Course Description

What do you get here?

Would you like to "Get Organized" and make it look easy? This course is a companion to my book, Get Organized! Time Management for School Leaders. In the book , you learn nuts-and-bolts strategies to manage your time and organize your surroundings.

The book is not a bunch of tips. Instead, it's a cohesive system designed to give you total control and peace of mind.

The online part of the course includes bonus material. Technology changes, and the bonus material shows you what I use and how I use it. As the technology changes, the material in this online course will change as well.


Dr. Frank Buck

Frank Buck helps busy professionals achieve their goals through organization and time management. He is a veteran school administrator. He is a speaker. He is a writer, with three books, a weekly newspaper column, and an active blog to his credit. Most of all, he has shown countless educators and business people an easier way to work. Dr. Buck shares these secrets with leaders all across the United States and into Canada. Attendees love the blend of content and humor. They especially love how practical and easy it can be to get organized. Dr. Buck's newest book, the 2nd edition of Get Organized!: Time Management for School Leaders, is for you. It provides a comprehensive system that you can put it place immediately.

Course curriculum

  • 2

    Chapter 1 "Clear Your Desk"

    • Here's the First Step

    • Chapter 1 VIdeo

    • Download Tickler File Labels

    • Chapter 1 Discussion

    • Want to Share?

  • 3

    Chapter 2 "Your Signature Tool"

    • Chapter 2 Video

    • Bonus Material: Using Remember the Milk

    • Bonus Material: Google Calendar

    • Chapter 2 Discussion

    • Chapter 2 Quiz

    • Want to Share?

  • 4

    Chapter 3 "Handling Repeating Tasks"

    • Chapter 3 Video

    • Chapter 3 Discussion

    • Chapter 3 Quiz

  • 5

    Chapter 4 "Managing the Flood of Incoming Information"

    • Chapter 4 Video

    • Chapter 4 Discussion

    • Chapter 4 Quiz

    • Want to Share?

  • 6

    Chapter 5 "Handling Multiple Projects"

    • Chapter 5 Video

    • Chapter 5 Discussion

    • Chapter 5 Quiz

  • 7

    Chapter 6 "Where Do I Put It?...It’s Paper"

    • Chapter 6 Video

    • Chapter 6 Quiz

    • Want to Share?

  • 8

    Chapter 7 "Where Do I Put It?...It’s Digital"

    • Chapter 7 Video

    • Discussion Chapter 6 & 7

    • Chapter 7 Quiz

    • Want to Share?

  • 9

    Chapter 8 "Evernote Made Easy"

    • Create an Evernote Account

    • Chapter 8 Video

    • Chapter 8 Discussion

    • Chapter 8 Quiz

    • Want to Share?

    • Download the Web Clipper

  • 10

    Chapter 9 "Putting it All Together: Mindy’s Math Dilemma"

    • Chapter 9 Video

    • Student Data Improvement Plan

    • Chapter 9 Discussion

    • Chapter 9 Quiz

  • 11

    Chapter 10 "Time is My Friend"

    • Chapter 10 Video

    • Chapter 10 Discussion

  • 12

    Final Project and Awarding Credit

    • Final Project

    • How to Receive Professional Development Credit

Reviews

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R. Raulerson Evaluation of "Get Organized!"

Robin Raulerson

I have enjoyed the course and feel that I have implemented meaningful changes that will impact my thoroughness, efficiency and attention to detail. I think...

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I have enjoyed the course and feel that I have implemented meaningful changes that will impact my thoroughness, efficiency and attention to detail. I think I will be a better administrator and that the changes will allow me more opportunities to get into classrooms to see what students and teachers are doing.

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Easy to implement

Nijah Ford

I have truly enjoyed this book study. I love the items that were easily able to implement. I needed this book 3 years ago. At that time, I felt like paperwor...

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I have truly enjoyed this book study. I love the items that were easily able to implement. I needed this book 3 years ago. At that time, I felt like paperwork had taken over my life. Each chapter addresses a new organizational system that can apply to work and/ or home life. The strategies learned throughout this book will last a life time. I will continue to share this book and PLU with others.

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Charity Williams' response to "Get Organized:Time Managem...

charity williams

I found the information to be very beneficial. I have implemented several aspects of the course thus far, and plan to continue to explore Evernote and it's r...

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I found the information to be very beneficial. I have implemented several aspects of the course thus far, and plan to continue to explore Evernote and it's resources/ techniques. I enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere. Dr, Frank Buck was easy talk to and readily available to speak via the telephone when I realized I had the wrong book. I am not a procrastinator, so being able to read on my own and move through the course at my own pace was the best. Definitely would recommended this PLU course to fellow teachers and administrators. I will recommend the strategies to colleagues as well.

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right on the subject!

Gina Webb

Very Helpful

Very Helpful

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Get Organized! review from non-school leader

Richard Saucedo

Even though I am not a school leader, and do not even work in anything to do with education, I wanted to learn how to be better organized. I obtained, and re...

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Even though I am not a school leader, and do not even work in anything to do with education, I wanted to learn how to be better organized. I obtained, and read the book, and even though the book alone provided clear ways to implement a complete system, I had a few areas I wanted to fine tune further. The Book Study provided me with those additional details, and examples, which helped me achieve the fine tuning I needed. Anyone, even outside of the education system, will find this book, and Book Study, a clear way to get organized, and stay organized.

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"Get Organized!: Time Management for School Leaders"

Michael King

Dr. Frank Buck has developed a course has helped me identify the areas in my life which have consumed my time and prevented me from accomplishing my goals. ...

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Dr. Frank Buck has developed a course has helped me identify the areas in my life which have consumed my time and prevented me from accomplishing my goals. The course is well organized, and the book is well written. It provides a step by step “get to the point” process to become organized. Mike King

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DeAnna Chiaranda

I highly enjoyed reading this book.

I highly enjoyed reading this book.

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Great!

Heath McLeod

This course helped me to grow as an Educator. I learned so much about organization, clutter, and technology! I am thankful for this opportunity to grow as a...

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This course helped me to grow as an Educator. I learned so much about organization, clutter, and technology! I am thankful for this opportunity to grow as a professional educator!

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"Get Organized!: Time Management for School Leaders"

Alex Stephenson

This was an interesting approach to reducing the stress as an educator. I enjoyed the way that the course appeared. It was easy to understand and follow. ...

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This was an interesting approach to reducing the stress as an educator. I enjoyed the way that the course appeared. It was easy to understand and follow. I think this was one of the most useful things that I have worked on for Professional Development in a long time.

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Get Organized!: Time Management for School Leaders"

Melody Bailey

I highly recommend this book study. It has been very beneficial to follow my motto with my managers. I always tell them "We are taking what we are doing and ...

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I highly recommend this book study. It has been very beneficial to follow my motto with my managers. I always tell them "We are taking what we are doing and making it better!". Now we will all take what we are doing and making it better by "Getting Better Organized!"

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TICKLER FILE

jay williams

WELL ORGANIZED

WELL ORGANIZED

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Awesome Course

Allison Shepard

This book was nothing short of AMAZING!!! I have never been more organized in my career! I learned so many great concepts and have put most, if not all, into...

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This book was nothing short of AMAZING!!! I have never been more organized in my career! I learned so many great concepts and have put most, if not all, into practice. Thanks for an awesome course!

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interesting title it did not disappoint

Roger Satcher

best book i have read wish I had it thirty five years ago when I started. Well written and packed with useful ideas.

best book i have read wish I had it thirty five years ago when I started. Well written and packed with useful ideas.

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Encouraging & Useful

Allison Cobb

The ideas and methods presented will be possible to implement and stress level can be reduced.

The ideas and methods presented will be possible to implement and stress level can be reduced.

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AWESOME!!!

Heather Barksdale

This was an excellent course! I thought I was organized prior to reading this book. Little did I know, I was far from it! This course has helped me organi...

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This was an excellent course! I thought I was organized prior to reading this book. Little did I know, I was far from it! This course has helped me organize my work and personal email, desk, files, tasks, projects, and more! The course was easy to navigate and the instructions were clear. I always knew what was required from me each week and was able to work at my own pace. I have already implemented strategies that I learned and have relieved so much stress from my life. Thank you Dr. Buck!

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A must read for teachers and school leaders

REBECCA BOYKIN

If you are looking for ways to help your teachers streamline what they do each and every day so they can all develop a common vocabulary and common practices...

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If you are looking for ways to help your teachers streamline what they do each and every day so they can all develop a common vocabulary and common practices for organization among all teachers, this is the book to get!

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Get Organized!

Cheryl Horn

This book study offered practical and applicable organizational tools for all school leaders. I am so happy I took this course. Dr. Buck provided recommendat...

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This book study offered practical and applicable organizational tools for all school leaders. I am so happy I took this course. Dr. Buck provided recommendations on the kinds of paper and digital filing systems that help reduce stress and keep things readily accessible. Enjoyed it!

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Thank you for helping me earn the right to forget!

Russ Waits

I have had so many scattered approaches that there is no telling how much time I have wasted worrying about and wondering where important things are located ...

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I have had so many scattered approaches that there is no telling how much time I have wasted worrying about and wondering where important things are located and when they are due. The concepts presented in this book have provided concrete steps to improve my time management skills and gain peace of mind.

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Get Organized

David Dixon

This book study was a life saver for me and my sanity and is a must read your aspiring administrators or school leaders. Dr. Buck presents wonderful ideas ...

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This book study was a life saver for me and my sanity and is a must read your aspiring administrators or school leaders. Dr. Buck presents wonderful ideas and suggestions that will save you time and reduce your level of stress.

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AMAZING!

Tracie Sutton

This book has so many tools that can help a school leader not feel overwhelmed with all the daily tasks. I highly recommend this book study! I loved it!

This book has so many tools that can help a school leader not feel overwhelmed with all the daily tasks. I highly recommend this book study! I loved it!

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