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Just as it was true in my last episode, it’s true here too. These 5 habits are not rocket science, not earth shattering, but they are slightly different from other tips I’ve seen because they aren’t just for teachers, and they also aren’t just...
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Holy moly! I recorded this episode in mid-January and am not publishing it until mid-February - woah! But here’s the thing, at Teach On A Mission, we are nothing but #reallife, and sometimes deadlines aren’t met and life takes over. So when you hear me say it’s mid-January, just know that I am completely wrong, but hopefully what I share still resonates with you.
In this episode we get super practical! Share this episode with a teacher who needs to hear the message that their sustainability is important and a priority!
These tips are not rocket science, but they are ones that have allowed me, as a working, teacher mom, to manage all the things in ways that are slightly automated, removes the need to think about it
Goes with the new motto I’m adopting in my life and I think all teachers should...
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This video’s sole purpose is to recommend some tools, gadgets, or resources that I know will help you better manage the insane pace of a teacher’s daily teaching life. They are not top tech tools, they are not organization specific, they are simply things that allow me, and many other teachers I work with, to get a better grasp on life and managing all of the roles they play that are most important to them.
What roles do you play in life? I guess the better question is, who are you? You’re probably a teacher. Are you also a mom or dad? Are you also a friend, a homeowner, a person who prioritizes health and taking care of your body?
Well this video will help you manage all aspects of who you are, not just who you are as a teacher.
**Holy cow guys this is a long one, but, I have to admit, I really really loved recording this. So, if you have to listen in chunks, that’s the beauty of a podcast, just pick right back up where you left off and it even rewinds it a few seconds for you when you’re able to click play again.
Here’s to a more intentional 2023, and a glimpse into my year-end reflection and planning process. I hope you find it helpful.
As promised, here is a link to that year-at-a-glance calendar I grabbed on Canva - it’s now a template you can use.
SUSTAINABLE TEACHER SHOW NOTES: https://www.teachonamission.com/blog/being-more-intentional-in-2023-a-teacher-s-year-end-reflection
SUSTAINABLE TEACHER FB COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sustainableteacher
FULL FOCUS PLANNER: https://www.teachonamission.com/planner
At the time this episode will air, we’ll be up to our eyeballs in the Christmas season - which I absolutely...
About a few years into teaching, after trying all kinds of teacher planners including Plum Paper, one I made for myself, and even the coveted Erin Condren Teacher planner, I decided to commit teacher adultery or something else incredibly sinful as a teacher.
I threw away my teacher planner. GASP!
Tell them why you threw it away.
In this video I’m going to not just tell you what I did instead, which I’ve done before over on my podcast, which I’m releasing new episodes on weekly and I would LOVE for you to go check that out, but instead today on this video I’ll actually SHOW you what it is to lesson plan… digitally.
Ever been sitting at your desk, like this, and you go to make a quick lesson plan or double check you have everything you need for an upcoming lesson, and when you go to your Google Drive you lose your ever-loving-shiz trying to find something.
No, no way, not you…
Well if that’s something you’ve experienced, this video is just. For. you.
(Hold up big binder) - This right here represents what my students’ binders would look like at the end of each school year after having taken my class where we spent everyday either taking notes or completing practice and application activities and then storing them in this binder so they had access to all of it when it came time to prepare for their end of the year or end of course exam.
Drop it on desk - loud noise, shaking camera
Whether you teach little babies in elementary or big babies in high school - and I mean that in a lovingly, motherly way - you’ve experienced the drag and drop. Circa 2012 ish drag and drop became a major soft skill for all students starting at about age 2 when new age testing dropped into our lives - pun intended.
And when we drag and drop on paper, other wise known as literally cutting and pasting, not digitally cutting and pasting, here’s what happens….Have cut and paste activity and do some cutting and scissors and...
I teach teachers how to flip their classrooms, and when I do, we spend a good chunk of our focus on making their own videos. I definitely recommend making your own videos in your flipped classroom, but sometimes it can be too large of an obstacle and stops you from even starting.
If that is the case, then using another teacher's videos may be the exact solution you need.
It truly can be a beautiful, interdependent relationship that your students can thrive in and benefit from.
In this episode, we're going to talk about situations where using another teacher's videos is a must and how to go about doing it well.
Hey! Did you know that I have a quick start guide to flipping your classroom ready and waiting for you to download and use to your advantage when you decide it’s high time to be more effective with your students but in ways that are more sustainable for you?
Well, I do.
And it’s an easy click away at the link...