Should Teachers 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.
- Grading papers and putting them in the grade book
- Entering parent communication information into the communication log
- 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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