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40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club Reviews

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Found Balance

I joined the club because I didn’t want to give up on being a good teacher just to leave early enough everyday to have precious time at home with my young children. I learned countless new ideas that we’re new to me even after 8 years of teaching. I had my best year yet!

Get weekly dose of motivation and plenty of resources!

Last summer when I was not sure about joining 40HTW, I listened to Angela Watson’s Truth for Teachers podcast and felt confident that there’s something I could learn by investing in this club.
The biggest benefits for me were 1) renewed motivation – by receiving weekly emails that come with Angela’s audio message and 2) a collection of printables, editable files, and some special bundles of resources from TpT stores Angela partnered with for the club.
Even when the focus of the materials are not exactly matching with my teaching context, I could adapt strategies to my needs and preference. Although I am a secondary teacher, there’s a lot I can learn from what many elementary teachers use to organize and streamline daily teaching.
The club’s famous “list-making system” was a lifesaver for me. I could develop a new system of time & energy management after trying and re-revising Angela’s lists in a way that works best for me. From right at the beginning when I signed up for the club, I knew my goal for the school year 2018- 19 was not trimming off the number of work hours. I knew this year was a “season of sacrifice” in my career, committing myself to extra responsibilities and projects outside of the classroom and school site. Thanks to the club’s guidance on the list-making system, I could keep my sanity or at least I didn’t get burnout with the extra work I took on. Halfway through the year, I started to feel I was getting better at finishing what matters most for the day and week by training myself to prioritize what to do while “intentionally procrastinating” things of less priority by writing them down in my to-do list for later in the week or month.
40HTW experience will not disappoint you if you are looking for a fresh start and ready to commit yourself to learn from others and apply / adapt carefully curated materials delivered to your inbox!

Every minute counts!

I have so many additional ways to use this club, but just the weekly podcasts and using the basic Big 5 planning tools have helped me to better organize, reduce stress, and allow me time to focus on what I love – creating learning opportunities and building relationships with kids. I also found myself with more time for my horse and weekends were no longer spent working on ‘got to do’ stuff – and there is so much more room for change!

Angela changes your mindset and your life

Angela Watson’s 40HTWW club is phenomenal. She encourages you to use the materials at your own pace, to take one thing away each week, and to generally shift your mindset from a place of overwhelm to a place of “I got this.” You can catch up with the materials every few weeks (which is what I do on school vacations!) and take notes, listen to the audio recordings and read the materials.

I’ve found that the club has shifted my mindset from feeling stressed about teaching all the time, to prioritizing my family and home life a lot more. My weekends are not filled with dread, stress, and work. I have time back for the things that are important to me. For the most part, I’m now able to leave school at school. And it’s pretty wonderful!

Great insight for this homeschooling mom

This club offers so much great info regarding systems, workflow, planning & preparation, and evaluation that can totally apply to a homeschool setting. I’ve been radically encouraged by Angela’s “just pick one thing at a time–you can do this” message!

Thrive, Don’t Just Survive!

I honestly cannot express just how truly life-changing the 40HTW Club is! I joined the club in January 2018, when I was burnt-out and debating if I should be a teacher at all. I was constantly stressed, overwhelmed, and doubting my own abilities. To add to the stress, by the time the 2018-2019 school year came around, I was at a new school, in a new grade, with a new curriculum, newly-engaged, and wedding planning! Not to mention my then-fiance’s father was diagnosed with cancer on the first day of school. This year should have been the craziest, most difficult year of my teaching career. Instead, it was calm, inspiring, and fun! The club truly changed the way I ran my life, and it made all the difference! My husband has even streamlined his work and home life using tips I’ve learned in the club, too! All year, friends and family have constantly told me how amazed they are at how organized, put-together, and calm I am, three adjectives that never would have described me the year before! People at my new school even came to me regularly for organization and streamlining advice! While the year still had its challenges, it was the first year in my 6 year career that I felt like I was actually a good teacher. And while the changes in my classroom were enormous, so were the ones at home. I was able to have plenty of time for wedding planning, relaxing, and weekly date nights! On the last day of school (two days before my wedding!) I was completely calm, my classroom was set-up for the next school year, and I was able to just play games and enjoy my last few moments with my fourth graders. 40HTW truly made me a happier, calmer, more mindful person, and I cannot thank Angela enough for putting this club together. It has truly changed my life, and that’s not an exaggeration!

Great Help !

This club is amazing ! It has some great resources on time organizations and classroom, library , management etc. This year I felt so much relaxed and enjoyed my teaching unlike other years where I was so stressed. This year I was able to focus more on class time than over planning.

More focus

This club is very user-friendly! Involvement is based on your comfort level. Since information was provided passively and broken into small chunks, I never felt overwhelmed. I could access it if I had time, or skip it during busy times, knowing it would be there for me to access later. I like that the social aspect of the club is totally available, but not required. The club was like sitting down with an organized mentor and saying, “What works for you?” Then I was able to try out the tips to see if they were a good fit for me. Most of them were!

A mind-set shift. Priceless!

This program is worth every penny. In fact, after having completed the program I am convinced that you can’t put a price tag on getting back time! Thank-you Angela, for everything! My family and I thank-you.

21 years and still learning

After many years in the teaching field, I at first wasn’t sure this club would be helpful…it proved me wrong! I found things that I wished I had known years ago, and others that I was so happy to find out now that I’ve had many years in. The materials are easy to understand and spelled out for the “tired teacher/wife/mom/nana brain”. The greatest thing is you don’t have to “do it all” to feel successful, little steps can be added as you go into the next week, or month, or years to come! So happy I joined, looking forward to my 22nd year in theclassroom!