As a teacher you will already know how precious your time is to you. You don’t get many hours in the day and many teachers fid that they have to bring a lot of their work home with them.
Time management is very important to ensure that you spend as little of your free time working, as possible as this is not only good for your mental health but also for building relationships with your family members at home. It is important to not only manage your time in your job, but also making sure that you have spare time for yourself, to do something you enjoy. Not allowing yourself time away from teaching, planning or marking can lead to stress and anxiety and can have an impact on your career but also your home life.
So many teachers leave the profession within the first year or so due to stress. After all that hard work at university, it is such a shame that they feel they cannot continue with the job that they have trained so hard to do.
All teachers are now given something called PPA time which is supposed to be time in the classroom without the children, where they can mark or plan work. This can help to give teachers a head start but it is often not enough time to complete all of your work. Be sure to devise a schedule of work and down time to allow yourself the breaks that you need.