True confessions . . .
I am a terrible organizer. TERRIBLE! I have spent 40-something years being pretty on the ball and pretty good at keeping things in my head–schedules, appointments, meetings . . . all in my mind. Something has happened! Either I am getting old (GASP) or my life has gotten more complicated!
Today as I was taking status of the class I realized how much I am going to have to change if I am ever going to get good at tracking data for RTI. Keeping my “stuff” in my head isn’t going to cut it!
One system that DOES work pretty well for me is my status of the class calendars. I keep tweaking my system, but overall I have managed to maintain the system for a number of years. Here is how I do it. . .
First, I have a calendar for each student. I used to use a class list, then I went to a page for each student, then I went to a printed calendar–now I use a calendar that only has Monday – Friday so the squares are larger for note taking. I keep these all in a binder.