work day.
How many times have you been able to reach of state of flow in your planning, preparation, or execution in your role as an educator?
When was the last time your mind was able to focus long enough to truly be innovative and design something new?
When was the last time you could stay on a data analysis task long enough to draw any meaningful conclusion?
The true nature of our world today is that you work in an environment built directly against focused and deep work.
You are going to have to design this yourself.
The education system is not currently built for this.
I have seen all too many educators who pretty much throw in the towel and just fight to keep their heads above water and settle for an ever stuck world of education.
We are faced with an interesting choice once we realize these facts.
We can either settle and just never do anything really innovative.
We can run around like chickens with our heads cut off until we are so burned out we don’t even see our students as people anymore.
We can complain about the system and how poorly its designed for true change.
We can cognitively disconnect from the system as a whole and do our own thing in order to manage our sanity.
We can become intentional, create boundaries and actually design time for ourselves to accomplish true productivity.
See, true productivity is a lot more about focus than task completion.
Just accomplishing a lot of tasks is not necessarily productive.
We only become productive once we are doing the right things, not just more things.
Are you ready to truly become productive?
What is going to happen if you actually create the margin you desire?
Is your brain able to stay focused long enough to accomplish great things?
Are you actually willing to turn off notifications and choose something better?
Are you actually willing to say no?
If you want to accomplish something great with your students and your life you are going to have to start training your brain to do something different!
If you are ready to start becoming a better version of yourself then come work with me.
I’ve got you!
I look forward to the journey.