During the school year we teachers just don’t have time to do anything extra. Time is our MOST valuable commodity.
If there is some training or professional development we aren’t required to do—forget about it.
But summer break on the other hand? That’s a whole different story! After the first few weeks of getting caught up on rest, reflecting on our previous school year, AND deciding what we might need, we can begin thinking about the coming year.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve already scheduled the professional developments I need for the fall. I’m excited about that new learning.
Sometimes we feel like even during a summer break, we don’t have the time for learning—it may feel forced, exactly the opposite of exciting. We feel as if it’s the school year and we’re overwhelmed with our to-do list, or we DON’T EVEN want to think about it.
But here’s the thing: getting effective training now saves us so much time during the school year. I’ve had so many valuable training experiences that have shaved off literally hundreds of hours of unnecessary work (and the stress from it!) over the years.
As a National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET) Master Teacher for 3 years, I spent thousands of hours field testing, co-teaching, modeling, coaching, and hundreds of hours in other teacher’s classrooms, where I learned how to work smarter than I could imagine by myself.
Last year I was struggling with teaching math. I knew EXACTLY what to do for all my levels in reading, but this was my first year teaching math in five years with so much diversity!
My classroom consisted of so many different levels in math! I tried simply following the curriculum exactly, but I began to lose my advanced students, and my below-grade-level kiddos were completely lost. So when the curriculum didn’t work, I knew I needed to seek my own training.
That’s what I do—just like you—when I don’t know, I get my learning going. Even during the school year, I had to do something different even knowing it would take some of my own time outside the classroom.
I found an online program that taught me how to teach math primarily in small group. It was THE ANSWER to my challenge. It didn’t teach me what to teach or how to teach math—it taught me a system—integrating and succeeding at teaching small group math.
That online training literally changed my classroom overnight. I was amazed at how quickly I was able to reach all my students, and how I no longer felt overwhelmed or frustrated trying to reach all my levels. And best of all, I felt so confident because I was no longer struggling to figure it all out.
At the end of the year, when I calculated how much time I saved through INVESTING my time and money in the guided math course, I saved over a hundred hours. I knew exactly what to do every single day. And honestly, even if I hadn’t saved hours off my work week every week, it still would have been so worth it. Time is one of our most valuable commodities but peace of mind is PRICELESS.
So if you’re hesitating right now to invest time in your own learning, don’t. If you know exactly what you need to learn for the coming year—it’s time to invest in your future and the future of your students.
And if you KNOW that you need to differentiate for ALL your levels in reading because you notice each year your classroom gets more diverse, it’s time to find YOUR solution.
The doors are open now for my FREE ONLINE TRAINING “Secrets of the Savvy Teacher: The 3 Surprising Mistakes Most Teachers Make—and How to Fix Them.”
It’s time to end the worry about reaching all your levels in reading and wasting hours making the same mistakes over and over again. In the training we’ll cover:
• THE 3 surprising MISTAKES most teachers make in their classroom (YEAR AFTER YEAR)
• How to FIX the mistakes—with ease and confidence
• Learn the TRUTH behind why most solutions fail
• Discover the ONE BIG FIX for reaching ALL your levels
I can’t wait to see you there!