The 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club provides professional development on productivity. It’s a year long program full of practical strategies (for teachers, by a teacher) to help you trim 3, 5, or 10+ hours off your workweek.
Here’s what club members receive:
Actionable Steps Each Week
You’ll get 52 WEEKS of new classroom-tested productivity ideas in both PDF and audio podcast form. We’ll go step-by-step through each focus area. Choose just 1 idea each week, & watch as small changes add up to big results!
Positive, Supportive Community
You can finally stop reinventing the wheel! Hundreds of other teachers will be sharing ideas and resources, answering your questions, and providing encouragement and accountability. You don’t have to do this alone!
Printables & Templates
More than $350 worth of forms and teacher resources are included. Some are club-exclusive; others are curated from the best of the digital marketplace so you don’t have to spend time + money searching them out.
Free Bonus Materials
The complete 40HTW List-Making System and The Big 5 Tips for Teacher Productivity are available as soon as you join. Many members say these resources transformed the way they approach their work AND their life.
Use our professional development log to track your learning if you’d like. At the end of your year in the club, you’ll receive a certificate for documentation. Your district may credit you for up to 104 continuing education hours.
Ongoing Support Indefinitely
You’ll keep your access to the membership site AND the Facebook community when your year is over at no charge! Revisit the resources and get support even as a club graduate, so you can maintain your new habits permanently.
The club is about finding a better way to teach that is actually sustainable.
I’m Angela Watson, and I created the club. The goal? To help you get organized, streamline routines, give kids ownership of the classroom, and be truly intentional about how you use your instructional, contractual, and personal time…and through that process, you’ll trim 3,5, or even 10+ hours off your workweek.
Thinking about joining, but aren’t sure if the $137 price point is in your budget?
Here are 3 alternative ways to join WITHOUT paying the cost yourself.
1. Obtain Funding Through DonorsChoose
The club has been approved as a professional development source with DonorsChoose. If you teach in a public school in the United States, you can create what’s called a “special project” and solicit donations for PD just like you would for any other DonorsChoose request.
The project must be fully funded by January 15th, 2019, in order for you to join with the January cohort. You can access information about the research behind the club and its impact on teacher effectiveness in order to help you explain the purpose of your project and obtain funding.
Click here to see an example of how one teacher worded her project and got it completely funded.
2. Use a Gift Certificate
We have quite a few members who received their membership as present. Parents, spouses, partners, and even friends pooled their money together in an effort to help their loved one feel less stress and have more time. A few of these members didn’t even request the gift–their significant others saw the club advertisement and decided they wanted their partners to have a life again!
Sponsoring a membership is simple—and it’s an awesome gift for teacher appreciation, student teachers, college graduation gifts, goodbye gifts for colleagues who are transferring to other schools, and so on. If you have a birthday or other important life event coming up, you can make gift-giving simple for your family/friends, and say you want the gift of TIME with them more than anything else. A gift certificate to the club can help make that happen.
Just have the gift giver use this page to complete a form and enter payment information for the one-time fee of $137. Our team will contact you (or whoever the the gift recipient is) with login and membership info.
3. Apply for a Scholarship
To help ensure that financial need doesn’t prevent a deserving teacher from joining the club, I’m awarding 20 applicants full scholarships to the program for the January 2019 cohort!
To apply, you simply create a video (no longer than 3 minutes) telling me who you are, what your teaching dream is, and why you want to be part of the 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club. This does not have to be super formal or professional—just be yourself, and keep it short.
Then, fill out the form and include a link to your video. I’m looking for real “action takers” to award these scholarships to. The sooner you get your video completed, the better! I’m also looking for a resourceful teacher who takes initiative in solving new challenges, so if you’ve never recorded a video and uploaded it somewhere before, you’ll need to figure out how.
The official application period is Nov 1-15. My team and I will then review the videos, and you will be contacted by Dec 1st if you have been awarded a scholarship. The club opens to new members twice a year, so scholarship winners will be added to the January 2019 cohort. Click here to learn more and apply.
BONUS OPTIONS: Use a purchase order for individual memberships OR for school licensing!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if your school has PD funds which can cover your club membership, and we’ll set up the purchase order for you.
If 5 or more teachers from your school are interested in joining the club, let your principal know. You can send him/her this this brochure about the research behind the club and its impact on teacher effectiveness. There may be PTA funds, grant money, or a professional development budget to cover the cost.
School licensing is $179 per teacher, and includes advanced access to the entire year’s worth of club content so that your teachers/admin can determine the best order to proceed through the materials. There will also be discussion and reflection questions for your team to consider each month and bonus videos to use in flipped PD/staff meetings. School licensing also includes free updates to the materials for all future years of the club.