I'm a teacher with 3 classes of 6th grade math (almost 2 hours each) and using the GTD system has certainly helped me to keep my sanity!! I use Remember the Milk for my action lists (both PC and iPhone app)
I take a slightly different approach, though, in that I try to keep things as simple as possible as far as projects and actions. I have a @work tag that I use for things that need to be done at school. I also vary slightly from traditional GTD in that my @computer list is split into @computer-personal, and @computer-work. Even though I can do computer work at home for school, it helps me to keep them separate. This way, when I'm in "work mode" I can focus on all the tasks on the computer that I need for class. I mark these actions with both @computer and @work.
I keep a Teaching-daily project list for those everyday sort of things that crop up and need to be taken care of, but really are not a project unto themselves. "Grade chapter tests" fits into this. Also things like "write lesson plans", "email lesson plans", and "change bulletin board" go into this. I know what unit comes next, so to make it a separate project would involve me rotating projects more than just focusing on the next action involved. (I also use due dates in RTM to help keep me focused on when things need to be done vs. as soon as possible)
Special projects do get their own project on the list. We have an individualized plan that goes to some students that need to be completed by teacher, student, and parent. That project is labeled "Teaching - PEP". But, this project has a definite ending. I've also got projects for progress reports & report cards, my evaluations by administration, projects related specifically to teaching math "Teaching - math", and changes I need to make/update on my class website. Each project start with "Teaching - XXX" so they are all together in my project list. I find that the "Teaching - daily" can handle the routine tasks that I need to keep track of without getting too large. I also keep an @agenda - XXXX action list for those people I might need to talk to about different things, such as our media person, principal, etc.
Since our job requires lots of actions in a limited time (planning & after school), plus plenty of changes that can occur instantly (ex. parent conferences), I'd recommend keeping your project lists as simple as possible without letting them get too huge to manage.
If you want to talk more, feel free to email me and I'd be glad to help you out, at least with my own experiences. I hope this helps you out some!!
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