Online professional development for teacher productivity

Get organized, maximize your time, and stay focused on what matters most with the 40 Hour Teacher Workweek program from Angela Watson.


Early bird access to the July 2020 cohort begins June 7th!

4 Days until sign-up opens

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Everything you need to streamline and simplify your workload as a K-12 teacher

Clear, Actionable Steps

You’ll get 12 months of classroom-tested productivity ideas in both PDF and audio form so you can read or listen. We’ll go step-by-step through each focus area. Choose just a few ideas each month, & watch as small changes add up to big results!

Positive, Supportive Community

You can finally stop reinventing the wheel! The club’s coaches + thousands of other teachers will share ideas, answer your questions, and provide encouragement and accountability. You’ll never have to do this alone!

Printables & Templates

More than $350 worth of forms and teacher resources are included. Some are club-exclusive; others are curated from the best of the digital marketplace so you don’t have to spend time + money searching them out.

Free Bonus Materials

6 additional resources are available as soon as you join. Many members say these resources were the key to better work/life balance.

PD Certificate

Use our professional development log to track your learning if you’d like. After the yearlong program is over, you’ll receive a certificate of completion. You can receive credit for up to 104 continuing education units (CEUs.)

Ongoing Support Indefinitely

You’ll keep your access to the membership site AND the Facebook community when the course is over at no charge! Revisit the resources and get support even as a club graduate, so you can maintain your new habits permanently.

Work at your own pace whenever it's convenient

There's no deadline and no assignments to submit unless your district requires it. Just follow these 3 simple steps to get results:

Each month, login to the site and find new resources organized into Core Concepts and 3 optional extensions

Skim over the Core Concepts PDF (or listen to the audio) to learn a variety of strategies, habits, and mindset shifts

Choose a few ideas to experiment with, using the optional extensions anytime you want to go deeper

Use only what's most relevant for YOU

What could you do with an extra

11

hours per week?

That’s 500 hours per year!

The average teacher joining the program works 62 hours per week. With the club's support, the average member works just 51 hours in a typical week.

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Get ongoing support throughout the school year

Whether you’ll be teaching remotely, working on a staggered schedule, using a hybrid model, or some other new reality … you won’t have to figure out what next school year is going to look like on your own.

All materials will be adapted for current educational needs. Our current plan is below, but the exact resources provided for each month’s topic are subject to change. For example, “Organize a Stress-Free Open House” will likely be included, but will be updated with ways to hold the event with safe social distancing, as well as ways to host it virtually.

We will wait to make final decisions about the content of each month’s resources until the month prior, to ensure everything is relevant to rapidly changing pandemic conditions.

Core ConceptDesign a classroom that facilitates productivity
Extension 1Plan procedures for a smooth first week
Extension 2Automate and delegate tasks through classroom jobs
Extension 3Organize a stress-free Open House or Back to School night
Core ConceptEstablish productive daily routines for you and your students
Extension 1Designate an easily-accessible spot for every paper in your classroom
Extension 2Create a sustainable work schedule for back-to-school and beyond
Extension 3Build a healthy class culture focused on productivity and wellbeing
Core ConceptStreamline communication with admin, colleagues, and families
Extension 1Track, document, and communicate about behavior and intervention
Extension 2Redesign parent conferences to be more efficient and effective
Extension 3Establish boundaries and set realistic expectations with families
Core ConceptSimplify your planning to create better lessons more quickly
Extension 1Plan holistically in advance to feel more prepared each day
Extension 2Co-plan and leverage the experience of other teachers
Extension 3Reduce planning for differentiation with replicable routines
Core ConceptStreamline grading and make assessment more meaningful
Extension 1Reduce the time it takes to score student work
Extension 2Assess student writing more efficiently and effectively
Extension 3Find creative ways to informally assess and monitor student progress
Core ConceptStrengthen student work habits and differentiate for individual work paces
Extension 1Empower students to take charge of re-takes, late work, and missing work
Extension 2Simplify homework systems to protect your time, class time, and kids’ time
Extension 3Increase homework completion with meaningful assignments and incentives
Core ConceptRevisit expectations and reboot routines for kids’ changing needs
Extension 1Strengthen rapport and relationships even when you’re busy
Extension 2Problem solve through class meetings and restorative circles
Extension 3Make test prep more meaningful, and testing less stressful
Core ConceptMaximize instructional time and reduce time-wasters
Extension 1Speed up transitions and refocus students more quickly
Extension 2Systematize collaborative learning and group work
Extension 3Simplify centers and stations for student-directed learning
Core ConceptRefine your work habits to protect your time off
Extension 1Give yourself permission to relax and turn off your mind at night
Extension 2Align your life with priorities and long-term goals
Extension 3Uncover more time by eliminating, automating, and delegating
Core ConceptDevelop new approaches to solve your biggest tech issues
Extension 1Overcome digital clutter and create efficient email habits
Extension 2Simplify your search for the best tech tools and apps
Extension 3Cultivate a collection of go-to sites & apps for student skill practice
Core ConceptFinish on a high note with a stress-free classroom closeout
Extension 1Create an effective system for packing up and moving classrooms
Extension 2Overcome procrastination when you’re overwhelmed with tasks
Extension 3Contemplate and prepare for the job you want in the fall
Core ConceptPlan for summer priorities to maximize your break
Extension 1Implement “The Big Five” tips for productivity at home
Extension 2Develop home habits and organization systems that simplify your life
Extension 3Track your time and energy to rejuvenate for fall


PLUS: Join in June and get 4 Early Bird Bonuses!

You'll get the entire set of June club materials for maximizing your summer and getting organized at home.

Yes! Forever. Really.

Pay once. Learn forever.

You never lose access to the resources you paid for. And because the club is focused on YOUR mindset and habits (not your grade level or subject area), you can keep applying the strategies throughout your career, no matter what or where you might teach later on.

One-time purchase

$149

Save money by paying up front, with no further charges, ever.

Payment plan

$52

x3 payments

Same great course, split over 3 manageable payments. Total price - $156

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Get results or your money back.

I'm confident that you will feel more prepared for back-to-school and less stressed as soon as you begin using the resources this summer. If the program isn't a good fit for any reason, send me an email by Sept. 15th, and I’ll refund your entire payment.




You don't have to pay out of pocket!

1. Apply for a scholarship. We're awarding triple the usual amount of full scholarships to the program for the July 2020 cohort. Learn more here.

2. Raise funds with DonorsChoose. 40 Hour is approved as a professional development provider with DonorsChoose. If you teach in a public school in the United States, you can create what’s called a “special project” and solicit donations for PD just like you would for any other DonorsChoose request. Learn more here.

3. Ask your admin about school funds for online PD to support you with the new teaching expectations. Your school may have unused PD funds that must be spent by June 30th, or funding allocated specifically for PD for next year. 40 Hour is one of the most affordable, comprehensive options and is updated for COVID-19 changes. You can pay with a purchase order or school check/credit card. Learn more here.

4. Request a gift certificate. Sponsoring a membership is simple, and it’s an awesome gift for teacher appreciation. If you have a birthday or other important life event coming up, you can make gift-giving simple for your family/friends. Learn more here.

Join over 32,000 teachers who have used these strategies

The club was established in 2015, and now has over 500 five star reviews from teachers like you. Here are some of their stories:

Jake Miller

Jake refocused on best teaching practices that were affirmed & gained more family time.


Andrea

Andrea got organized & created efficient systems so she could finally work ahead.a

Johnathan

Johnathan saw kids take more ownership as he gained time for hobbies & wellness.

Lizzy Neiger

Lizzy gained 10 hours a week & feels like a better teacher, wife, and mom because she’s less stressed.

T.

T. got the support she needed to let go of perfectionism & overwhelm at her own pace.


#40hourgaveme

Teachers from across the United States (and beyond!) are sharing their stories about the club's strategies on social media.

You WILL get results.
Promise.

I'm Angela, and I founded the 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club back in 2015.

I've spent 11 years as a classroom teacher and 12 more as an instructional coach and educational consultant. I designed this program based on what worked for me as a teacher, and spent years refining the strategies based on what I've observed through supporting club members.

Together, we are proving that you CAN be a great teacher without sacrificing everything for the job. There IS a more sustainable approach to this work, so you can keep doing what you love, without burning out.

When you join the 40 Hour Fast Track program this summer, I personally guarantee that you will feel less stressed and overwhelmed, and more prepared and organized. And, you’ll begin setting up systems that enable you trim 10+ hours off your workweek.

If not, send us an email by Sept. 15th, and we will refund your entire payment. You have nothing to lose.

Angela Watson

Founder of The 40 Hour Teacher Workweek

Still not sure if 40 Hour Full Year is right for you?

Here are the 4 most common questions teachers ask us when deciding whether to join:

Over 32,000 K-12 teachers have successfully used these materials to help them conquer overwhelm and reduce their work hours.

Only 2.5% of teachers who join later request a refund.

That’s because the club is about your mindset and your habits, not what or where you teach. You can take what you learn through the club and apply it in ANY job for as many years as you’re in the classroom.

The best way to find out if the club will work for YOU is to jump in with both feet and give it a shot. Immerse yourself in the community and try out some of the strategies.

Join us and check out the resources. You’ll be able to tell right away if Full Year is a good fit. If it’s not, there’s nothing to lose. Send me an email by August 15th and I’ll refund your entire payment.

Nope. 40 is the number of contractual hours many educators are required to work. The number 40 is designed to take you aback and get you thinking:

Wait, 40? How could that be possible when teaching consumes every waking minute of my time?

The goal of the club is to help you find a more sustainable way to do this teaching thing well & make a big impact for kids.

We conquer overwhelm right away so that you’ll have the energy and mental bandwidth to follow through on systems to get organized, streamline routines, give kids ownership of the classroom, and be truly intentional about how you use your instructional, contractual, and personal time.

THAT’S the real benefit of the club, and it’s the process which makes it possible to work fewer hours.

Each month, we'll give you a plan for simplifying ONE aspect of your teaching, plus 3 optional extensions.

You can use as many or as few strategies as you’d like—just a few small tweaks to your mindset and daily routines in that one area will start moving the needle, so you’ll feel relief from overwhelm immediately.

Jump in and out of the resources whenever it’s convenient for you. Some teachers read over them with a cup of coffee on Saturday mornings, others listen to the audio version during their Monday morning commutes.

There’s no pressure to “do it all.” Use only the ideas and printables that seem most relevant to your teaching context.

You can always come back to anything you skipped later, as you’ll keep your access to all these materials for the rest of your teaching career (at no extra cost!)

Yes! We'd already planned a total update and reformat of the program for the July 2020 cohort. So, adapting for the unique needs of teachers for the 2020-2021 school year is no problem.

Whether you’ll be teaching remotely, working on a staggered schedule, using a hybrid model, or some other new reality...you won’t have to figure out what next school year is going to look like on your own.

This program will connect you with emerging best practices and a community of other teachers who are committed to being truly intentional with their time and staying focused on what matters most.

And the best part?

Whenever the fall-out from this crisis is behind us and social distancing is no longer a concern for schools in your local area, you’ll STILL have access to all the resources you need.

The July 2020 cohort is also going to get all the “regular” materials which are designed for face-to-face instruction, so you can utilize them as soon as they’re relevant.

That’s because this program is designed to help you simplify throughout your teaching career — no matter what or where or how you teach later on.

More time for gardening or painting?
That’s the real question!

Don't settle for survival mode.

The July cohort will open for early bird access on June 7th. We'll provide everything you need to maximize your summer and prepare for whatever the coming school year brings.

4 Days until sign-up opens


No payment yet, just an email