Productivity Strategies

22 classroom systems that make my teaching easier – Education Article

  My name is Deanna Roberts and I’m a third grade ELA/SS teacher in Ohio. As a lifelong perfectionist and overachiever, the club has helped me achieve a healthier work-life balance and has changed my life for the better. I am much more intentional and productive during work hours thanks to the strategies I’ve learned in the club.   As I’ve been in Angela’s 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club for a full year now, (and then one year in the…

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How Kim Lepre trimmed 15 hours off her workweek – Education Article

Kim Lepre is a 7th grade English teacher and the founder of the Teachers Need Teachers podcast. She’s also a Beginning Teacher Mentor and Ed Tech Specialist in her district, and a Level 2 Google Certified Educator. How has Kim managed to make time for all of that? She made a significant reduction in her workload during her 13th year of teaching. That’s when she joined The 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club. I’ve invited Kim on the podcast to tell…

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Overcoming mom guilt / dad guilt when you spend more time with other people’s kids – Education Article

Our topic today is parenting guilt. I’m going to share some info and studies about how this has become an increasingly bigger issue in recent years, and then I’m going to let you hear directly from other educators about how they’re managing it. Want to listen instead of read? Download the audio, and listen on the go!  I think it’s a particularly pervasive issue in education because you’re not just choosing between work and family. It can feel like you’re…

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4 beliefs to help you focus on what matters most – Education Article

In this episode of the Truth for Teachers podcast: the four core beliefs of doing fewer things, better that will give you the courage to focus on what matters most. I’m guessing the title of this episode piqued your interest because you want your life to have a real impact on the world. You care about making a difference, not only in the classroom, but in your family and community, too. And yet it feels impossible to have that focus…

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