Three things that spark up my life

As you probably know by now I’m a sucker for challenges, lists, anything to make me (feel) more effective.

The first is audible.com an audio book site run by amazon, this means a) I can buy at the click of a mouse, and even more importantly b) I’m looking forward to my next commute to catch up on the fantastic book I’m listening to.

I’ve already talked to you about #teacher5aday on twitter, this month there’s the #teacher5adayPE challenge, don’t panic it’s not particularly difficult – the hardest thing for me so far was making a healthy lunch to take into school the next day ( I ducked out and did wall sits instead!).

Finally, the pomodoro app that I’ve installed on my phone, as I said, I love being bossed about held accountable, this is because, according to Gretchen Rubin, I’m an Obliger. Actually she’s right, and knowing it has helped me make some good habits, or at least understand why I keep starting new projects and have trouble carrying them through.

Anyway, back to the app, it’s basically a timer that you set to work for 30 minutes, followed by a break. It really helped me cut down my distractions by knowing that I could have five minutes guilt free twitter time after I’d got down to work. You can upload your to-do list with times for each activity, great fun although as with everything, we’ll see if I keep it up.

What about you? Tell us about your new toys!

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About fabenglishteacher

I've been teaching English for a few years now and this blog is part of my never-ending quest to make learning English more fun, and easier for my students.
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