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When people discuss making a to-do list, they often stumble upon the common problem of being able to complete all of the tasks on their checklist. Well is there some magic powder that people use to get stuff done or are they just super determined people. There are a few things to discuss when talking about people who are always able to finish their to-do list.

The first thing to do is not to memorize everything you are trying to do. Memorizing, or at least attempting to, will definitely cause more stress and anxiety than at all necessary. Rather, write everything down. When you have everything wrote down on a physical piece of paper, your body feels rewarded each time you are able to check or cross something off.

One other great thing to do is prepare a list of things to do beforehand. An effective way to so is by creating a to-do list the night before you’d like to finish your tasks. This allows your body to rest easy without all of the thoughts cluttering your mind.

Next, you want to keep your notes and lists timely and put together. In other words don’t have your to-do list scattered across six sticky notes, three notebooks, and some memos on your phone. Keep everything in one notebook or one notepad. This combined with timeliness, or writing down and paying attention to when you want to do certain tasks, will make a go get them attitude.

A few more things to include when putting together your to-do list is defining what is a priority over what is play. To translate, it means to know what is going to benefit you and what you just want to do to pass time. A great example would be writing down that you want to get an exam done before midnight versus watching Netflix for two hours.

Lastly, you want to continually be re-evaluating your decisions. What is important? Use what you actually want to get done because a to-do list is just a guideline, something that should benefit you in your everyday life.


ClassDojo Builds Better Classroom Communities

A teacher, Mrs. Rhodes, has used the app, ClassDojo, for three years now in her classroom. It has changed the way she teaches and how she communicates with her student’s parents. Parents enjoy when she posts pictures of what they’re doing in class.

ClassDojo was launched in 2011 and has become rapidly popular ever since. It is used both in the U.S. and in countries around the world. It is one of the few pieces of technology that has become common in the classroom. In 2 out of 3 of schools, at least one teacher uses the communication platform.

Its first claim to fame was the point system in the app that lets teachers reward their students for their behavior, almost like giving out gold stars. ClassDojo has evolved into a service that allows parents and teachers to have constant communication with what their children are learning each day and creates a community between parents and teachers.

 The app creates a positive culture within the classroom. Mrs. Rhodes claims that it allows parents and students alike to see positive feedback. It is a difficult task for a teacher to call each parent everyday just to tell them what a great job their child is doing, so the app allows an easier way to positively enforce each child.

The design of the app looks much like Instagram, where teachers can post pictures and the parents can comment on them. ClassDojo even added a feature that allows students to post pictures and videos about their day.


No 5 years old, ClassDojo is turning its head towards the next step: making money on their service. They have no plans to sell advertising, but instead plan on looking into selling educational content. There is an enormous capability to spread educational videos to large audiences of teachers and students.

ClassDojo’s mission is to reinvent the classroom experience by bringing together students, parents and teachers in a way never seen before. Classrooms can become more positive places, which results in a classroom that doesn’t just get managed, it gets enjoyed. Classroom attitudes and communication can thrive with ClassDojo.

There are 8,000 moments shared by teachers every minute and 15 million students use it, creating a ground-up change in the education communication world. The ClassDojo team is led by Chris, who manages the engineering, Jenna, who manages the community and Blake, who takes care of the mobile aspect.

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