Reviews

40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club Reviews

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Say Yes!

During the formidable Covid year of hybrid instruction, I discovered incredible support when I needed encouragement the most. I feel grateful for the way Angela’s club bolstered my growth with practical instruction strategies and meaningful curriculum. What a deal! My PDL money was well spent.

No matter what you teach this is for you!

Using the 40 hour club has helped me feel more confident as an educator and has helped me break down my to-do list in to manageable tasks to keep me from being overwhelmed. I started using the club my second year teaching and it has helped immensely with organization, time management, and an smoother school year over all. Things in the club have helped me go from being paralyzed by my to-do list and spinning my wheels to using my time well and being much more productive. This club is absolutely worth it wether you are just starting out or if you have been teaching for a long time there are tons of ways to make your life simpler and more efficient. Not everything will work for you, but some will and those small changes will really add up to big results just like Angela says. So if you are on the fence, give it a try and see how much better it will make your teaching life!

STOP SEARCHING!

Teachers never stop searching for the “new best thing/resource” PLEASE STOP! This is an investment in YOU and your SANITY! Imagine all the stress and uncertainty brought by the pandemic and how much searching you needed for hybrid instruction. This program has it all and best part you have all these resources for LIFE!. Joining was the best professional decision I ever made.

A new (better) way of life!

Before joining this club, I thought I was efficient. I would get tons of things done, quickly, and to a certain degree of perfection. I thought I would learn a few tips and shortcuts that would help me in my work…was that ever an understatement!!
What I gained instead was a better way of life- a more forgiving and realistic mindframe. I understand now how to prioritize and how to let go of meaningless task. Most importantly, I am WAY less stressed (and I didn’t even know I was so stressed).
During my first year of the club, I was reassigned to teach a new grade level online all year, since I became pregnant. In the past, I would’ve been overwhelmed and been a perfectionnist. Thanks to the club, I ENJOYED this year, learned a lot, set boundaries on my time and I think it was my best year yet!!
Now, as I set into my year off (maternity leave in Canada), I am using the principles I learned to be flexible as I learn how to be a mother and follow my daughter’s flow. This club has been a real gift to me and I can’t recommend it enough. I only wish Angela Watson made this club for other professions, since I know so many of my friends and family would love to participate!

If you are on the fence, DO IT!

I was hesitant at first; it seemed very expensive. I did not personally know anyone who has tried it, and I always have skepticism for online reviews thinking they are filtered or fake. I am a real teacher and this review is not fake. I guess if it was negative it potentially could be filtered out, but I can’t imagine anyone who has used the program is unhappy with it! The coaching is so helpful. And the materials are great. I suppose one could create some of the materials oneself, but who has time for that?! It seems counterintuitive for a teacher, especially a veteran one, to need a program that helps a person learn to be more time efficient, but it works! I work at least 10 hours a week less than prior years even though my teaching assignment was changed this year.

Wished I could have done this a different year

Other teachers should know that emails to Angela Watson will go unanswered. This club did not work for me this year since I took a long leave of absence to care for my young children while schools were closed. I had to make this decision later than I would have like and missed the deadline for a refund by a day or 2. The program was entirely useless to me and I wish that I could have joined a different cohort. I sent two emails to Angela Watson and didn’t get a response to either of them. Rules are rules I suppose. I thought that some flexibility and grace could have been given in light of the insane teaching and life conditions we experienced this year.

  1. Hi, Virginia! I’m so glad you tagged me in the Facebook group this week about this issue so I’m aware of it! ​We respond to all emails within 24 hours, so if you ever contact us and don’t get a reply, assume that our response was blocked by your school email server or there was another tech glitch, and try reaching out through the program’s FB group or my social account.

    I know this past year was super unpredictable, and that’s why we extended our refund period through Sept 15th (instead of August 15th, which is the usual date.) We actually kept the Sept 15th cutoff date again this year. The standard period for refunds in online courses is 30 days, so I think this is a generous and reasonable amount of time—you have 3 full months of materials plus all the bonuses at that point, so you should have a pretty good idea about whether the program is relevant for you.

    Most importantly, please know (as I said in our FB conversation) I hope you won’t think of the money as waste, because you never lose access! If you wish you’d enrolled this year…you can totally work through the materials now month by month. We can even send you the weekly emails all over again if you want.

Help For Living a More Balanced Life

I wish I had had access to something like this club when I started teaching 34 years ago! There is so much useful information and so many great ideas to try out no matter how many years one has taught. There is truly something for everyone. When I first started teaching, I enjoyed putting in many extra hours on my job, which was also my hobby. However, over the years, those extra hours spent on just one aspect of my life became increasingly burdensome. The 40-Hour Teacher Work Week Club has helped me to set boundaries and focus on the things that are most important and useful to myself and my students. I can return to the ideas over and over and continue to fine-tune my practice each year. I want my last several years of teaching to be the best ones. This club helps me to combat burnout and overwhelm. I’m still a work in progress, but I feel like I have support and encouragement through this program. Thank you, Angela!

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 ❤️