Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Scheduling in the Schools

One of the biggest tasks of a school SLP is scheduling.   My school placement in graduate school was not until the spring, so I didn't have any practice trying to schedule 40, 50, 60 kids.  When I got to my school this summer, I realized I had double the caseload I thought I would and knew scheduling could turn into a nightmare.

To make it easy for myself, I created a schedule paper for the teachers.  I asked the teachers to fill out the form and return it to me ASAP.  I also kindly let them know that I have approximately 70 students that need to be scheduled, so I would appreciate their flexibility.

Once the teachers returned these forms, I was able to make my first draft of the schedule.  Honestly, I only had a few tweaks when I went to confirm it with the teachers.  Most of them were extremely understanding and actually told me whatever I need to do will work for them.

What are your thoughts?  How do you make scheduling easier?

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1 comment :

  1. WOW! That seems like it was easy. I get a copy of each teacher's schedule and plug in students from there. Then I get their revised schedule and redo mine. Then I wait for the third, fourth, fifth,...revisions and adjust over and over, and over! It's a nightmare!


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