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Trim hours off your workweek and get back to focusing on what matters most with the 40 Hour Teacher Workweek program from Angela Watson.
You’ll get 12 months of classroom-tested productivity ideas in both PDF and audio podcast form. 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!
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!
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.
3 additional trainings are available as soon as you join. Many members say these resources were the key to better work/life balance.
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 120 continuing education units (CEUs.)
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.
You don't need a course that eats up time and adds more to your plate. Follow our simple 3 step routine to get results right away.
"I learned through the club experience that one of my biggest obstacles was the weight of the expectations I had put on myself. I was trying to do way too much, but I thought that I HAD TO in order to be a good teacher. I expected to cart that bag full of papers home every night, even though I knew I wouldn't finish them.
I took a club challenge to go one week without bringing my "teacher bag" home. It's now four months later and I have not brought it home even one time, but I'm still getting everything done at school in about 43 hours a week.
Joining this group was more than worth it. It is literally one of the best things I have ever done for myself. For those who want to enjoy teaching, the 40 Hour Teacher Workweek club deserves a chance. It helped ME love this job again, so I know that can happen for anyone."
All the content for each focus is released at the beginning of the corresponding month. Explore the Core Concepts and choose from 3 optional extensions each month. You'll have plenty of time to streamline in each area before moving on to the next.
Plan for a learning space where students will take ownership.
Be intentional about your organization, procedures, class culture, & more
Easy ways to manage email, document interventions, and keep families in the loop.
Practical ways to create meaningful, creative lessons more quickly
Systems that will save you time and provide better insight about student learning
Empower students to complete their work and turn it in on time
Revamp routines mid-year to build rapport and increase motivation
Maximize instructional time and eliminate time-wasters
Identify priorities and bring your life into alignment with long-term goals
Discover the best tools & tips to streamline teaching and learning
Finish the school year on a high note with a stress-free classroom closeout
Maximize your break to get organized at home and rejuvenate for fall
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.
Save money by paying up front, with no further charges, ever.
The 40 Hour Fast Track program will help you feel less overwhelmed and more organized right away, AND you’ll begin trimming 3, 5, or even 10+ hours off your workweek as soon as you join. If not, send us an email by January 15th, and we'll refund your entire payment.
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 refocused on best teaching practices that were affirmed & gained more family time.
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Andrea got organized & created efficient systems so she could finally work ahead.
Johnathan saw kids take more ownership as he gained time for hobbies & wellness.
Lizzy gained 10 hours a week & feels like a better teacher, wife, and mom because she’s less stressed.
T. got the support she needed to let go of perfectionism & overwhelm at her own pace.
Teachers from across the United States (and beyond!) are sharing their stories about the club's strategies on social media.
Here are the 4 most common questions teachers ask us when deciding whether to join the club:
How do I know the club is going to work for ME?
Over 32,000 K-12 teachers have successfully used the club 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 Fast Track 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.
Is the goal to work only 40 hours a week?
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.
What if I don't have time to learn how to save time?
Each month, we'll give you a plan for simplifying ONE aspect of your teaching.
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!)
How are the Fast Track materials different from those in the Full Course?
The strategies you learn are the same in both programs–there is nothing in Fast Track that you won’t also find in the Full Course.
Only the format and the depth of the materials are different. Fast Track begins in January and is a condensed version of the Full Course.
Instead of covering every topic, it includes just the most essential ones for mid-school-year. And, instead of including all the strategies for the most essential topics, it includes just the ones past participants have found MOST impactful.
Fast Track does not include anything for back-to-school, end-of-year close out, or any other seasonal materials. It’s just the resources you need to trim 3, 5, or 10+ hours off your workweek right away in January.
You’ll have the option at the end of the 6 week Fast Track program to purchase the rest of the materials, and your total cost will actually be cheaper.
A more in-depth comparison of the two versions can be found here: 40htw.com.
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 overwhelmed and more organized, AND you’ll begin trimming 3, 5, or even 10+ hours off your workweek right away.
If not, send us an email by August 15th, and we will refund your entire payment. You have nothing to lose.
Founder of The 40 Hour Teacher Workweek
Trim hours off your workweek with the 40 Hour Teacher Workweek program from Angela Watson, and get back to focusing on what matters most.