I'm a little behind this week, perhaps a little disorganized! Better late than never, though. The Frenzied SLPs are bringing in the new year with their three favorite organizational tops. Thank you to Kelly of Speech2U, Lisette of Speech Sprouts, and Mary of Old School Speech for hosting this linky.
Okay, here are my top three tips:
1. My handy dandy binder. This baby has everything I need to stay on top of my to do list, calendar, and lesson plans. Every summer I print a new one and have it spiral bound for the upcoming school year. I love it and I think it's pretty, too!
2. Lists, lists, lists. Several years ago I learned how to print on post-its. It is really very easy. Here is a tutorial. I created these to do post-its and they help keep me on task.
Last but not least if you are anything like me, you get immersed in the most fun part of the job, therapy. When that happens I forget about little things like meetings. In order to not have to walk in late and shame-faced, when I receive meeting notification, I write it on my calendar, I write it on my planning checklist in my binder, and I enter it into my Google calendar. I write directly on the meeting notification "posted 2x," so I know I entered it in my calendars. I set alerts in Google calendar for 30 minutes and 10 minutes before the meeting. Overkill? Maybe, but I haven't forgotten a meeting in a loooong time.
I hope these suggestions are helpful to you. I would love to hear how you stay organized. Comment below!