The 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club opened for the first time late last year, and what an amazing couple of months it’s been! This project has been the most rewarding thing I’ve ever created for supporting teachers, because I can’t imagine anything better than more time and more energy for the things that are really important in life.

The club is one a year program that begins for the next cohort on July 2nd, 2016. Here’s what our members receive:

40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club: daily hacks to get your weekends back! Open to new members from June 26-July 6.

Over 400 club members returned a survey back in February, just six weeks after they joined the club. Almost every single person said they were already saving 3 or more hours a WEEK! And, 92% of them said they would recommend the club to other teachers who are struggling. 

40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club: daily hacks to get your weekends back! Open to new members from June 26-July 6.

The best way to convey how the club has helped other teachers (and how it can help you!) is probably by letting you hear it directly from a few of the hundreds of current members who are already seeing results. These are some of the comments I’ve read in the club’s Facebook group:

Angela, you have brought sanity, focus, and joy to my work. I am so thankful for you. Please know that you have changed my life. I am happier and more giving to my family as a result of this club.” 

“I think this is the best investment as a teacher I have ever made.”

I was hesitant to join, but knew something had to change if I was going to survive being a teacher and having a family, & this was a small price to pay for the possibility of change. I’m beyond thrilled that I made the decision to join. I feel more organized and ready to tackle some of the many difficult things about being a teacher.”

This was the best Sunday night sleep I’ve had since starting teaching 6 years ago. Thank you Angela for giving me permission not to worry about school over the weekend. I woke up with the alarm instead of tossing and turning.”

“Your tips and tricks are truly helping reenergize me and reminding me that I can do the job I love, and not feel like I need to work 20 hours a day, 7 days a week!”

“No more working all weekend or late nights. No going crazy with it all in my head. My colleagues say I’m more relaxed, and best of all, my students are more relaxed!”

If you are willing to do the work–to read or listen to the content that’s sent to you in the club and thoughtfully create new systems for yourself that are more efficient and productive–you will see results right away. The more you’re invested in creating work/life balance and committed to doing so, the more dramatic your results!

40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club: daily hacks to get your weekends back! Open to new members from June 26-July 6.

I know the club will help you prepare for Back-to-School in less time, and trim hours off your workweek once the school year is underway. In fact, I stand behind the club so strongly that there’s a money-back guarantee. You can send me an email in your first 30 days and let me know that the club didn’t work for you, and I’ll issue a full refund.

40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club: daily hacks to get your weekends back! Open to new members from June 26-July 6.

If you want to be a part of this group of innovative teachers who are re-imagining what it looks like to have work/life balance as an educator, you have just this one week to join. Then the club will be closed to new members again until the next cohort begins in January 2017.

By joining now, you’ll get my Getting Started Guide as well as two limited-time bonuses: the “Big Five” tips for teacher productivity, and the complete 40HTW List-Making System to help you prioritize and organize your tasks (including a version for school AND one for home/personal use.)

40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club: daily hacks to get your weekends back! Open to new members from June 26-July 6.

Want to learn more and take a peek inside the club? I’m offering free live trainings this week to help you make this summer (and fall) your best one yet. I’m going to share how you can:

  • Create your end-of-summer vision (what do you want your life to look like when summer is over?) and select goals that will move you toward that vision
  • Use simple time-saving tips that will help you work smarter, not harder, right away
  • Implement 5 productivity strategies for home and school that will help you feel more accomplished AND allow you to truly relax
  • Design a strategy for using your summer to get ahead for fall, choosing key tasks to complete now in order to free up more time once school begins
  • Use support from the 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club to help you implement the changes and stick to your new habits

Free webinar to help teachers enjoy summer more, get things done around the house, AND get ahead for fall!

Remember, the club is only open to new members from June 26-July 6.

Click here to sign up for one of the free live trainings

Or click here to learn more about the club and start your membership!


8 things you can do this summer to make back-to-school less stressful

June 21, 2016
Office desk table with computer, supplies, coffee cup and flower. Top view with copy space

Some teachers have no problem disconnecting from work over the summer and truly giving themselves a break. (Enjoy! Your time off is incredibly short, and you’ve earned it.) But other teachers struggle to turn off their “teacher brains” and feel like the countdown clock for back-to-school is always ticking in their minds. It can be […]

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4 secrets to building rapport with students (even when it’s hard to connect)

June 12, 2016
the secret to effective classroom management

We all know that building rapport is critical for strong classroom management. But how exactly do you DO that? Today, I’ve invited teacher Richard James Rogers (author of The Quick Guide to Classroom Management: 45 Secrets That All High School Teachers Need to Know) to share strategies and examples from real classrooms.  Have you ever noticed that […]

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Kiddom: an easier way to manage standards-based grading

June 1, 2016
Kiddom- an easier way to manage standards-based grading

More and more schools are moving toward standards-based grading to get a fuller picture of what students truly know and are able to do. Standards-based grading shows a student’s progress in relation to a set of learning standards, highlighting strengths as well as areas that need improvement. (You can learn more about standards-based grading and download a free […]

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6 powerful strategies to help worried, anxious students

May 29, 2016
6 ways to support worried, anxious students

Doesn’t your heart go out to those kids who are perpetually anxious? We all have students who have social anxieties or worry excessively about test pressure and their performance in school. Today, I’ve invited Anne-Marie Morey, a board-certified educational therapist, to share some strategies for helping these students. In her private practice in San Mateo, […]

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3 online summer events for teachers to get inspired & motivated for fall

May 22, 2016

I’m hosting three awesome online professional development events for teachers that are kicking off this summer! I hope you’ll join us in either The 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club (which is a one year program beginning in July) or the summer teacher book clubs. They’re all going to be a terrific way to connect with other inspiring educators, learn […]

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6 simple steps to your best summer ever

May 15, 2016
6 simple steps to the best summer ever

The stereotype of a teacher sitting by the pool sipping margaritas is pretty far from reality for most educators. Summertime for most of us includes second jobs, professional development trainings, and all those household tasks that didn’t get done during the school year. How can you get everything done AND have time for rest and […]

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A free virtual field trip to teach about renewable energy

May 11, 2016
a free virtual field trip to teach about renewable energy

Our need for energy is undeniable–we use it to fuel our cars, start our computers and mobile devices, power the lights and other household appliances in our homes, and of course, to power our classrooms! The problem that looms ahead of us is this: How can we supply our growing need for energy without harming […]

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A free visioning poster for inspired teaching

May 3, 2016
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I had the honor of presenting at TeachersPayTeachers’ 10 year anniversary event at their office in Manhattan this past Saturday. Since the theme was 10 Years of Inspired Teaching, my session topic was on how to maintain a growth mindset in order to stay inspired. Let’s face it: by this point in the school year, everyone […]

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My journey from teacher to teacherpreneur

May 1, 2016
My journey from teacher to teacherpreneur 2 (1)

I’ve been meaning to share this story for years, because I get asked a LOT about my journey and how long it took me to get where I’m at right now.  The short version is this: I’m a National Board Certified Teacher, spending 11 years in the classroom and 7 years as an instructional coach. In 2009, I turned […]

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#IntentionalConnectivity: a {free} 21 day challenge for teachers

April 24, 2016
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It’s the first thing you do when you wake up. It’s the last thing you do before bed. And it’s the default activity you fill your time with all throughout the day whenever you’re bored, procrastinating, or just want a little hit of something that makes you feel good.  It’s what you do when you […]

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Using fiction books to help kids connect creativity with STEM skills

April 21, 2016
Gillian King-Cargile Photo

  What happens when kids use fun fictional texts that have a basis in science, technology, engineering and math as a springboard to explore the science behind the fiction? This week, I’ve invited Gillian King-Cargile, Director of Northern Illinois University’s STEM Read program, to share her observations with a fifth grade class. This post is brought […]

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8 keys to avoiding teacher burnout (part two)

April 17, 2016
8 keys to avoiding teacher burnout (part two

If you are feeling burned out right now or just a little crispy around the edges, I want to reassure you that your feelings are normal, that you can handle the responsibilities you’ve been given no matter how overwhelming they seem, and that the rewards of teaching outweigh the costs. Last week in episode 15, I […]

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Earn Your Future Digital Lab: free financial literacy program for grades 3-12

April 13, 2016

In honor of Financial Literacy Month this April, I’m featuring a fantastic financial literacy program in the form of an interactive curricula called the Earn Your Future Digital Lab. It’s presented by the PwC Charitable Foundation, which supports education and financial literacy. This comprehensive financial literacy program is designed for students in grades 3-12 to empower kids […]

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8 keys to avoiding teacher burnout (part one)

April 10, 2016
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My inbox is typically bursting with messages from overwhelmed teachers. Help! I can’t do this! I feel so inadequate—it’s just too much for one person and I don’t think I can teach anymore. The situation is so bad—I’m thinking of just quitting. Each person who has contacted me was searching for the same thing: reassurance […]

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Teacher tees for the end of the school year and summer

April 6, 2016
Happy last day of school shirts for teachers (and kids!)

I started Angela Watson’s T-Shirts for Teachers on a whim just over a year ago. Some commenters on my Facebook page mentioned they’d love to have tshirts with the funny and inspirational sayings I share on social media. So I thought, why not have some fun with it and experiment with some fun teacher shirts? I added […]

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10 tips for conveying bad news in a parent-teacher conference

April 3, 2016
Young mom with her daugher at psychologist consultation

It’s the conversation we all dread: telling a parent their child a) is failing a subject, b) needs to be tested for a disability, c) doesn’t have any friends, or d) all of the above. Your stomach is twisting and turning just thinking about having to confront the parent. So, what do you do? Here […]

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Download a free classroom STEM toolkit & win a visit from Steve Spangler

March 30, 2016
Download a free classroom STEM toolkit and win a visit from Steve Spangler

Want more STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) resources for your classroom? CITGO is teaming up with renowned educator Steve Spangler to bring STEM learning to more schools across America through a sweepstakes with some really awesome prizes. What you can win If you are one of the first teachers to enter, you can receive a free […]

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6 ways to prevent your students from misbehaving for other teachers

March 27, 2016
Students in my Classes

There are few things that annoyed me more as a teacher than picking up my students from P.E. or lunch (or having a small group return from a resource room pull-out class) only to discover that some students had been completely out of control while they were gone. With some classes I taught, it seemed […]

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Class Tag: A free app for organizing parent-teacher communication

March 23, 2016

I’m always looking for the best tools to help with parent-teacher communication: organizing volunteers, classroom activities, conferences, sending reminders, and so on. So when ClassTag approached me about checking out their new app, I was excited to see what they have to offer and share it here with you. ClassTag is a cloud-based app designed for […]

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