Welcome to session three. By now I hope you've uploaded your own weekly worksheet and reviewed what your fellow students have turned in. Especially if you identified as a seeker or consolidator. The process of just building the weekly worksheet probably brought you so much needed relief and perspective. Hopefully, you're using it right now and already think about creating one for next week. In this session, we'll look at a tool that will help you actually create your worksheet each week, the comprehensive calendar. Think back to those early days of school when you're just meeting your students for the first time. Your inbox and mailbox were full of all kinds of paperwork. Stuff from your district, grade level team, your school itself. When I was a teacher our school distributed report cards four times over the course of the year. The schedule for those report cards was on a memo that was given to me during the first week of school. It was clearly important information because I was responsible for turning in grades by the quarterly deadlines. Those deadlines were buried in a pile of other memos. Too easy to lose. If you're in this position, what should you do? You might throw out the report card calendar, because, you figure you'll get an email reminder anyway. Probably true, little risky. You might kep the paper for reference by posting it or filing it, highly responsible, could be easily forgotten. I suggest you pull those dates out and add them right to your comprehensive calendar. Report card deadlines, parent-teacher nights, even the days you're on snack duty. Put that information in your calendar, and when you're done, through away the memo and move on. This will take a little while to build out, but then each week, you look ahead, and you just scoop out those tasks and deadlines that go right into your weekly worksheet. That way, you don't have to worry in September about the first quarter grades that are due in late October. You can strategically procrastinate and stop the stressing. A comprehensive calendar has five attributes. First, it's gotta be year long and stretch from now, to the end of the academic year. Second, it has to have monthly views. Here's September, here's October, all the way through the last month of school. Third, it should contain events and deadlines, like progress report deadlines, marathons you want to run and don't forget the snacks for your grade level team meeting. Fourth, only filling your comprehensive calendar with firm dates. If you have tickets to see Beyonce in New York City on April 8th, that's an event with a firm date and it belongs in your calendar. If you want to get in shape before next summer, that's not really a firm deadline or event, I don't want that on this calendar yet. Fifth, your calendar really has to be consistently used. So I want you to scoop out dates from your mom's list of family birthdays, put them in the calendar, and delete the email. And then find the fire drill schedule, note the dates, put them on your calendar. There's one question that people often ask me. Here's Megan. >> What do you put on your calendar? Do you just put work related? Or do you put personal related? This is your life. If this is the way that you organize yourself at work, you spend so much time at work, the two are going to blend together. So, if you feel like it would be helpful do it. So I do blend like personal stuff and work stuff and I also I think with the priorities it also helps to have both on here because if I'm going to be away for the weekend but I can look ahead at what's coming next week, I'll know what to prioritize which is kind of nice. >> Now I think it's really helpful to have all of your personal and professional dates in one place. But like Megan said it's totally up to you. So think about what you prefer as you tackle this new assignment, which is building out your own comprehensive calendar, for at least the next three months. I want you to start looking way forward, so you're not caught off guard. Just like with the weekly work sheet, I've included a series of templates you can use to build your own comprehensive calendar. Use them or create your own. You're also welcome to buy a regular planner and use that instead. In the next video, I'll show you a few examples of comprehensive calendars.