In a blog titled “6 Shifts to Maximize Productivity and Happiness,” I encouraged teachers to designate specific windows of time during their day to check and respond to email. I found it draining to check my email continuously throughout the day, and the incoming messages distracted me from my other work. Even though I follow this practice in my own life, I still have a ton of emails waiting for me each time I log into Gmail. It turns out that there is a lot of functionality built right into our Gmail accounts that can help us manage our emails more efficiently.

I stumbled onto the infographic below published by GetVoip titled “Gmail Hacks & Tricks to Boost Productivity” and wanted to share it. It describes many of the Gmail features designed to save you time!

If you have additional tips that can help educators manage the unending tide of emails you receive, please share them here!

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