Should Teachers Eat That Frog

What does it mean to "Eat That Frog" and how might it help teachers be more productive?

Should Teachers Eat That Frog
Eat That Frog
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Today as I was scrolling through my news feed I saw a reference to eating a frog in a productivity article. The link I clicked on took me to what looked like a click bait add warehouse. I backed out of that site and asked Google what "eating a frog" meant. It turns out is was supposed to be "Eat That Frog". It's the name of a book called "Eat That Frog" It appears the book name stems from the classic Mark Twain quote below.

If it's your job to eat a frog, it's best to do it first thing in the morning. And If it's your job to eat two frogs, it's best to eat the biggest one first. - Mark Twain

Here's a clip from the Brian Tracy, the author.

This had me thinking, what are my frogs at school? Here are the first three that came to mind.

  1. Grading papers and putting them in the grade book
  2. Entering parent communication information into the communication log
  3. Organizing the paperwork that accumulates on my desk

The more I think about it, I really don't have that many frogs to eat. There is a certain routine and flow to my day after all these years that most of the work just ends up getting done. Maybe this might improve my overall productivity. I still haven't found a way to keep school work at school and out of my living room at night. That's a frog I would like to eat.

I haven't read "Eat That Frog" yet. I may add it to my list. You can check it out if you'd like below.

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