How Elementary Teachers Can Easily Use Templates to Save Time

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How Elementary Teachers Can Easily Use Templates to Save Time

Let's talk about templates and why you need to make them your BFF when planning.

Templates are a great way to make sure you don't have to start from scratch on a routine task week after week.

With templates, you can do the prep work for a task once, then reuse it over and over again. Sounds good right?

So what should teachers have templates for?



Teachers should have templates for any task that they repeatedly do.


Here are some examples of templates that will save you time:


  • Emails for monthly or annual events
  • Weekly lesson plans
  • Report card comments for each quarter
  • Long term planning for each month
  • Weekly slides for each subject
  • Monthly or Weekly Newsletters
  • Components for each subject's lesson plan
  • Components of a small group lesson (guided reading, guided math, guided writing)
  • Your to-do list
  • Team meeting agenda


Here's what to do next:

If you don't have templates for these things, the next time you go to do one of these tasks, save your work as a template! (I have tons of templates in my store if you don't feel like making them - click here for templates).



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