Reviews

40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club Reviews

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Any current or graduated member of the club is welcome to leave a review and let other teachers know what to expect.

Game Changer!

I joined the club after my first two years of teaching. I had a lot I was still figuring out and I can be somewhat disorganized. The club absolutely exceeded my expectations and was a complete game changer for me. I love professional development and have taken a lot of classes and workshops. This one is hands down the best one I have taken part in because of the wide variety of topics covered. This club helped me in all aspects of my teaching. One thing I really struggled with was balance. I am the person who takes care of everyone but myself and then my health suffers. I feel like I can do more in less time now, take care of myself, take care of my family, and I am happier in all areas of my life. It takes work, and it is a journey not a destination, meaning that I am taking it one step at a time and still have a lot of improvements to make. That is the great thing about the club, you have access even after the year is over so you can go back to topics to review, or work through the material at your own pace. I can’t thank Angela enough for putting this all together. If you do the work and are open to change this can make a huge difference for you. I am now reading one of Angela’s books and I signed up for the graduate program so this club will continue to be part of my journey as a teacher, wife, mother, and for myself.

Got me organized and shifted my thinking

I joined this club to help me optimize my teaching practice and make the best use of my time. But it also helped me to rethink about my time, my priorities, and my expectations for myself, which has had just as much impact as the strategies I’ve learned around organization and time management.

The only time management tool that has worked for me.

The club has a broad range of strategies to fit many different learning and teaching styles.

Well worth it!

Angela gives you loads of information to better your teaching practice, as well as time-saving tips. You get handouts, printables, and lesson ideas as well. I have gotten a lot out of the Facebook group too. It’s like a Dear Abby for teachers, but the Facebook group offers solutions rather than one person. The thing that makes it worth the cost, is that once you are a member, you have access to the information you were given forever! This is huge, because sometimes you don’t have time to delve into the information for the month, so you can go back and revisit it when you do! And you keep your membership to the Facebook group as well! By this, you can see that Angela really cares about teachers, and she takes into consideration the demands on their time!

Helped Me, My Family, and My Students

During this last year, my husband deployed overseas, I had a lumpectomy, my husband had unexpected surgery, and my son got sick. I believe that the skills I am learning and developing helped me make time for my health and my family’s health as well as provide a compassionate and rigorous learning community for my students. I am learning how to prioritize and be intentional at home and at school.

Worth the Time

There are so many excellent ideas shared in the club, not only from Angela but other educators, too. Although my use of all the ideas is still a work in progress, I feel like I’ve definitely reduced my workload by implementing a few changes. I love that I can always go back and revisit club materials when I’m ready to do more. I loved listening to the audio on my commute to/from work. It always left me feeling inspired.

Great Information and Resources

Great information and resources available to you within the club. I did fall behind on reading every week, but it is available to you beyond your alloted time, so if you do get behind…you can always look back.

Take a leap, you won’t regret it.

When I first started teaching, I used to be at school from 7am until 7pm doing lesson planning and everything else in between. I was young, and didn’t really feel that it mattered that much because I loved doing it. I slowly came to realize though, that the rest of my life suffered because I no longer had a life or time for that matter. Everything was always about school. Then, kids came. The guilt of not spending enough time with them dawned on me. Then, this club and Angela came to help through this club. I have learned so much over the past year, and though I have missed some audio recordings here and there, Angela doesn’t make you feel like you are at fault. She understands and rather tells us time and again to not be so hard on ourselves. And if you really are struggling, she is just an email away. You get to refer back to the content again and again without your computer being overblown by files. The Facebook groups are amazing too! The teachers there really take the time to share their ideas and I know I’ve always felt so well supported. Living here in Malaysia, the exchange rate is high, so it works out to be RM600, which is roughly 25% of a Kindergarten teacher’s monthly salary. It has been worth.every.penny.

Supportive, high-quality resources

I found these high-quality resources to be well-organized and helpful. I appreciated Angela’s reminders to try just one or two ideas. Her supportive comments and messages helped reduce the “overwhelm” factor and show she really understands the reality of being a teacher.

Countering Burnout

I joined the club bc I was working over 60 hours a week. I was exhausted but as a pretty organized and experienced teacher, I didn’t have anyone to turn to for ideas. Angela’s podcast was recommended to me by a Responsive Classroom instructor. After listening to a few podcasts, I was in. The 40HTW Club has helped me learn organizatonal strategies and mindset shifts that helped me to cut my hours by 10-15/ week even though I switched grade levels. My favorite section was the Self-running Classroom. I thought I had kids helping before but now I don’t even have to use up brain-space (or have kids bicker about) silly things like who will hold the door or pass out the papers. Glorious!

I highly recommend the 40HTW Club to new and experienced teachers alike.