In their September 22 episode of the Nested Folders Podcast, Scotty Jackson and Rosemary Orchard discuss the GTD Horizons of Focus. This is something I thought GTD didn’t cover very well when I first started learning the system back in the early 2000s. Coming from Stephen Covey’s system, with its heavy emphasis on roles, I was glad to see David Allen include this higher level of planning. (Perhaps I just missed it the first time around. That’s entirely possible.)
Thoughts on productivity and operating with efficiency and enduring effectiveness.
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Why Documentation Matters
Educators at every level of instruction—from pre-school to grad school—understand the importance of documentation. If we raise a concern about a student’s recent change in behavior, for example, we’re expected to be able to support our concern with objective data and concise, non-accusatory observations. And while we like to think our administration would support us no matter what, if we don’t have proper documentation in a parent conference, the result is more often than not one with which we won’t be happy. In a situation where it’s our word against a student’s or parent’s word, we lose more than we win.[Read more…] about Automating the Documentation Process for Teachers