为什么教育者需要一个“Hard Stop”参加工作日-帕金森’s Law

作为教学领导者,我们目前最重要的角色之一就是培养教师' jobs doable, and helping them set 健康界限.

如果我们不这样做,2020年将活着吞噬教师。

(更不用说管理员了!)

Here'一个简单的例子:设置一个“hard stop” for the 工作 day. 

Normally, 教师 have a certain standard for themselves, and stop 工作ing when they've satisfied it. 

什么时候the planning, prep, and grading are done to a certain standard, they can stop 工作ing and feel good about it.

但是今年,教师几乎不可能达到自己的标准。 

Especially if you're doing virtual learning—which, let's be honest, is never going to 工作 as well as we'd like. 

This puts 教师 into an endless loop of 工作ing as hard as they can, but still feeling like it's not enough. 

当无法达到我们的标准时,我们需要一个不同的界限。 

我建议使用老式的 退出时间

我们正在Netflix上重新观看The Office,看到Dunder-Mifflin的员工在凌晨5:00钟响起时站起来走了,真是令人震惊。

谁做的?! 

Actually, almost everyone. 我们的profession is the outlier. 

当然,高级领导人经常在外面工作“work” hours, but not many other professions expect their rank-and-file members to routinely 工作 crazy hours with no sense of boundaries. 

In our current context, 工作ing without limits is a recipe for burnout. 

什么时候“Whatever It Takes” Becomes Toxic

Teachers will never feel like what they're doing is enough to fully meet the needs of their students—and if we let them, some will 工作 themselves to the point of burnout. 

我们的“whatever it takes”态度可能会有所帮助,但也会变得有毒。 

我坚信尽一切努力帮助所有学生取得成功,但要有适当的支持。

如果我们需要识字干预以使我们的学生在年级水平上读书,那就尽一切努力,并确保它得到了适当的资助。我们不要问 教师 弥补组织或社会的失败,以弥补学生的需求。 

目前,社会并不能真正满足学生的全部需求,尤其是当不能亲自上学时。要求老师努力工作以弥合这种差距是不正确的。 

这也不是很有效。 

有一个生产力原则,即 帕金森定律:

帕金森定律: Work扩展以填充完成所需的时间

西里尔·诺斯科特·帕金森

If you let yourself 工作 “until you're done”…you'll 工作 late into the night. Every day. 

如果你强迫自己 放弃 工作ing at a certain time…有趣的事情发生了。 

Instead of getting less done, or doing subpar 工作…you'll simply 工作 更有效率.

您会优先考虑,不再是完美主义者, 减少在真正无关紧要的事情上的时间。 

(帕金森定律基本上是“收益递减规律。”多做事只会在一定程度上产生更好的结果。)

我首先注意到了“Parkinson's Law” principle in my own 工作 on a day I went to 工作 with a bad cold.

生病回家

It was a Friday, and because I was the principal, I didn't feel like I could call in and stay home. But I was in no shape to be at 工作, and it was obvious. 

“You need to go home,”我的总书记毫不犹豫地告诉我-她是对的。

但是我有一个很长的工作要做,不能只留下未完成的事情。

所以我给自己一个 硬停. “我中午回家”我告诉她-我做到了。

但是在中午之前,我已经做好了所有事情-一整天的待办事项清单。很好。 

那曾经发生在你身上吗?我敢打赌,您可以想到很多例子。

Somehow, we make it to the theatre or the appointment or the airport on time—but when we're doing very few of those things that give us an external deadline, we need to give ourselves a 硬停. 

So give your 教师 this same gift: a 硬停 for the 工作 day. 

领导者指引路

If you want 教师 to set 健康界限 for their 工作 day, start with modeling—the example you set is as powerful as what you say.

我不建议您在末班车之后五分钟离开,但每天给自己一个特定的目标时间以关灯并回家。

All day, if you 工作 with that “硬停” in mind, you'll 工作 更有效率, you'll prioritize better, and you'll anticipate getting to go home—so you'll do better 工作 as a result.

Try it, and let 教师 know how it's 工作ing for you. Encourage them to do their best while they're 工作ing, but then to stop 工作ing—and stop worrying—at a certain time. 

(让每个人选择自己的时间-不必指定时间。请允许他们。)

Note: this also 工作s for email—if you give yourself all day to check email, it'll take all day.

If you give yourself 20 minutes to clear your inbox, three times a day, that'll usually be enough—because the 硬停 will force you to prioritize. 


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