You work hard to be a great teacher. But how do you find time to do all you need to do to be an exceptional teacher without burning out? Great teachers know the secret to making more time is not doing everything from scratch.
For experienced teachers that may be easy. You pull out a lesson you’ve done before with the materials you’ve already created. But what if you’re a new teacher? How do you avoid starting at the beginning every single time?
Great teachers learn from others, share tips, and find great resources. Tapping into resources makes you a better teacher because you save the time of coming up with a concept, creating the materials, and testing them, and you can use that time and energy in other ways. And it is a wonderful form of self-care for teachers because it makes life easier and helps avoid burnout.
Great Teachers Make More Time by Using All Their Resources
If you are lucky, as a new teacher, you have a mentor in your school who provides support and helps you with resources. You may have a team that works together to share ideas. But that isn’t always the case. Finding a group locally or online can provide ideas and support on those hard teacher days.
The Internet is a boon to teachers. In addition to connecting with other teachers online, there are so many ideas and resources online. You can find lesson ideas, worksheets, ebooks, games, posters and more. If you aren’t careful, though, your online searches can become a time suck.
It’s easy to get lost down the rabbit hole of Pinterest. You can spend hours on Teachers Pay Teachers. To streamline that process, find your favorites, the people who have resources you love. Then turn to them again and again when you need something new.
As a teacher, I have resources I love, places I turn to again and again. And as a teacher who shares resources, I love when people find my materials and come back for more.
To make it even easier for newer teachers, I’ve curated some of my most popular materials and paired it with a support system. Through monthly emails and a private Facebook group just for teachers, you’ll get support, ideas, and tips to help you thrive from other teachers. I’ll share my years of experience and you’ll connect with other educators too.
You also get videos with inspiration and tips (kept short and focused for busy teachers) plus planning materials and checklists.
And if you’re looking for printables, posters, lesson ideas, and games . . . welcome to the Top Notch Teaching Resource Library. Get immediate access to:
- Ultimate Digraph Teaching Kit
- Long Vowels Pack
- Phonics Games
- Punctuation Posters
- Math Games and Activities
- Physical Education Resource Kit
- Classroom Jobs
and more! These kits are full of lesson plans and tools you can use to bring ease to your planning and fun and learning to your classroom.
Ready to be a great teacher and find more time? You need support. You need resources. You don’t have to do it all alone. Make more time and be an exceptional teacher with the First-Year Thrive New Teacher Support Program. Get started with support now!