Weely Inside Story
March 23-27, 2015
There are 23 workshops in this building this week.
Region 7 ESC
DMAC Design & Delivery Coordinator
Administrative Secretary - Center for Technology Services
ELA Specialist, Middle School
Grant Accounting Specialist
Special Ed Specialist (2)
Education Specialist - Head Start
High School Science Specialist
Family Service Worker - Ore City ISD
ELA Specialist, Early Childhood and Elementary
Administrative Secretary, DMAC
DMAC Help Desk Technician
Director, Head Start
Thanks! And I don’t know if I’ve said this, but please let everyone at DMAC know that I have really enjoyed working with both DMAC (the software) and DMAC (the people) this year. It has been humbling to realize how little I knew about DMAC, and I am incredibly appreciative of how patient and understanding your people have been – EVERY time I called I got answers (even when I didn’t fully understand the questions) and never felt like I was being talked down to or that I was taking up someone’s valuable time. It has been a great learning experience, and I wanted to make sure to let you and everyone there know that.
Thanks again – try to stay dry (or enjoy the rain!)
Region 3 ESC
Subject: Re: Visit your campus?
Vickie and Glenda,
I so appreciated your visit yesterday. It felt much like a life-raft being thrown out to me as I bob up and down, frantically treading water in a roiling sea. Thank you!
I will give Kellye King a couple of days to talk to her team to see if they are on board with piloting an exciting new concept to build community on our campus.
Denise Frederick, Principal
Johnston-McQueen Elementary School
Work Smarter Not Harder
Excerpted from 175 Ways to Get More Done In Less Time by David Cottrell
We've all heard the adage “work smarter not harder,” which in today’s multi-tasking world is more important than ever. Here are a few “work smarter" tips that I have found very useful.
- Every day something unexpected is going to happen, so count on it. Don’t allow emergencies to disrupt your entire day. Keep some time open on your calendar every day to allow for some “oops” moments. React to them and then get back to work.
- Batch similar activities together so you are not starting and stopping all the time. Return all phone calls at once, write all memos at one sitting, review your emails and texts in clusters. Eliminate as many transitions from one activity to another as possible.
- Wait! Do these two things before you leave work for the day. CLEAR your desk and PLAN for the next day’s activities. Then go home and enjoy your evening.
- Schedule “one-on-one” sessions with your staff and/or boss. Gather everything you need to talk about and take care of it all at one sitting rather than interrupting each other the minute something comes up. Your boss and every member of your staff will appreciate this time saving and interruption avoidance strategy.