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40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club Reviews

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Life Changing

This course helped me so very much. I really loved the practice tips for all my difficult processes.

This Is All You Need

As a high school teacher, the 40 Hour Teacher Work Week gave me several ways to rethink and organize for the modern student. I was able to use several resources from the elementary and middle school levels to rethink and repurpose the materials for my classes. The modern topics the staff covered throughout the program gave me the support and additional reasons to defend my time. The suggestions and examples from the foundations are not only helping me, but also my students. I highly recommend this program to new and veteran teachers at any grade level.

Good quality resources

Each month you receive an abundance of great quality resources and materials to help in your classroom and to balance your school/work life.

Worth it for the bonus downloads alone

There are so. many. downloads. I know the focus is usually on the productivity hacks and such, but the extra downloads (Google slides activities, assignment templates, pre-made icebreaker activities etc.) are real timesavers.

Good stuff, hard to use

I think this program is most useful for people who already have some strong organization skills and existing uninterrupted spare time. The files are lengthy PDFs, which take time to get through, or audio files that must be listened to in a browser or downloaded. No podcast-style streaming option, which makes them difficult to use. I did not have time to make use of many of the resources, but I hope to go back to them over the summer.

Grading 66 essays at a time didn’t kill me

The tips Angela shares on her podcast are great, but the SYSTEMS that come from the club were a saving grace in this weird post-pandemic (not really) year. I felt more confident in teaching because I had more systems, my students became major contributors to the running of our classroom in an effective way, and I was able to incorporate a side hustle that made much more than the club costs. Most importantly, I was present for date night and didn’t feel like I had to stay at school late all the time.

Many reasons to join

I was hesitant to sign up originally. Would it be worth the money? Would I be adding more to my plate than I could handle? How would I benefit? Well, I will tell you it was worth the money, and no, I didn’t add more to my plate because I could CHOOSE how much/how little to read, listen, interact with the club. Angela sends out information monthly with Core Concepts broken down into manageable chunks. I loved knowing that if I didn’t have the time to look through everything, it was okay. I’ll always be a part of the group and have access to the materials, podcasts, etc. What did I gain? 1. Confidence in the fact that I wasn’t a failure when I couldn’t “do it all.” 2. Camaraderie with educators across the globe – real people with the same struggles, the same goals, and great ideas who were always willing to listen, suggest, and share. 3. Peace of mind. I was reminded over and over that working myself into exhaustion wasn’t the way to be the best teacher I could be for my students. 4. Balance – it’s okay to not have your work life be a 24 hour day. There is time for yourself and your family and friends WHILE being the best teacher you can be. If you choose to sign up, you won’t regret it.

So glad I joined this program

While some of the ideas or materials were for grades above kindergarten I still found plenty of time saving ideas and techniques to help me be more focused and effective in my teaching. I also gained new perspectives on how to best use my time, streamline many tasks, and reflect on the purpose of what I am doing in the classroom. I had a particular challenging class this year (as I’m sure was the case for most of us teaching post-pandemic) that really struggled with listening, following directions, and getting along with others. RIght when I needed it, the January materials focused on reteaching the classroom management routines and procedures. The ideas that I found here literally saved my sanity as I felt like I had control of the class once again.

A Wealth of Resources

This is one of the most useful resources I have ever purchased. It’s not really a course, it’s more like a wealth of resources and podcasts/articles that allow you to be your best self in the classroom. I love the way her materials can be applied to any grade and her concepts are practical and kind. I echo what others say, do NOT try to do everything and do NOT feel discouraged if you do not have time to read everything month by month. Just use vacations to get caught up a little and apply what makes sense for you. The materials are good quality and most importantly, she helps you give yourself permission to say, “My good enough is good enough.” Because of this course, I did not bring work home half as often as I used to. Yes, partially that was because I was passed out on the couch, but I no longer felt guilty about passing out on the couch. I allowed myself to take a long nap because that is what I needed. This course gave me the tools to keep going.

So helpful!

I am so glad that I invested in this club! The guiding principles, resources, and support were transformative. While I didn’t get through all of the materials, I’m so glad that I can go back through the materials this next school year. The to-do list, student jobs, and report card comments were especially helpful systems that I used this past year. Overall, I’m just so grateful for the mindset shifts and foundations this course has given me so that I could reclaim my time outside of work and feel less frazzled each day.