When faced with the following three tasks as a teacher, which of the following takes priority: Marking, Planning or Resource creating/searching?
Woody Allen said "If you want to make G-d laugh, tell Him your plans!”
There is some of truth in Woody’s words, however in the professional world plans and targets are a necessity.
Alan Lakein, a well-known author on personal time management once said
“Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.”
So planning is the key to success but wouldn't it be great to share the burden?
In many schools where there are two form entry, teachers of the same year group often plan together - ‘you plan English and Humanities and I'll plan Maths and Science’.
However, if you are a Jewish Studies teacher and you teach more than one year group or there is only one form entry, you more often than not find it near impossible to plan with a co-teacher.
Introducing Google apps
With Google docs, sheets and slides, you may have a significant alliance. These Google apps allow you to collaborate on a document in real time, so you could work together with a co-teacher in the evening on your plans or a PowerPoint or even arrange groups for a class activity.
If you have a friend teaching in another school but who teaches the same subject, you could collaborate in the same way.
These Google apps work across platform (Apple, Android), and therefore accessible to mostly everyone.
All you need is a Gmail account and you’re away.
In your lesson plans you could of course insert a link to a Ji Tap game as a quality and engaging resource, there are hundreds of educational games on a variety of topics that would certainly save you time.
So with a combination of Ji Tap and Google apps your planning is made easier, download Ji Tap now: