Ep. 84 5 Daily Habits of a Sustainable Teacher

Feb 14, 2023

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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 too - Think about it, plan the system to make it happen, then stop thinking about it.

Full Focus Planner

Today’s episode is brought to you by the Full Focus Planner.  If you’re like me, you totally geek out about planners.  Especially the super colorful and organized teacher planners with the stickers and the tabs.  Seriously - so cute.  But as I searched and tested multiple planners, they only became more work to maintain and didn’t necessarily serve the work I was doing in my classroom.

Then I found the Full Focus Planner.  

Teachers know the power in backwards planning, right?  We start with where we want students to be, then we plan our lessons backwards from there.  It’s just good practice.  So why don’t we do the same with our goals, whether professional or personal?

Well, the Full Focus Planner allows us to do that.  It also does NOT tell you absolutely everything you need to do or accomplish.  Yes, you heard me right.  It doesn’t put everything in your face to where you’re bogged down by the weight of it all.  Instead it allows you to prioritize your tasks so that you are focusing on what’s most important right now.

To learn more about how I use my Full Focus Planner and how it can help you get a hold of your unsustainable to-do list, head over to Teachonamission.com/planner.

Now, let’s get back to the episode.

5 Daily Habits of a Sustainable Teacher

  1. Set up your classroom for tomorrow - 
    1. put computer to sleep on the exact tabs and items you need open tomorrow
    2. Put classroom to bed - have last class take 5 minutes to tidy up the room, clear your desk

  2. Set your house up for tomorrow
    1. Put house to bed
    2. Set out clothes, workout clothes, pack lunch
  3. Move your body everyday - put boundaries around it (only 30 minutes), learn more about and get signed up with Mandy's Faster Way to Fat Loss Coach, Loren Mattingly, at https://www.fasterwaycoach.com/#Mandyrice 

  4. Use your commute - transition, quiet time, podcast/book on audible
  5. Determine your Big 3 in Full focus Planner - get your Full Focus Planner at https://www.teachonamission.com/planner 


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