everyone! If you are an SLP (especially an
itinerant, school-based SLP), then you KNOW how it feels to be frenzied!
are here to share ideas to reduce that harried feeling, because we have ALL
been there! What kinds of ideas will be
helpful? Well, first you need to keep an OPEN mind, because our suggestions are
going to range from professional tips to other topics that touch all of our
lives. We all need to manage stress while remaining effective, which is the
bottom line here. So, step outside the box and enjoy some
tips, some fun, and some creativity that everyone can use.
Year’s Resolution: SIMPLIFY! Yes, but HOW?
year, I wrote a post about going paperless and that is the single most helpful
approach to simplification I have used in the past decade. Yes, technology has
complicated job-related tasks, but it can also simplify your work, too. SIMPLIFY
= reduced stress! Here’s how!
Google Email (Gmail), Google Drive, Google
Keep, Google Calendar!
more spam. No more hacked accounts. I finally listened to my kids (engineers)
and signed up! It is web-based, so you can get your mail anywhere/everywhere.
Drive – Use cloud-storage! This (and Dropbox) are
where I keep ALL forms, Teachers Pay Teachers (TpT)
materials, etc. Need to print something at school? Access it on Drive, open the
file and print! If you can access a computer OR phone, you can access all of
Calendar – Bye-bye
datebook! Yes, I know many of you love the attractive planners, but I just do
not need one more thing to FORGET when I am running from place to place. I’m never
to a paper book! Google’s calendar is available
wherever you go!
Keep – Yay for
digital sticky notes! Use for Costco and Trader Joe’s shopping lists, ideas for
materials, recipes, therapy ideas or just those random thoughts – it all goes
comes the part where you will need to keep an open mind…
LOVE HACKS! What is a “hack?” It is a way to use a common item in a completely
new, innovative and useful way! C’mon and step outside the box!
manicure! Here is a hack that WORKS! Use a staple remover to open up key rings!
I’ve shared this with many friends from the multiple school sites I serve and
everyone LOVES it! BTW if you love this kind of thing, google the
Crazy Russian Hacker. He has some simply brilliant ideas! You won’t be
you a Happy 2015!