Create space in your school day with a simple system for planning, prepping, and organizing in your elementary classroom.I ALREADY KNOW... I'M IN!
QUESTION FOR YOU...
Will this be the year you finally come up for air?
I know what it's like! You love teaching, but sometimes it feels like you're spending all your time doing the other, not-so-fun *stuff* that comes along with teaching. (Ya know... lesson plans, prepping center materials, and all the other organizational tasks on our plates!)
I can't be the only one who has spent hours pulling resources together from Pinterest for the next day's lesson. (Gotta love Pinterest, but sometimes it leaves us feeling more overwhelmed than when we started, am I right?)
Or maybe you know what it's like to spend your prep period running around in circles trying to make the tiniest dent in the work that needs to be done.
You have great intentions and more ideas than you can count, but you look up at the clock to realize there are just 2 minutes left til' you have to pick up your kids from their special, and all you had the energy for was coloring half an anchor chart. (Oh, and you forgot to use the restroom. Whoops.)
The face you're making walking out of the parking lot after dark on a Friday night would make a great GIF, and it would have the words "teacher tired" at the bottom.
You're not sure you can handle one more thing.
You're spending every waking hour on your to-do list.
That's not an expression by the way- I mean LITERALLY every. single. waking. hour.
- You're spending your nights behind your laptop making plans...
- Your days are spent with your bestie, the laminator...
...and on the weekends you're lugging home your teacher bag full of everything you need to cut, color, and organize next week's center activities.
IF THAT SOUNDS ABOUT RIGHT, THEN KEEP ON READING
You know you need...
space to actually think through your lessons
to feel a sense of accomplishment at the end of the day
a break from being in "school mode" 24 hours a day
BUT NOTHING SEEMS TO WORK.
You need your OWN system.
You tried implementing that clever organizing hack you saw on Instagram, but it worked a lot better in theory than in real life.
The teacher next door has the best binder system for her guided reading lessons, so you bought binders and spent the entire weekend organizing. Then you remembered... you were never really a binder person.
Your system for organizing copies totally used to work! But now it's overflowing, and spending hours going through it would probably defeat the purpose...
You don't want to admit this, but you've tossed a stack or two of unused copies from last quarter in the recycling bin because you forgot you had them. **No one's gonna know...**
No one seems to understand how much goes into teaching LITTLES.
Your energy is spent running around the room, crawling on the floor even... all trying to help these little ones become independent when they are actually DEPENDENT... on you.
All you really want to do during prep and at the end of the day is take a NAP!
Just when you're ready to crash on the beanbag in the corner of your classroom, you remember you have to prep new activities to keep things exciting.
TEACHING DOESN'T HAVE TO BE LIKE THIS.
Imagine how it would feel to...
Actually feel like you have your head above water. You know exactly what to do during your prep period, and you feel a sense of closure at the end of the working day because you were able to finish the specific tasks you needed to finish that day.
Have a predictable structure for each subject with lesson plan templates that you can easily fill in with new activities. (No more starting from scratch!) You aren't constantly searching for new activities because you have a bank of low-prep activities at-the-ready.
Know exactly where everything in your classroom goes, and have organizational systems set up that make sense for you, your classroom, and your students.
It's time to feel planned, prepped, and organized.
When you spend time setting up your systems for lesson planning, prepping materials, and organizing your space, you have more time to focus on being present and doing the part of this job you love the most... TEACHING!
At the end of your prep period and the end of your work day (Yes, there will be an END! Leave your school bag at school, ok?), you'll feel accomplished and prepared for your next work session.
Doing this will free your mind from the swirling list of to-do's and allow you to focus on the little ones in front of you.
You deserve to have space in your teaching day.
A 4-week program to learn how to prep, plan, and organize for a more spacious school day.
You'll Learn This Framework:
Managing prep time is HARD. And no one taught us how to do it (at least not how to do it in 30 minutes or less after teaching little ones). You'll learn to develop a prep schedule and routine so you know EXACTLY what to do (and what not to do) during each day's work period.
It's time to simplify planning once and for all. Seriously, lesson plans don't have to take days. You'll learn how to quickly define daily structures for each subject. Once the foundation of your lessons is set up, everything else will fall into place!
You have a lot to keep track of and not a lot of time to figure out how to do it. Let's create organizational systems for your classroom that actually work. Oh, and that make sense to YOU so you can use them again and again!
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The results speak for themselves...
“TTU is life changing, whether you are a new teacher or a veteran teacher. As a second year teacher, I did not necessarily know how to prep my teacher tasks and definitely needed to put some systems in place. TTU helped me create a solid routine to get my teacher tasks complete, so that I could leave school on Fridays feeling confident and worry free. It’s given me more time to enjoy doing what I love to do. I’m forever grateful to Stephanie for this amazing program.”
“One thing I am constantly looking to improve on in teaching is my organization. There’s nothing I hated more than feeling frazzled when it came to having my school day ready for my students. Teacher Time University came at the right time! I jumped at the chance to join because after I read Stephanie’s blog and poked around on her website, I felt like she was someone I could relate to. What an incredible course! After going through Teacher Time University, I have my evenings back, and I just feel more prepared for the school day through intentional planning and systems I learned how to utilize. You won’t regret taking this course, trust me!”
LET'S GET INTO THE DETAILS
Here's What's Inside:
Shift Your Mindset
Learn the basic shifts for a productive mindset and what can help you stay present and balanced as a teacher
- Reflection + Goals
- Mindset Shifts
- Non-negotiables and Why You Need Them
- Setting Boundaries That Support
Prep Your Schedule
Master the strategy that allows you to take control of your planning time so you can complete your prep tasks week after week
- The 3 Essential Decisions
- Task Clarity and Elimination
- TLL Prep Schedule Method
- Applying Your Prep Schedule
Simplify Your Planning
Discover how establishing a routine for lesson planning and activities can help simplify and shorten the process while still carrying out effective instruction
- Utilizing Templates to Save Time
- Lesson Framework Strategy
- Simplifying for More Efficient Lesson Planning
Systemize Your Classroom
Clarify the classroom systems and organization tools that work for YOU.
- 3 Steps to Organization
- What Classroom Systems Are and Why You Need Them
- Building A Classroom System That Works for You
- Classroom Organization System Examples (ex: centers, teacher materials, copies)
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO SUCCEED!
You're also going to get these bonuses:
4 Weeks of Support and Accountability in the TTU Facebook Community
We'll spend 4 weeks together inside our private community, working through the modules. Get support and connect with other like-minded teachers who are working to decrease stress and take control of their time. As part of our time together, I'll host 3 live Q/A calls inside the community to support you through any questions. as you work through TTU!
(Value = $97)
Teacher Time Video Vault
Inside the bonus video vault, you'll have access to current (4) and future mini-trainings to support you in setting up systems for and saving time on extra teacher tasks. (Examples: setting up slides, batching lesson plans)
(Value = $55)
TTU Fast Track Bundle
This bundle includes 3 time-saving guides: Perfect Your Pillars in a Weekend (your fast track to completing TTU in less than 2 days); the TLL Prep Schedule Blueprint; 98 Low Prep Activities Cheat Sheet
(Value = $27)
Professional Development Certificate
Upon completing the Teacher Time University training, you'll receive a 4 hour professional development certificate to submit to your district.
(Value = $20)
TTU Course Workbook
The TTU Workbook is your roadmap to completing the Pillars of Teacher Productivity Framework with ease! It's filled with guides, templates, and more!
(Value = $37)
PLUS YOU ALSO GET THESE RESOURCES:
Book Bin Labels
Teacher Time University teachers will also get a bundle of Book Bin Labels. Includes Monthly Labels to organize all of your read alouds and resources for each month of the school year in 3 sizes, as well as a full page option. You'll also get editable Small Group and Student Book Bin Labels in 3 sizes each.
Editable Drawer Labels
Use these printable and editable rectangle labels to keep your weekly copies, laminating, and other paperwork organized until you're ready to use them.
Editable Student Supply Labels
Use these printable and editable square labels to organize your students' supplies and classroom routine. Includes 18 done-for-you labels, along with blank labels so you can add your own supplies!
JUST SEE HOW IT'S HELPED THESE
LET'S WRAP IT ALL UP
Here's what you get when you join.
Instant access to the complete Teacher Time University program and a PD Certificate upon completion
(value = $188)
Course Workbook with 50+ pages to support you through the TTU pillars
(value = $37)
Private invitation to the Teacher Time University FB Community
(value = $97)
Classroom Labels Bonus Bundle: 4 of my best-selling and editable label resources - Drawer Labels, Days of the Week Labels, Monthly Labels, and Student Book Bin Labels
(value = $15)
Teacher Time Bonus Video Vault with 4 bonus videos that will help you save time with all of the extra teacher tasks (setting up slides, batching lesson plans, and more!). You'll also get access to any new videos that are added in the future!
(value = $55)
Ultimate TTU Fast Track Pack with 3 time-saving guides: Perfect Your Pillars in a Weekend (your fast track to completing TTU in less than 2 days); the TLL Prep Schedule Blueprint; 98 Low Prep Activities Cheat Sheet
(value = $27)
When you add that all up, it comes out to a value of $419
but you can enroll
today for $97.
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We whole heartedly believe in our program and know it can bring you the results you need when implemented with fidelity.
If you give TTU a try and are unsatisfied with the product, send an email within 7 days of purchasing. We'll gladly issue a full refund to anyone who gives TTU a try and feels it isn't right for them.
Hey there, I'm Stephanie.
Kindergarten teacher, toddler mama, teacher mentor, and classroom resource creator. Life is busy, so I'm here to help teachers like you who are ready to gain control of their prep tasks without giving up the entire weekend.
By the end of my second year teaching, I was googling: "What else can teachers do?". I just wanted to TEACH, but was starting to doubt whether it was even possible to manage lesson planning, prepping, and organizing without feeling totally burnt out.
The problem? I was stuck in a fog of planning overwhelm.
When we set up simple systems for lesson planning, prepping materials, and organizing our space, we have more time to focus on being present and doing the part of this job that we love... TEACHING!
Teachers have an extraordinary gift to give. I want to help you free your mind from the swirling list of to-do's so you can focus on the little ones in front of you.
We have another year of uncertainty ahead.
There's no doubt that this upcoming school year is going to be filled with more change. After the last few years, I'm convinced we can handle anything that comes our way!
But I don't want you to do it at the expense of your own mental health. You need time AWAY from teaching to focus on yourself, to relax, to spend time with family, or just to sleep! I know you have so much to do as this new school year begins. There's the testing, the spiral review, trying to catch kids up and give them opportunities to connect in ways they couldn't last year.
It'll be easy to skip over this course and say... maybe later. Maybe next year I'll get organized. Maybe next month I'll work on my systems. But organization and time management are the foundation for everything else. If you are overwhelmed, your students will feel that.
We can't be our best selves until we take care of ourselves, and that's no different when it comes to teaching. We need to build out the bones of our organizational systems so that we can better manage our time and show up as our best selves for our students, with plenty of space to take a really deep breath.
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This will be the best gift you give yourself all year.
You know how you spend 2 weeks at the beginning of the school year teaching your students how to line up, where the lunch choices are made, and how to use the restroom without disrupting everyone? It takes a while, and there are things you'd rather be doing. But you spend time up front because you know it will pay off all year long. You need to do the same here. Spend some time now getting the bones of your planning, prepping, and organizing in place so you can use them all year long.