This afternoon, I sat down to type out a list of the things I do after school. Note that actually planning lessons and grading papers don't figure into this list. I aim to do those things during my planning period or at home. This list is just the other aspects of my job. While I was at it, I also made my morning routine list. I get to school about 45-55 minutes before the students arrive, so there's also time then to grade a small stack of papers or pull together some ideas for an upcoming lesson plan.
Print lesson plans and papers to be copied
Check mailbox, sign in, and deliver copy requests (We don't make our own copies; we have a staff member who runs the photocopiers.)
Deliver TAP work (TAP is our in-school suspension)
During waves: ("Waves" are our dismissal groups. We have 4 waves and the process takes 15+ minutes. I typically have a handful of kids in my room who will be able to help with some of these tasks.)
Change the date
Attendance in Power School (We do this every period, but I have a tendency to forget the last class of the day every now and again.)
TAP list, gather work
Log parent contacts
Photo 180 (This should be done during the day, but I'll have a back up reminder if I forgot earlier.)
Label and file missed work (This should have been done during the day, but I'll also collect work for students with upcoming absences at this time.)
After waves: (I'll continue the list above and add in these tasks that aren't well suited to completion during dismissal.)
Daily grades in Power School
Weekly files up-to-date
Student files up-to-date
What does your routine look like?