Episode 47 of The Teaching Space Podcast explores some tips on how to make time to read more.
Last year I managed to read over 100 books. That’s a crazy number, right?
This list comprised fiction (some complete trash) and non-fiction. I tend to read fiction for relaxation and non-fiction for personal and professional development. Reading is, to me, both relaxation and learning.
I happened to mention how many books I read last year to a few colleagues (in a completely non-bragging way, I promise) and many were a little stunned. Quite a few didn’t believe me! Many confessed they wanted to read more but just didn’t have the time. In response, I set up a book club for my colleagues.
This podcast episode will hopefully help too.
Here are my 14 tips to help you make time to read more.
Consume audiobooks - it’s not cheating!
Understand that it’s OK to leave a book unfinished.
Remember - there is no test at the end.
Start or join a book club.
Find a reading buddy.
Wake up early to read.
Go to bed early to read.
Keep a book in your bag.
Have two books on the go at the same time.
Make the most of your commute.
Try short stories/books.
Set reading goals and track your progress using an app like Streaks.
Set a daily reading reminder on your smartphone.
Read what you want, not what you should.
This episode was inspired by one of my favourite podcasts: seanwes.
I hope you enjoyed this episode. Please check out my new book, The Productive Teacher at theproductiveteacherbook.com.