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Posted: July 9, 2007
Category: Stress Reduction




This is the first in a series of articles entitled 5 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers.

Communication Procedures
Without question, one of the most essential elements of any good relationship is clear and open communication. As a teacher, practically everything that we do in the classroom is communication in one sense or another.

With this in mind, it becomes evident why communication procedures are the most important skills for us to develop.

I have previously written regarding some positive ways to communicate with others. This article is well worth the reading. However this time, we’ll look at some procedures that can be set up that will facilitate greater communication.

The first step to more effective communication is to eliminate unnecessary



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Posted: May 26, 2007
Category: Personal




In his book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey refers to Habit #7 as “Sharpen The Saw.” As teachers, the summer vacation offers us a structured time to do just that.

Here is a list of some things that I intend to do with myself this summer:

  • Move to my new office
  • Reread The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People
  • Reread How To Win Friends And Influence People
  • Read Getting Things Done (GTD)
  • Make lists of what worked this year and what didn’t work
  • Revise my educational philosophy accordingly
  • Revise my band handbook
  • Set up a website for my band
  • Add lots of cool content to the website
  • Write an ebook
  • Post to this blog DAILY


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