In one particular location, principals spend 63 percent of their time. And we spend 8 percent in another place.
Can you guess where these two places are?
Principals in the study spent 63% of their time in the office and 8% in classrooms. (The study began 30 minutes before the school day began and ended when students left.)
Here’s a simple trick for shifting that balance a bit more toward classrooms.
Seriously—put something on your chair, and you’ll spend less time in the office. But it doesn’t have to be a whoopie cushion—though that would certainly be an effective way to make yourself publicly accountable for getting into classrooms.
How about a simple sign? Print this PDF, fold, tape, and set on chair.
Even better, get rid of your desk chair during school hours. Push it over to your conference table and just stand at your desk (it’s better for you anyway, and you’ll work faster).
If you’re ready to do more to get into classrooms and lead learning in your school, join me for the High-Performance Instructional Leadership Network.