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40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club Reviews

Long time user

I have turned to Angela Watson for excellent resources and tremendous support since the beginning with her Mrs. Powell’s website. With the 40 Hour work week, she has developed her most stellar product. If used consistently, teachers can definitely trim hours off their work week and feel more in control of all the profession tosses our way.

Save Time and Teach More Effectively

I have been apart of 40htw and also the grad program. This club is worth every penny. I have been teaching for over 10 years and these past two years I have rarely had to go in on the weekends to work. I feel more organized and more effective and I am no longer wasting work time.

No more staying late or going in early!

When I began teaching two years ago, I was going in 45 minutes early, staying up to two hours late, and never feeling like my weekends were my own. Though I’m usually weary of one-size-fits-all programs, after listening to a couple of Angela’s podcasts, I knew she had something special. I just finished my second year teaching and I can say the 40 Hour Teacher Workweek club is the reason I’m still teaching. I love my job, in part because it no longer dominates my life. I rarely arrive early or stay late, and have my weekend work down to three hours or less. I get SO much more done during my planning periods, and thanks to Angela’s calendar system I no longer feel like I’m going to forget to do something. My classroom runs much more smoothly thanks to so many of her tips. But the best part? I don’t feel like I have to listen to everything. Angela encourages us to read what we can when we can, and then choose just one thing to change. This club proves that small changes can in fact have big results.

Life-changing

The 40HTWC has been life-changing for me with so many simple and successful strategies that have helped me organize and streamline my efforts- not only at school, but also at home. Encouragement to start by just picking one thing and move forward from there with a plan. I really enjoy listening to the podcasts as I get ready/commute and then having all the resources just a couple clicks away. The topics are ALL relevant and Angela is spot-on with knowing the real issues that teachers experience. I only wish this club had been around 13 years ago when I started teaching—but so glad I found it (I actually think it found me😊) & decided to be a part of it-as well as the Grad program! Best money I’ve ever spent!
“It’s not going to be easy, it’s going to be worth it!”

Worth it!

The 40HTW is a treasure trove of useful information. But there is no need to feel overwhelmed or behind if you aren’t able to implement all of the suggestions. Even if you only use a fraction of the information Angela provides, you will find yourself a more organized and less-stressed teacher! And, you can always come back to it when you have more time to zero in on the strategies most useful to you. I hesitated to join because of the cost, but it has been money well spent!

Change your approach, save your sanity

I have loved the perspective that this club has to offer. While I don’t use every single tool and resource available, I have used the MINDSET from this group every single day. I found that the pressure I put on myself and the way I was going about working on it were slowly eating away at my energy for teaching. I feel freer from perfectionism, guilt, and judgment, and able to see the bigger picture in a moment of a perfectionist tornado: does that worksheet need clip art or do the kids need a well-rested teacher? That being said, many of the resources have streamlined my work and provided high quality organization tools, parent communication ideas, and technology ideas. I think that Angela really listens and receives feedback to her club and is earnest in her advice.

Usable, Doable, Worth It!

I joined the club in the beginning. I wish I could say that I’ve implemented every wonderful tool available, but I haven’t. Yet, I still believe this is one of the most valuable groups I have joined as an educator! Why? Because even trying out one or two strategies or reading some of the material has helped me do little things to be more efficient – and it feels great. I also love that Angela is realistic – she knows teachers are busy and have lives outside of school, and all of those factors are considered in the materials she shares. The value of this club: priceless!

It’s Worth It!

The club honestly does give you back TIME! You may consider it an investment, and it is completely worth it. I was somewhat skeptical at first, but I figured I would give it a try if I could get any hours back in my work week. It definitely pays off. In addition to Angela’s guidance and teachings, the cost of materials they provide monthly outweigh the costs of the club. I was able to let go of so many things that were eating up my time. It is quite a bit more bearable to be a teacher after having gone through the club.

Like having a mentor teacher in your inbox!

I joined my first year of teaching, and it was the best investment I made in becoming the teacher I wanted to be. The information provided by Angela is informative with full of practical ideas and tips that you can put right into practice. The resources she shares (from TPT sellers and others) are worth the price of the club alone. And the private Facebook group has been a God-send to talk and share with other educators – even about subjects that go beyond the club content. I loved it so much, I signed up for the graduate program after my first year, so I continue to receive the emails (with any updated or new resources). I think the key to joining the club is to realize it’s meant to be a resource, not an assignment. Read or listen to the weekly content, but only if you need to. Your club content is in your online portal, so, once you’ve been in the club for the full year and have all the content, you have all that great information right at your fingertips and can research whatever issue you need help with.

Empowering for all teachers

I joined this club to help me balance the demands of national board certification, teaching AP Psychology and having a real life. I’m finishing my 16th year of teaching and I wish I knew about this club 16 years ago. While the podcasts, tips, ideas and printables are excellent, the shift to a productivity mindset is the most important thing. Instead of loading up on guilt, focusing on your failures and pushing yourself towards burnout–you learn to ask questions. What can I let go of and still be a good teacher? How can I do this more effectively? How do I create time in my life and my classroom for more of the things I love? This club has been one of the most valuable professional development experiences of my career. Thanks you Angela!