Prioritize!

You can't do all in once so don't try to, even when it's tempting to do so.

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I have just graduated as social science teacher in the Netherlands.

As I have like 100 new ideas an important things I want to change I have learned is to first set your priorities straight about what really needs to be changed. When you have done that you will be much more focussed on that specific innovation which is really needed.

For example to do lists are awesome for that! If you make these on your phone you will always be able to check them which increases your focus and efficiency.

This may be a quite obvious suggestion but I see a lot of colleagues who do not prioritize and get lost in what they are doing.

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Hi Flemming, how are you? Have you ever read "Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less" by Greg McKeown? It really speaks to your point about prioritizing what is important and not saying yes to every single thing that comes your way.
I think you are onto a great idea here and the comments below have really started to frame it out in more detail. We would love for you to share it in the ideate phase.

 A couple of questions that might help frame out this idea:
 What’s this idea about?
Why is this an idea that creates a culture of innovation?
How would you pitch this to other teachers in your school? Your principal?
How’d you get this idea off the ground?

Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or want to talk the idea out in more detail!

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