"[G]ive yourself at least three more days than you think you'll need for each unit to account for fire drills, snowdays, and hangovers." Sound, sarcastic, and humorous advice for outlining the school year.
All teachers have their time savers, but this one is the most amazing ever! Last year, this teacher put everything they did that week in a labeled folder- tests, projects, the readings, vocab-everything. This year, she simply grabs the folder, tweak the lessons a little, and she's done. It saves student samples in here as well. She also puts a copy of her old lesson plans to make planning easier.