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  • This time of the year flies by in the blink of an eye! But really, this time of the year always feels so hectic, and students are beyond excited with all the festivities. So how can we be efficient without wearing ourselves to the ground? How can we tap into the energy of our students without having to plan exhaustive lessons?

    In today’s episode we are doing something we have never done before! We are sharing 6 Time Saving Activities that will require minimal materials, and little to no thought or preparation on your part. So start enjoying the holidays and lessen your stress by integrating these easy time saving activities in your classroom this winter!

    In this episode you will learn:

    How to incorporate a snowball fight for any subjectHow dot art can give you some quiet time and lovely art to hang in your classroomHow to make independent work calm and warm with a fire in your classroomHow spinoff Boggle can engage and challenge your kidsHow this classroom management tool can help keep your sanityHow this quiet game can save your sanity

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  • This is a very special episode for us! This episode marks our 100th episode, and we wanted to share this moment with all of you!

    First, thank you for your love and support these last 100 episodes. We are so very grateful for this community and this podcast would not be anything if it was not for all of you! Your shares, reviews, and weekly downloads is proof that we are not alone on this wild journey.

    We hope that you all enjoy this chatty episode as we share funny stories, the good and challenges during this past year and a half.

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  • When we first started jumping into digital planning and maximizing our productivity through the use of technology, it was not easy. In fact, we had to build new habits, learn the technology, and there were moments when we wanted to quit and go back to what we always had done. The thing is, it is easy to quit something that we find challenging. It is easy to stick to what we have always done, but be honest with yourself, will it make you better? The short answer is no.

    Let’s start with some tough love. Transitioning to a digital planner takes work. You cannot purchase a planner and think it will make all your problems go away. You have to make the effort in developing a new habit so that you are getting the most out of your planning. So go into digital planning knowing that you will find it challenging.

    In this episode you will learn:

    Develop a routine to using the planner consistentlyCreate a planning routine for the month that will help to set you for success in reaching various goals.Define your planning style and own it! No need to plan like everyone else.Utilize templates to help your productivity and make the planning process easierPictures can help guide you and minimize paper clutter in the classroom.

    We are also very excited to announce that our January 2022 - December 2022 Digital planners will be available on Friday, November 26th. We will be offering these planners with a 20% discount until December 12th. You can find that and another fabulous surprise in our store on Black Friday!

    Be sure to visit www.teachingonthedouble.com/store

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  • Nothing is more frustrating than making a purchase online only to realize that it doesn’t work for your needs. This can be clothes that don’t fit right, a product not living up to what you believed, or a digital product that isn’t quite right. In recent years, we’ve looked to others we know personally or people we follow online to help us make decisions on what we purchase.

    So when you are curious about jumping into digital planning, we know how challenging it can be to get started with picking the perfect digital planner. That’s why, today, we are dedicating an entire episode to helping you choose.

    In this episode we share:

    How knowing your platform first can help weed through the half the options!Understanding when and where you will be using your planner can help define your platform.Identifying the orientation options that are available. Learn more about how some planners offer greater versatility than others. Choosing a style that is timeless and professional

    We are also very excited to announce that our January 2022 - December 2022 Digital planners will be available on Friday, November 26th. We will be offering these planners with a 20% discount until December 12th. You can find that and another fabulous surprise in our store on Black Friday!

    Be sure to visit www.teachingonthedouble.com/store

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  • Teachers are known for their iconic bags. You know the ones we are talking about. The Thirty-One bag is filled with graded papers, every Flair Pen you can imagine, and of course the teacher planner (and maybe even a planner for your personal life). However, many of us dread filling and unloading our bags every day. The bag is a burden of the list of to-dos that awaits us every moment.

    But what if we told you that there was a better way. That you couldn’t lighten the physical load of your bag while also lightening your stress. In this episode we are sharing 7 reasons for why you should start digital planning today!

    In this episode you will:

    Understand how iCloud and Google Drive allows you to plan from anywhereCreate templates and systems in order to be more efficientAllow flexibility by having the ability to easily move your lessonsHow using the search and find function can save you time Why you should be using your plans from previous years

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  • Over this last month we’ve done a deep dive into understanding teacher burnout. We looked at our own personal journeys, the sliding scale of burnout and identified the root causes for why we experience teacher burnout. Today we want to give your specific strategies to help you avoid teacher burnout and feel successful and happy in your profession.

    In this episode we share:

    Creating a morning and afternoon routine to help you establish an efficient workflowHow habits can build an effective routine and ensures you don’t miss anythingHow to build a schedule to help you define a work-life separationConduct a social media audit! No bad vibes here!Track your emotions and learn specific emotional response cuesFocus more on what we do have control of!

    Be sure to check out the last two episodes on Teacher Burnout:

    093. Our Teacher Burnout Journeys094. The Teacher Burnout Sliding Scale095. The Truth About Teacher Burnout

    Helpful episodes to check out!

    002. 5 Things That Should Be a Part of EVERY Teacher’s Morning Routine003. Teacher Evening Routines to Destress001. How to Create New Habits for a Successful School Year070: How to Set Boundaries (and Stick to Them!)

    Other Mentions:

    Freebie: Habit TrackerFreebie: Steps to Create a Successful Morning Routine

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  • We’ve got to share some tough love and drop a whole lot of truth in this episode.

    Over the last couple of episodes we’ve been diving deep into understanding teacher burnout. Our goal is to determine the causes and learn strategies for helping to avoid burnout. In this episode we need to share what so many might need to hear and that is…

    “Self care is NOT the solution for teacher burnout”

    We see so many posts, discussions, and even receive PD all about self care. This idea that all we need is to take care of ourselves or take time for yourself will not solve the problems that are causing you to feel burnout. To really feel a difference, we have to get at the root of the problem. So we share 5 categories of stressors that may be causing you to feel exhausted and burnout.

    In this episode we share:

    Organization can lead to you feeling frazzled and lost when trying to clear your head space for the day. A lack of work-life separation is not sustainable and can lead to an overwhelming feeling of exhaustion. Developing unrealistic expectations can lead to self-doubt and disappointment. Identifying our emotions can help us in understanding how we react to situations. While we may not be in control of everything around us, we can still speak out and have our voices be heard.

    Be sure to check out the last two episodes on Teacher Burnout:

    093. Our Teacher Burnout Journeys094. The Teacher Burnout Sliding Scale

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  • Defining everything with a hard line can be challenging. This is because so much of life is on a sliding scale. How much money we make, the happiness we feel, how tired we are… so if we think of life (of everything really) as this sliding scale, then what is stopping us from recognizing that we might have all experienced burnout to some degree?

    In episode 089. Does Balance Really Exist? We discussed how balance is really a sliding scale and this is constantly changing depending on the events happening in your life. So in other words, you have to adjust as you go in order to maintain that sense of balance.

    In this episode we share:

    What causes teacher burnoutHow our seasons in life can cause burnout Burnout can come in wavesBurnout is going to look different for everyone

    Be sure to check out our previous episode 093. Our Teacher Burnout Journeys

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  • Every teacher has experienced some level of burnout. The pains, stressors, and overwhelming demands that come with being an educator can take its toll after a period of time; and to help you understand this a little better we want to share some statistics with you:

    41.3% of new teachers leave the profession within the first 5 years66% of teachers want to leave their job while 36.4% are likely to quit15% of teachers in the U.S. leave the profession every year (Alliance for Excellent Education)

    After hearing those statistics, the next question that popped into your head is probably why. Why are so many teachers leaving or wanting to leave the profession? In this episode we want to dissect teacher burnout by sharing our journey with burnout. We give you specifics of what happened, why it happened, and when it happened.

    Stay tuned this month as we dig deep into understanding teacher burnout and identify the most effective tools to ensure you can overcome the challenges you face.

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  • We get asked so many questions on how we manage our busy schedules, families, and growing to-do lists. So we headed to instagram and collected your questions to give you all another Q&A episode! In this episode we are sharing the answers to all your time management, organization and productivity questions.

    In this episode we answer your questions:

    Teachingwithmstaub: Tips for first year teachers for setting up systems for a successful yearKavyadhakal_: What are the top two time management tips you have for students?_missblackstone: What productive activity would you choose if you had 2 mins, 5 mins, and 30 min to spare?Pencilsandmagicwands: What are your best tips for organizing the paper monster in the classroom? Jfisher4092: How do you organize student data? jaclyn_mcgee: Digital is great! But what nondigital items are necessary to be productive, organized, etc.rac0y: What type of tools do you use as timers within the classroom during activities?headbandsandhappydays: Bridget - how did having kids impact all things TOP for you at home? Esp. while baby/toddlermrs_ferreiras_happy_app…: Planning for parent teacher conferencesbeccaaaa-10: How do you efficiently sort through resources left behind by another teacher?

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  • One of the most popular digital tools that teachers use is PowerPoint. This software has taken the education field by storm due to its versatility and ability to make reactive and engaging activities for kids. But what if we told you that there was another tool that would make your life even easier than PowerPoint. No more having to make sure you save the document, forgetting your laptop or flash drive at home, and experiencing crashes that lose all your work (we’ve experienced it all!).

    In this episode we are sharing the what, why and how of Google Slides. Because this platform has so many features and it can be overwhelming to list them all, we’ve compiled a few of our favorites and how you can use them. So even though you might already be using Google Slides we want to share a few features that can make your life even easier.

    In this episode we share:

    The benefits of using Google Slides over Powerpoint How to create locked background elementsExporting your slides as imagesConverting your PowerPoint Slides into Google SlidesProducts you can easily create using Google Slides

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  • We have all experienced those moments when something happens that takes all your time away from getting your to-do list checked off for the day. Like when you have to deal with a behavior issue that erupted during recess in the middle of your planning period. When you have an emergency and need to rethink your plans for the week. When your coworker comes in to vent leaving you no time to make copies.

    We get hundreds of messages from teachers just like you that share all kinds of situations that take up all their time. We call these Time Sucking Hurdles. Normally, we answer one TSH a week at the start of every podcast but because of the overwhelming response, we wanted to dedicate an entire episode sharing TSH’s from teachers all over and our response to them.

    We hope you can relate to these TOP Teachers and also get a little advice that you can take back to your own classroom. Keep those Time sucking hurdles coming!

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  • We are back with another episode discussing Does Balance Really Exist? Almost one year ago we had a great discussion on the reality of balance and how each task that we do is either a plastic ball or glass ball. As the many teachers online are sharing this lens of looking at balance, we want to set the record straight on how to view plastic and glass balls.

    We then dive into the discussion of whether or not there is such a thing as balance. You won’t want to miss this chatty and power discussion as we uncover the truths behind the many hats we wear as teachers and how changing our mindsets can help us achieve clarity into obtaining a work-life balance.

    In this episode we share:

    How we've changed in our thinking about the seasons of lifeWe all go through adjustment periods and while it may be wobbling at first, you have to know that it will take time to gain your footing and feel more in controlBalance is a sliding scale of work and pleasurable activities and we have full control of where we are on the scaleWe need to recognize that balance looks different for everyone. You have to determine what this means to you.

    If you haven’t listened to our first discussion around balance, check out episode 045: The REALITY of Establishing Balance to take a listen.

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  • Your teacher desk is one of the first areas you probably set up at the beginning of the school year and one of the first places that becomes a dumping ground. Having a space that is organized can help you to feel less stressed and enjoy your day. No matter if you have an official desk or a teacher space this episode is just for you!

    We are sharing 10 tips for making your teacher desk as efficient as possible. These tips can apply to any teacher work area (it doesn’t have to be a desk). Let us help you go from an overwhelmed, scattered teacher to an organized and efficient teacher who has it all together.

    In this episode we share:

    How setting up your technology first can define the space you have left!Tips for making all that tech feel less overwhelming and more tidyA pro tip for organizing those cluttered drawersWays to utilize a paper sorter to your advantageWhere to store everything from planning materials, writing tools and that precious artwork from students

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  • This is for every teacher out there that struggles with trying to create and maintain a to-do list! We’ve used it all from sticky notes to paper planners and nothing ever stuck. This however, if you choose to commit, will completely change the way you complete your tasks.

    In this episode we are continuing the series of digital tools for teachers. We are breaking down the what, why, and how for Google Tasks. We take you into a deep dive of how to get started, why you should be using it and how to create a system that ensures you are always moving the needle forward.

    If you would like to know what other podcasts are in this series, check out the links below:

    059. Google Calendar: The What, Why, and How for Teachers063. Notes App: The What, Why, and How for Teachers068. Google Drive: The What, Why, and How for Teachers074. Digital Planning: The What, Why, and How for Teachers078. Email Folders: The What, Why, and How for Teachers083. Google Keep: The What, Why, and How for Teachers

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  • The end and beginning of any school year is typically the most stressful time for teachers. With deadlines, to-dos from administration, gathering or packing items, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed and frustrated even before you begin!

    At the end of the year last year we shared 071. The IDEAL End of the Year Checklist to Save Your Sanity, and today we want to share the IDEAL checklist to help you kick off this school year. We are going to help you break down the categories that will help you brainstorm and prepare for that endless list of to-dos this fall.

    But we also have good news! If you want to follow along with the resource, you can find this and many other checklists in our digital planners available in our store. You can head over to Our Store and check out the tablet and Google Slides options to best fit your needs.

    In this episode we share:

    How to prepare for name tags and more even without your class rosterSimple to-dos you can get done in front of the tv!How to structure your lesson plans for the beginning of the school yearEvery category you need to consider when planning our your BOY tasks

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  • Are you a Home Edit fan? The clear bins, rainbow colors, and perfectly organized drawers have us drooling over this series. To make things fun we decided to watch the Home Edit and give you our honest thoughts.

    We all know that inspiration comes from so many locations. We can get inspired to engage through games we play at family dinners, inspiration for decor by incorporating our interests and inspiration on how we organize and maintain systems is no different. We wanted to look at how the girls from the Home Edit use actionable tips to help them structure and organize various locations.

    In this episode we share:

    The structure of how The Home Edit organizes a spaceHow we can take specific elements to incorporate into the classroomThe importance of fitting for the spaceHow to stay in the zone…. What to do with overflow?

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  • As we head back into the classroom this fall, many of us are looking to reorganize and start the year fresh. After all, having a neat and organized classroom will ensure that you maintain it, right? Well, that’s only if you are able to find the right organizational method that works for both you and your classroom.

    Finding a streamline organizational setup can definitely increase your productivity and help you maintain some sanity this school year. But finding the right organizational system can be difficult. We’ve all experienced it in some form from buying containers that don’t fit to thinking too grand and having to restart part way through the year.

    In this episode we share the TOP 5 organizational mistakes that you should avoid this school year. Hopefully, by listening to the things we have done, you will be able to learn from them and make this year run a little more smoothly.

    In this episode you will learn:

    Why purchasing bins on the whim can cause you bigger headachesHow to effectively plan and prepare for purchasing binsHow to store the items and materials in your classroomThe value of creating zonesHow to create a habit for maintaining your new system!

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  • Beginning of the school year means getting yourself into new routines. With new schedules, new procedures and the difficulty it can be with getting ready and heading back into the classroom, having a good routine can help make completing all the tasks in a day completed. This episode is going to give you the best digital tool that will hold your routines so that you can ease back into the classroom.

    Each month we have shared a deep dive into the 5 digital organization tools you need to be using. After completing the 5 tools mentioned in episode 055. Top 5 Organizational Tools You Need to be Using This Year that we decided to continue sharing more of our favorite digital applications. You all know how much we love using Google applications. We’ve covered so many great benefits of Google Drive and today we are taking a deep dive into Google tasks.

    In this episode we share:

    How Google Keep can act as your digital sticky notesWays to use Google Keep for the classroomAdding in images, voice notes and moreHow to easily uncheck your items to reuse your lists

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  • Have you ever seen the Vogue 73 Question Videos on YouTube? Basically, someone behind the camera follows a famous person around and asks 73 rapid fire questions. You get to hear their responses but also get a little peek into their life and how they live. Well, we love to watch these videos and to make things fun this summer, we’ve decided to create our own form of rapid fire questions!

    In today’s episode Michelle has crafted 25 questions all around time management, organization, and productivity to ask Bridget. Keep in mind that Bridget has no idea what questions Michelle is going to ask. So join us as Bridget Spackman, aka The Lettered Classroom, answers 25 Rapid Fire Productivity Questions.

    In this episode Bridget shares:

    What her time sucking hurdle is this summer…. You might be surprised by her response!What her best productivity tip is for a new teacherWhat her morning routine looks like this summerWhat boundary she is working to set up this coming school yearA new habit that she is working to buildHow she gets herself out of a rut and back to being productive

    If you’ve missed where Michelle answers 25 Rapid Fire Questions, you can check it out using the link below!

    LINKS:

    Vogue 73 Questions

    079. Michelle Answers 25 Rapid Fire Productivity Questions

    SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW

    Are you subscribed to our podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. Click here to subscribe to iTunes!

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