Reviews

40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club Reviews

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The antidote to perfection

The material and online group have been very helpful to me. Especially helpful has been the idea that good enough is enough. I haven’t yet had time to dive deeply into all the material but what I have done has been useful . I appreciate that the materials are not complicated and the writing is jargon less and to the point. I wish I had found this my first years of teaching. A membership would be a good gift for a new teacher.

Works Wonders

This club is a life saver. Last year I felt like I was literally working every waking minute of my day and it had me wanting to quit my job. Something had to change because I wanted to keep the job I loved but I didn’t want to sacrifice my family and personal life for my job. I saw an ad for this club on Facebook and I decided to join. There was nothing to lose, but a lot to gain. Even after receiving only the first month’s materials, I knew this club was 110% worth the money. The materials and ideas from this club saved me so much time and made my classroom run a lot smoother. Since COVID prevented me from using every idea I wanted to, I feel that next school year will be even better since I will be able to implement more of the strategies I read about. Also, this isn’t something a lot of people may think about, but I was grateful that the information was available in audio AND text formats. I have ADHD and it’s really difficult for me to focus and comprehend and remember things that were said verbally. I loved that I could print out the text and highlight what I found to be useful and things I wanted to remember to do.

Not the year to try for me

I overestimated how difficult it would be for me to use this resource while burning out. The irony, of course, is that I purchased this to help remedy the fatigue from overworking. The reality is that I struggled deeply to make time for these resources on top of everything else. Maybe it’s because it was the covid year of teaching, but maybe not. Just want to be honest that this was yet another thing I felt that I was “supposed” to do but too overworked to incorporate. User error ❤️

Highly Recommend!

I have been teaching for many years, but when COVID-19 struck and I was faced with remote learning, I felt like a new teacher all over again. I joined the club to receive tips for best practices in remote learning, but I received so much more! I can’t tell you the hours I have saved implementing 40HTW resources into my school routine. Right now, I am writing report cards, and my time doing so has literally been cut in half using club resources. What a relief! In the beginning, I was overwhelmed because there are SO MANY resources available until I realized I do not need to use all of them at once! I can go back anytime and access them later when I am ready to do so. Every Sunday, I got into the routine of folding laundry and listening to the audio version of the monthly resources to let the ideas just float around in my head. The ones that were super helpful to me I would print out to keep and use. The ones that did not seem as relevant I decided to save for another day. I have only used a fraction of what is available and have found it to be more than worth the initial investment. It is something I will return to again and again for as long as I am teaching. The materials are organized in a clear, easy-to-use way with multiple ways to access them (audio, PDF, printable files, Google Docs, etc…) Thank you, 40HTW, for making teachers’ lives easier and more productive! I happily just joined the Graduate program. 🙂

Wish I could have used this …

I was so overwhelmed this school year, I simply could not find the time and energy to dig into these resources. I *wish* I had been able to fit each month’s offerings into my planning.

Keeping the life/work balance

Even though I have been teaching for years, this club truly helped me to find a better balance between life and work! The organizational tools at the beginning were one of the biggest helps to me. I was able to keep up with them all year and will continue to do so the rest of my teaching career. Even with the pandemic, the organizational tools were relevant. I was able to sleep well knowing that I had taken care of everything (written it down) and it didn’t take me a long time to do so. I want to thank you, Angela, for this wonderful club and the organizational tools that fit me perfectly. Even if you are a natural organizer, this club should help you. Not only does it help a person to organize well, but there are so many resources to help in daily teaching. You are able to access them in a way that isn’t overwhelming and doesn’t take too much of your time. It is worth every penny.

One of the best decisions I have made!

Firstly, I need to say a huge thank you to Angela. The time taken to create the high standard of content available has not gone unappreciated. I was dubious at first whether this would be worth the money, but it has been worth every penny without question. The support available, through the podcasts, weekly materials and the additional community I have made through the fb support group, has really changed my life as a teacher. It might sound like an exaggeration, but it’s true. I came into the club considering leaving the profession and this year has helped me remember why I loved teaching so much. It is a definitely a work in progress, there is so much available to read and implement, that I have at times found it overwhelming – in a good way! It has been so good to focus on strategies which have helped me to change my organisation and teaching lifestyle, both at school and home. I thought I was pretty organised – but I realised I didn’t have in place the systems to make this work in the long term. Despite being based in the UK, I have been able to utilise pretty much everything from the club materials. I look forward to each weekend where I can access new materials and take time for me – something I didn’t think I had before the club! I now make more time for my family, for myself, for rest and fun times, while also finding more time to enjoy the never ending workload that teaching requires. Everything has become more manageable. I really cannot recommend the club enough to everyone.

Don’t Ditch Teaching Without Trying This FIRST

I was at my breaking point before joining the club; looking for jobs outside of teaching and considering going back to school for something else. I had been reading “Awakened” by Angela and listening to her podcast when 40HTW was advertised. I joined and I am so thankful! The productivity strategies were exactly what I needed to gain control over my work and create work/life balance. I was extremely satisfied from the start with preparing how to set-up my classroom and organize; I was able to set-up in 1/3 the time of previous years because I was prepared and focused. Through the skills and organization gained through this program I was able to cut my hours to 40-45 hours a week and make time for my hobbies outside of work. If you are wondering if this program is worth it and if it will help you, it absolutely will! Even if you work in a specialized program or with the youngest of children, this program will benefit you!

What’s Your Time Worth

I was hesitant to spend the money. I wasn’t sure that it was worth it. I am in my 34th year as a teacher and thought there wasn’t much I didn’t already know. I was wrong. Spend the money. You won’t regret it. There are so many different tools that you will learn about. My only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner.

Worth its weight in gold

I joined in the summer of 2019 and from the very beginning could see that these resources would be beneficial and worth the relatively small cost and worth the time I put into it. Reading Angela’s words, listening to the podcasts, and using the resources helped me (a veteran teacher of 10 years) feel better able to tackle each area she discussed. I love the reminders that there is no need to feel like you have to do everything and the materials are mine forever. I’m planning to read/listen to everything again this year to build on what I’ve already done, and of course, the world of teaching has changed drastically with COVID-19, and her advice has stayed timely and also been updated to reflect the changes. Another benefit is knowing I’m not alone in my questions and struggles. So glad I joined!