Susan Riley | January 2016

Episode 39: Streamline all your STUFF


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How many of you feel like you are constantly overwhelmed by STUFF?

From papers that come home, to items on our desks to overflowing inboxes, we are inundated with more details than ever before.  I don’t know about you, but it is starting to make me feel so paralyzed that I don’t even know where to start.

In today’s episode, we tackle this beast and finally try to get organized and streamline all your STUFF for 2016.  So, i’m sharing with you the tools I’ve been using to help get my life and teaching under control.  Best of all, most are free (or very little cost).

So let’s start reclaiming our lives and taming the stuff, shall we?  It’s time for a cleaner, clearer start!

FREE RESOURCE

Today’s free resource is my Pearltrees tutorial.  As I share today, Pearltrees.com has been a lifesaver for me and this checklist walks you through just how easy it can be to organize your entire digital footprint in one spot.

Pearltrees Handout, Streamline all your STUFF, Education Closet

DOWNLOAD THE PDF PLANNER HERE

What tools do YOU use to stay organized and steamline all your STUFF?  Let us know in the comments below! 

SHOW NOTES

  • Digital curation and organization tool Pearltrees.com is a must-have!
  • Looking to organize your world with pen and paper?  Try these planners from Erin Condren.
  • My tool of choice for social media management?  Hootsuite!
  • Need a way to get that inbox under control?  Check out the Thunderbird email platform and remember to try the filing system I talked about.

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About the Author

Susan Riley is the founder and CEO of EducationCloset.com. She focuses on teacher professional development in arts integration, Common Core State Standards, 21st century learning skills, and technology. She is also a published author and frequent presenter at national conferences on Arts Integration and STEAM education. Susan holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the prestigious Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ and a Master of Science in Education Administration from McDaniel College in Westminster, MD. She lives in Westminster, MD with her husband and daughter. Email Susan