Learn how to maximize every minute of your prep period, so you are planned, energized, and present for the school day.I'm Totally In!
THIS TRAINING IS FOR YOU IF...
I KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKE...
Your prep period is such a short amount of time.
By the time you use the bathroom and grab a drink... it's almost time to pick up the kids. You think, "Why should I even bother lesson planning right now? I'll just work on my plans at home tonight."
But we both know that means another night of you curled up on the couch surrounded by schoolwork. It means another weekend lugging home your bag, packed with everything you might need to get ready for the next week.
It's not that you're not working during your prep period... you are! You're making copies, printing new pages for your planner, updating the classroom library labels, or refreshing the anchor charts. The list goes on and on... and on!
It's no wonder you're exahusted and overwhelmed.
You have all of these actual tasks on your to-do list... plus there's the decision fatigue that comes with prioritizing all the things.
- You've tried all the planners and systems
- You've tried closing your door (and locking it!)
You've even turned off the lights and taken a nap on the flexible seating because you can't possibly do one more thing... Oh, and you stayed up til midnight planning for today (Don't worry, your secret's safe with me.)
IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THIS WAY.
After this training, you'll:
go into your planning time with confidence and ease
have a simple-to-actually-achieve plan for your prep period
make major moves on your to-do list, even in a short amount of time
Let Me Introduce You To:
A training for elementary teachers who are ready to reclaim their time, starting with a purposefully planned and super effective prep period
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:
You'll have the tools to leave school on Friday with your whole next week planned and prepped in 5 bite-sized lessons:
Using the Teacher Time Self-Assessment you'll uncover exactly where you're stuck when it comes to maximizing your time.
With the Essential Decisions Method, you'll clarify when you will (and won't!) work on your prep tasks.
Focus on Less
You'll uncover how to finally ditch your overwhelming to-do list and use your new prep schedule as a tool to stay laser-focused.
Prep Schedule Mini-Lesson
Using the Prep Schedule Method, you'll develop a simple action plan for before school, during school, and after school that can be used as your new guide to getting things DONE! Check and check.
With the prep schedule lesson under your belt, we'll cast a vision and set goals to help you consistently leave school at contract time week after week.
HERE'S WHAT YOU GET IN THIS TRAINING:
A pre-recorded workshop with 5 bite-sized lessons so you can quickly implement your prep schedule without spending hours watching videos.
A downloadable workbook with a prep schedule blueprint and the framework you need to maximize your prep time
Lifetime access so you can watch on your timeline or go back for refreshers anytime!
SEE HOW THIS METHOD HAS HELPED TEACHERS LIKE YOU:
You can experience the same.
If you're ready to stop spending your prep time feeling overwhelmed...
And finally have a simple plan for your prep time that gives you your nights and weekends back...
I've got you.
ON THE FENCE?
These Are the Prep Time Narratives It's Time to Bust:
"My to-do list can never have an end because there's always something to do."
You're absolutely right that there's always something to do when it comes to teaching! (No arguments there!) But that doesn't mean that your to-do list can't have a stopping point. With the right plan in place, your to-do list can feel simple and achievable. You might actually learn to LOVE your to-do list when you realize it gives you the gift of FOCUS. (Some tasks that used to take up tons of time won't even make it on your to-do list at all!)
"I have to bring home schoolwork at the end of the day or be the last car out of the parking lot to be an effective teacher."
Nope! You deserve to set boundaries around your time. You get to go home at the end of the workday like everybody else. And it's entirely possible with some purposeful time management strategies.
"Being a teacher means sacrificing time with my family, because that's the only time to get things done."
You can be an effective, engaging teacher AND a great friend or family member. You don't have to be one or the other. Again... it's all about taking the time now to get your time management systems in place to give your life some balance, so you can be there for the people in your life. Giving yourself the space to plan your time gives you the opportunity to be fully present for your students, your family, and YOURSELF.
HERE'S THE ONE THING THAT COMBATS EVERY MYTH ABOVE:
A solid plan for your time.
Oh, and that plan for your time has to be based on you!
Which means that as cute as all those teacher planners are... they aren't going to work. (One-size fits all never quite works out the way we hoped it would).
Luckily, you've landed in the perfect spot because I'm obsessed with helping teachers maximize their time using purposeful time management strategies.
Speaking of time...
I'm asking for a little bit of your time to teach you some of my proven strategies so that I can give you the gift of MORE TIME for the things you actually want to do (like hanging out with your family, making memories with friends, or just meeting with your students in a small group to deliver that lesson that you LOVE).
I'm here to answer the simple question: "How can I get more done during my prep period?"
As a Kindergarten teacher, toddler mama, and classroom resource creator, I know what it's like trying to balance the day-to-day without giving up your entire weekend.
I also know that it doesn't have to be as hard as it has been for you. I personally went from being on the verge of tears during every prep time, to getting my important tasks done week after week with a simple, doable system.
Now, I help other teachers do the same. If I can do it, you can too.
Our Happiness Guarantee
I'm so determined to show you how important it is to add some balance and space to your school day that I'm making this a no-brainer price. You get this entire training and templates to keep forever.
Hey there, Stephanie here.
I'm your go-to teacher bestie for all things time management, classroom organization, and must-try coffee orders.
I'm also the teacher author and resource creator behind Teaching Little Leaders, a company designed to coach teachers on simple time management strategies and effective planning practices.
I'm on a mission to help lower elementary teachers work smarter, not harder, so they can use their skill set to support their little leaders.
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You could put prep time on the back burner... again
Let's face it, it's easy to do. You've got centers to prep, math lessons to plan, books. to read, and copies to make.
But there's one common thread throughout everything you do in the school day.
You guessed it! Time!
If you don't have your prep time under control, nothing will fall into place.
You'll still be rushing to put that last center together... because there wasn't enough planning time.
You'll still be printing those last minute copies...
You'll still be searching on Pinterest for a quick game...
You'll totally wing that reading lesson (just this once!)
...because there wasn't enough planning time.
When you unlock the secret to using the time you have effectively, you suddenly have SPACE that wasn't there before.
Space to bring back that lesson from a few years ago that you really love to teach.
Space to pull up next to that student and listen to them read... just because you want to connect.
Space to color that anchor chart... because you want to. (it's kind of therapeutic, isn't it?)
Space to GO HOME at the end of the school day... because everything on your to-do list for today is done.
Here's what you and I both know.
Your provided prep and contracted time will probably not change. (We can only hope, right?) Your to-do list will probably not get any shorter. In fact, it's getting longer as we speak.
But what you can control is how purposeful you are with your time.
And this is done by PRIORITIZING time. Take an hour out of your day to make managing your time a priority, and the dividends will pay off for years to come.