Are you feeling stressed out at the thought of heading back to school?
Many teachers are feeling even more overwhelmed about heading back to the classroom than normal this year. There is just so much to do and they are already tired. If this sounds like you, you’re not alone.
In this episode of Real Teacher Talk, I sat down with my friend Michelle Emerson from Pocketful of Primary to talk about five easy tips that you can use to start the new school year off organized.
Michelle Emerson taught 2nd grade and 4th grade for seven years and now supports teachers around the world by creating digital teacher resources, producing educational videos for teachers on her YouTube channel, Pocketful of Primary, and sharing productivity tips on her podcast, Teaching to the TOP.
She believes all teachers should feel empowered by their profession instead of overwhelmed and seeks to help educators create a work-life balance through her tips and strategies.
In Today’s Episode We Discuss:
- Where to start when you’re feeling overwhelmed
- How checklists can make a huge difference
- The best tools for creating checklists
- Why ready-made templates are essential for a smooth year
- The benefits of having low-prep activities ready to go
- Easy time-filling activities and games
- Why less really is more
- Why being organized is all about being proactive
Michelle is full of ideas for getting organized for back to school, so I hope you find this episode helpful. I love how she emphasizes that less is more. You can always start with less and add more later if you want to. There’s no need to add unnecessary stress to your life, especially at the beginning of the school year when things are already hectic.
Don’t forget, if you haven’t already, sign up for Refresh and Recharge to learn how to go from dreading going back to school to actually being excited to walk into the classroom!
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