Episode 234: Expert Tips for Saving Time and Streamlining Your Planning Without Sacrificing Quality Instruction - EB Academics

Episode 234: Expert Tips for Saving Time and Streamlining Your Planning Without Sacrificing Quality Instruction

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On this episode of Teaching Middle School ELA, we explore expert hacks for saving time and streamlining planning while maintaining quality instruction. We introduce Chat GPT, a tool that can save time on the front end of planning, and share hacks for finding a go-to place for lessons and creating a distraction-free environment. We also discuss the benefits of using timers and setting reasonable time limits for completing tasks. 

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  • [00:00:51] Caitlin and Jessica offer expert tips for saving time and streamlining planning to become more efficient in teaching.
  • [00:03:51] Creating a distraction-free zone for lesson planning or grading will save teachers time while creating rigorous and engaging lessons. 
  • [00:08:20] Lesson planning can be time-consuming, so creating an organized space for creating lessons is essential.
  • [00:11:11] Caitlin and Jessica suggest that teachers use Chat GPT to generate questions, essay prompts, and more for articles and novels. This is a true time-saving hack!
  • [00:15:11] Finally, don’t miss all the exciting PD opportunities EB Academics will be hosting this summer!

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