Summer 2016 Teacher Book Study & Club Opportunitites

There are three awesome online professional development events for teachers kicking off this summer! I’m participating in all three and hope you’ll join in either The 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club (which is a one year program) or the summer teacher book clubs. They’re all going to be a terrific way to connect with other inspiring educators, learn new ideas, and help you get motivated for the fall.

The Unshakeable Summer Book Club

When: July 17th-August 5th

Where: Online via a private, closed Facebook group

Cost: Free

This is an online book club for my latest book, Unshakeable: 20 Ways to Enjoy Teaching Every Day…No Matter What.

The discussion is going to be casual and fun in a private Facebook group that makes it easy to check in each day to comment or post your own reflections and questions. The club’s moderator will be Frankie Robinson: she’s the teacher who runs the wonderful Educator’s Book Club. Frankie will be posting about the 20 ways to enjoy teaching, sharing one idea per day. She’ll also be sharing helpful articles, funny teacher memes, and all kinds of great things to help you get motivated and excited for the fall. There’s no commitment if you join–just pop into the group whenever you have time! I will join the group once a week via live video to answer questions and discuss the book’s principles in real time.

Click here to join the Unshakeable online book club on Facebook. You will get a notification from Facebook when you’ve been added. Please contact bookclubhelp@yahoo.com if you have questions or problems. You can purchase the Unshakeable book/eBook here.

The Awakened Devotional Bible Study/Book Club for Christian Teachers

When: June 1-30 (taking Sundays off)

Where: Online via a private, closed Facebook group

Cost: Free

This online Bible study for teachers is centered around my book Awakened: Change Your Mindset to Transform Your Teaching and the accompanying workbook called The Awakened Devotional Study Guide for Christian Teachers.  This will be the 5th summer in a row that I’m offering this, and we have many teachers who come back and participate every time. It’s pretty amazing!

The club’s moderator will be the wonderful Tracy Gidinski, a 6th/7th grade teacher in British Columbia who has completed the study herself and will do an awesome job responding to your posts, reflections, and questions.I will join the group once a week via live video to answer questions in real time.

We’ll be reading a chapter a day every day from June 1st-30th, taking Sundays off. I will warn you: it’s deep. Some teachers choose to read Awakened in advance and just complete the Devotional Study Guide chapters in June. This study is about transformational change at the spiritual level, and that takes work (plan on at least 45 minutes per day.) But the teachers who really commit to the study have experienced incredible results in just that one month, and many of them shared how the books helped them keep their enthusiasm for teaching all throughout the school year.

So, if you’re a Christian teacher (teaching in public OR private school), I hope you’ll join us! This study is focused on your own spiritual development and attitude, not sharing your faith at school or with students, so teachers in all classroom settings are welcome. Note that this is the ONLY event on this page which is faith-based.

Click here to join the Awakened Devotional Bible Study/Book Club for Christian Teachers on Facebook. You will get a notification from Facebook when you’ve been added. Please contact devotionalhelp@yahoo.com if you have questions or problems. You can purchase the Awakened and Devotional Study Guide books/eBooks here (you will need both for the study.)

The 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club

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When: Starts July 2nd and continues for one year

Where: Content is delivered in a private online course site; discussion is held via the club’s Facebook groups

Cost: $109

The 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club is a one year program designed to help you work smarter, not harder, and increase your productivity and work/life balance.

It’s only open twice a year (at the beginning of July and beginning of January) and will provide step-by-step guidance as you make healthy mindset shifts and streamline every aspect of your classroom practice. Each week for 52 weeks, you’ll receive a short (10-15 page) eBook with strategies and an audio version of those strategies so you can listen on the go. Choose just one strategy to implement each week, and watch as small changes add up to BIG results! Our members have started trimming 3, 5, and even 10+ hours off their workweek within the very first month.

You’ll also receive hundreds of dollars worth of printables and ready-to-use teaching resources and forms, and can tap into the support of myself and thousands of other teachers in our elementary and secondary 40THW club groups on Facebook.

For the July start, we’ll be focusing on back-to-school preparations so that you feel less stressed about the new school and have clearly defined routines and systems that will save you time.

Click here to be notified when you can join the club and to learn more about it. We’ll accept new enrollments started June 26th, and the last day to join will be July 5th. Email clubhelp@outlook.com with questions.

See you there–I look forward to connecting with you online!

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Angela is a National Board Certified Teacher with 11 years of classroom experience and 7 years experience as an instructional coach. As founder of Due Season Press and Educational Services, she has created printable curriculum resources, 4 books, 3 online courses, the Truth for Teachers podcast, and The 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club. Subscribe via email to get her best content sent to your inbox!

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1 Kathy June 2, 2015 at 8:35 pm

Amazon is currently out of stock of your Awakened book. I ordered my copy, but will it be available before the day of your study group?

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2 Angela Watson June 3, 2015 at 7:59 am

Hi, Kathy! I’m so glad to hear you’ll be participating in the group! I don’t have any control over Amazon’s stock or shipping, so I’m not sure on the answer to your question. If you order directly from my website, I personally send the books out via Priority Mail with 48 hours, so you can have them within a couple days.

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3 Kathy June 3, 2015 at 7:01 pm

Thanks! I think I’ll do that! Looking forward to participating!

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4 Diane Ippolito June 14, 2015 at 11:32 am

I am interested in the Awakened Bible Study. I have a few questions and have looked around this page to see if you have any information but don’t see it. What is your Biblical philosophy? Are you affiliated with any church or organizations? Thank you!

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5 Angela Watson June 14, 2015 at 11:39 am

Hi, Diane! The Bible study is not affiliated with any church. If you have specific questions about what I believe, feel free to email me and I’ll be happy to discuss. Hope to see you in the group!

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6 Jana June 14, 2015 at 5:15 pm

Looking forward to it!

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7 Johanna June 16, 2015 at 9:10 pm

Do we need to purchase the Awakened book and the workbook?

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8 Angela Watson June 16, 2015 at 9:15 pm

Hi, Johanna! To get the most out of the study, you’ll want to read the book and complete the exercises in the workbook. But it’s not a requirement. :)

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9 sharon June 28, 2015 at 8:02 am

Hi Angela
I am interested in reading and participating in the unshakable book study. I am not on Facebook. Do you have to be to be part of the study?
Sharon

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10 Angela Watson June 28, 2015 at 8:06 am

Hi, Sharon! Yes, you need a Facebook account in order to participate. You can always create one just for this study, not add any personal info, then delete the account when the study is over.

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11 Kelly May 13, 2016 at 12:32 pm

Do any of the online book clubs offer CDE re-certification credit hours?

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12 Jean May 16, 2016 at 8:09 pm

Do you have this available as an audio book?

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13 Angela Watson May 16, 2016 at 9:05 pm

Hi there, I don’t at this time. I’m sorry. I hope you’ll be able to participate with us!

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14 Holly May 21, 2016 at 1:36 pm

Hi! I have been really really enjoying your podcasts and am looking into the 40hr club. Do you have many members from Canada?

Cheers,
Holly

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15 Angela Watson May 22, 2016 at 12:58 pm

Hi, Holly! About 10% of our members teach outside the USA. The majority of our international members are from Canada, Australia, and the UK. If you run on an Aug/Sept-May/June school year like most of us in the US, I think you’ll find the majority of ideas are applicable for you, though you’ll certainly have to adapt many of them. We’d love to have you join us.

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16 Wendy Finch May 30, 2016 at 6:09 pm

I bought your Awakened PDF version but I have not received a link to download. Can you please advise me on what to do?

Thank you.

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17 Angela Watson May 30, 2016 at 9:32 pm

Hi, there, thanks so much for your purchase! I’m sorry to hear you’re having trouble. The download link is sent automatically after purchase—it’s possible it went to your spam/junk mail folder. If you don’t see it, email me at angelawatson@live.com and I’ll send it that way.

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