The average teacher is contracted to work around 40 hours a week. Our systems help you maximize those hours, so you're not working endlessly on nights and weekends.
Join 52,000+ educators who have used our programs to keep doing the job they love without burning out.
Early bird enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year begins June 15th
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"I love teaching, but it consumes every spare minute of my time."
"It feels like I'm always working, yet I've never done enough."
"I'm exhausted and worried about the workload next school year."
The teaching workload seems to be increasing every year, but you DON'T have to figure out ways to navigate it all on your own. 40 Hour is designed to help you find ways to take control of your time AND do a great job for kids.
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!
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.
6 additional resources are available as soon as you join. Many members say these resources were the key to better work/life balance.
Use our PD 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 professional development hours.
You’ll keep your access to the membership site AND the Facebook community/message boards 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.
There's no deadline and no assignments to submit unless your district requires it. Just follow these 3 simple steps to get results:
The average teacher joining the program works 62 hours per week. In our survey 6 weeks after joining, the average teacher reports a typical workweek of 51 hours.
That's a savings of 11 hours weekly and over 500 hours per school year!
You don't need to change everything at once. We'll tackle one aspect of your work each month, so you have plenty of time to experiment and bounce ideas off your cohort members.
Plan for a learning space where students will take ownership.
|Core Concept||Design a school/home space that facilitates productivity|
|Extension 1||Plan procedures for a smooth first week|
|Extension 2||Automate and delegate tasks through classroom jobs|
|Extension 3||Organize a stress-free parent orientation (Open House)|
Be intentional about your organization, procedures, class culture & more
|Core Concept||Establish productive daily routines for you and your students|
|Extension 1||Designate an easily-accessible spot for every paper in your classroom|
|Extension 2||Create a sustainable work schedule for back-to-school and beyond|
|Extension 3||Build a healthy class culture focused on productivity and wellbeing|
Easy ways to manage email, document interventions, and keep families in the loop
|Core Concept||Streamline communication with admin, colleagues, and families|
|Extension 1||Track, document, and communicate about behavior and intervention|
|Extension 2||Redesign parent conferences to be more efficient and effective|
|Extension 3||Establish boundaries and set realistic expectations with families|
Practical ways to create meaningful, creative lessons more quickly
|Core Concept||Simplify your planning to create better lessons more quickly|
|Extension 1||Plan holistically in advance to feel more prepared each day|
|Extension 2||Co-plan and leverage the experience of other teachers|
|Extension 3||Reduce planning for differentiation with replicable routines|
Systems that will save you time and provide better insight about student learning
|Core Concept||Streamline grading and make assessment more meaningful|
|Extension 1||Reduce the time it takes to score student work|
|Extension 2||Assess student writing more efficiently and effectively|
|Extension 3||Find creative ways to informally assess and monitor student progress|
Empower students to complete their work and turn it in on time
|Core Concept||Strengthen student work habits and differentiate for individual work paces|
|Extension 1||Empower students to take charge of re-takes, late work, and missing work|
|Extension 2||Simplify homework systems to protect your time, class time, and kids’ time|
|Extension 3||Increase homework completion with meaningful assignments and incentives|
Revamp routines mid-year to build rapport and increase motivation
|Core Concept||Revisit expectations and reboot routines for kids’ changing needs|
|Extension 1||Strengthen rapport and relationships even when you’re busy|
|Extension 2||Problem solve through class meetings and restorative circles|
|Extension 3||Make test prep more meaningful, and testing less stressful|
Maximize instructional time and eliminate time-wasters
|Core Concept||Maximize instructional time and reduce time-wasters|
|Extension 1||Speed up transitions and refocus students more quickly|
|Extension 2||Systematize collaborative learning and group work|
|Extension 3||Simplify centers and stations for student-directed learning|
Identify priorities and bring your life into alignment with long-term goals
|Core Concept||Refine your work habits to protect your time off|
|Extension 1||Give yourself permission to relax and turn off your mind at night|
|Extension 2||Align your life with priorities and long-term goals|
|Extension 3||Uncover more time by eliminating, automating, and delegating|
Discover the best tools & tips to streamline teaching and learning
|Core Concept||Develop new approaches to solve your biggest tech issues|
|Extension 1||Overcome digital clutter and create efficient email habits|
|Extension 2||Simplify your search for the best tech tools and apps|
|Extension 3||Cultivate a collection of go-to sites & apps for student skill practice|
Finish the school year on a high note with a stress-free classroom closeout
|Core Concept||Finish on a high note with a stress-free classroom closeout|
|Extension 1||Create an effective system for packing up and moving classrooms|
|Extension 2||Overcome procrastination when you’re overwhelmed with tasks|
|Extension 3||Contemplate and prepare for the job you want in the fall|
Make the most of your break to get organized at home and rejuvenate for fall
|Core Concept||Plan for summer priorities to maximize your break|
|Extension 1||Implement “The Big Five” tips for productivity at home|
|Extension 2||Develop home habits and organization systems that simplify your life|
|Extension 3||Track your time and energy to rejuvenate for fall|
You never lose access to the resources you paid for. And because 40 Hour 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. Regular price of $175 begins after July 1st.
Split the cost into 3 monthly payments. Total early bird price: $165
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.
These resources will help you utilize your summer to get rested and re-energized. Use them to make a plan for everything you want/need to do during your break, create healthy habits, get organized at home, and more.
You'll learn foundational principles of time management and prioritization in your personal life this summer, so you can carry them over into strong work habits in the fall.
Jake refocused on best teaching practices that were affirmed & gained more family time.
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.
Tee got the support she needed to let go of perfectionism & overwhelm at her own pace.
I'm Angela, and I founded the 40 Hour Teacher Workweek back in 2015.
I've spent 11 years as a classroom teacher and over a decade 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 else 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 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'll refund your entire payment, so you have nothing to lose.
Founder of The 40 Hour Teacher Workweek
Here are the some of the most common questions teachers ask us when deciding whether to join:
Over 48,000 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.
Check out the Members' Stories page to see before/after pictures, classroom tours, video testimonials, and more from members from a wide variety of teaching contexts.
The best way to find out if the club will work for YOU, though, 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 Sept. 15th and I’ll refund your entire payment.
Nope. 40 is the number of contractual hours many educators are required to work.
Our systems help you maximize those hours, so you're not working endlessly on nights and weekends.
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!)
We completely revamped the program and updated each module post-2020, so all materials are relevant to the current challenges that schools are facing.
The core materials are designed for in-person teaching, with blended learning bonuses to help you integrate technology, flip your classroom, and better utilize online programs in your face-to-face instruction.
We've also kept all of our virtual teaching resources accessible from a single page for those who may need to teach remotely or use a hybrid model of in-person and distance learning.
That means we've got you covered, no matter what your teaching reality looks like this year, or any future year.
Join anytime from June 15-30, and get the early bird rate of just $159 (or three monthly payments of $55.) You'll also get a set of summer planning bonuses to help you rest, rejuvenate, and develop healthy habits during your break.
The full year program kicks off July 1st, and the regular price for anyone joining in July is $175 (or three monthly payments of $60). The last day to join is July 27th.
Our Full Year program always begins in July, so we can offer you ongoing support throughout the entire school year, from start to finish.
The next start date will be July 2023. Early bird enrollment begins June 15th.
We'll give you the practical support needed to create a SUSTAINABLE and MANAGEABLE approach to your work.