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5 Ways to Cut 10 Hours Off your Teacher Work Week

Teacher friend – if you are working 60+ hours a week, I can just about guarantee you aren’t going to be able to sustain this pace forever and last in this career. I can say this with confidence because I have been in your EXACT shoes, and I am here to help! I want to share with you five practical strategies for cutting 10 hours off your teacher work week that were an absolute game changer for me when I committed to reclaiming my life outside of the classroom and actually having work/life balance! Are you ready to simplify your life by changing how you approach your teacher work week? If so, these tips are for you!

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I wish I had known: 4 teacher habits I wish I knew when I first started teaching that I learned the HARD WAY

I wish I had known: 4 Teacher Habits I Learned the Hard Way

If your undergraduate program or teacher certification program was anything like mine, you only learned a small amount of practical information to take with you into the classroom. And I am NOT blaming it on my professors by any means – there is just only so much you can learn from talking about theories, or even shadowing another teacher. So much of my teacher education has been a “trial by fire”, so to speak, of learning the hard way.

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Admin Support for Secondary Teachers that DOESN’T Cost Money

Admin support will make our break your job as a high school science teacher. More than any other job in K-12 education, high school teachers have the MOST additional responsibilities on their plate. This is in addition to lesson planning, grading, prepping labs, and actually, you know, teaching. Put the pressure of parents on secondary teachers to prepare their students for college, and the overwhelm can feel insurmountable at times.

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4 things to STOP doing to simplify your teacher life

I feel like if these last few years with the pandemic have taught us anything, it is that our plates are TOO full and life is TOO short. We should be working to live, not living to work. This is a huge part of why I am so passionate about helping teachers find work/life balance. Want to simplify your teacher life so you can have more time and energy for THE REST OF YOUR LIFE??

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5 Teacher Prep Tips for Summer

Top 5 Teacher Prep Tips for the Summer

I get asked ALL the time, “How did you manage to only work 40 hours a week with 5 preps? How did you never bring work home? How did you maintain a 1 day turnaround policy for graded work?” There are a LOT of systems and strategies I put into

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