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Two teachers focused on helping you master your time, organization and productivity.

Teaching to the TO‪P‬ TEACHING on the DOUBLE

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Two teachers focused on helping you master your time, organization and productivity.

    061. 10 Easy to Implement Time Management Hacks

    061. 10 Easy to Implement Time Management Hacks

    We all love a good hack. It’s not because of the creativity behind the design but because of how simple it can make seemingly complicated tasks. It can be easy to over complicate things especially when we are in search of solutions. But here is the thing, you can make small changes that add up to big results! 
     
    We’ve got 10 simple hacks that you can start to implement TODAY and start seeing amazing results. Now remember, you do not have to do all of these; in fact, we recommend that you do not try all of these at once. Choose one hack to start with and add one each week as you feel more confident. 
     
    OUR 10 EASY TO IMPLEMENT HACKS
     
    Hack #1: Follow the 2-minute rule
    Hack #2: Eat the frog
    Hack #3: Set timers
    Hack #4: Pomodoro principle
    Hack #5: Lock your phone
    Hack #6: Create a micro-productivity list
    Hack #7: Double up
    Hack #8: Use shortcuts
    Hack #9: Use headphones
    Hack #10: Just one more thing
     
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    Until next time… be timely,  stay organized, and be productive… buh-bye… see ya!

    • 30 min
    060. How to Stop Wasting Your Planning Period

    060. How to Stop Wasting Your Planning Period

    One of the biggest challenges that teachers face is not having enough time to get everything done. We completely agree.
     
    Teachers have a LOT of responsibilities and it seems like we are always bombarded with more responsibilities each year. However, when we look underneath the surface at the root of the issue, we see that some of our struggles can be due to ill prepared planning periods.
     
    We know that you are mentally fatigued by the time you get to your planning period. Many of us have good intentions but reach a point of exhaustion that prevents us from accomplishing our tasks. The truth is, if we plan on working only contract hours as a teacher then we need to use the time in our contract hours wisely. 
     
    Don’t forget we have a freebie for you! If you want to reach the point where you are working less contract hours, check out our 30 Days to Working Only Contract Hours resource. 
     
    In this episode we share 6 Tips that have helped us work only contract hours without compromising our commitment and service to our students. 
     
    Tip #1: Decide Your Greater Purpose
    Tip #2: Choose Tasks that Match your Time Frame
    Tip #3: Have a Plan for Your Planning Time
    Tip #4: Prepare Your Workspace
    Tip #5: Reduce Distractions
    Tip #6: Be Like Nike
     
    Noteworthy in the Episode:
    Understanding that we are more than just teachers and we have passions outside of school drive us to organizing our time more effectively. 
    Creating a plan for your planning time will reduce the waiting period and increase your motivation and focus. 
    Focus on doing tasks that will help move you forward. Cleaning your room or a students desk are distractions from your goals. 
    We have to learn to stand up for ourselves and our time. You can politely say you have work to do. Just remember to follow up and stay connected with your peers. 
     
    LINKS
    Check out our Digital Planner!
    007: Lesson Planning Like a PRO!
    30 Days to Only Working Contract Hours
     
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    Until next time… be timely,  stay organized, and be productive… buh-bye… see ya!

    • 41 min
    059. Google Calendar: The What, Why, & How for Teachers

    059. Google Calendar: The What, Why, & How for Teachers

    Technology is becoming more and more prevalent in our everyday lives. We use technology to communicate, to log information, to entertain, and to keep track of essential dates and times. While there may be a number of applications that can help you in maintaining a healthy work-life balance, we have found a few essential tools that will change how you plan your day. 
     
    In this episode we want to start a mini-series. We will take one digital tool to dive deeper into understanding the benefits, uses and how-to application for mastering your time, organization and productivity. 
     
    The first digital tool that we recommend is Google Calendar. This is a free tool that is connected to your Google account and can be accessed from multiple devices. This tool will organize your time sensitive dates and establish reminders, keep notes, and share calendars with others to collaborate. You can even ( a TOP favorite) color code your calendars to organize your day-to-day events. 
     
    In this episode we share: 
    Share the differences and benefits of using a digital calendar to a physical paper calendar
    Understand the benefits of a digital calendar to makes changes on important events
    Discuss how color coding can help with assigning specific events to an area in your life
    How sharing calendars offers an essential collaboration tool
    Discuss the variations for customizing your Google Calendar
    Give you step-by-step to creating and starting with your first calendar event
     
    LINKS:
    Google Calendar
    Signing up for a Google account
     
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    Until next time… be timely,  stay organized, and be productive… buh-bye… see ya!

    • 21 min
    058. 3 Things COVID Taught Us

    058. 3 Things COVID Taught Us

    Times have been tougher and for some the last year has been the toughest of their life. With families pulled apart and isolation that has affected us mentally and emotionally, COVID has changed us. Even to this day, while we are gaining our strength to get past the hardship, we are STILL being affected by this terrible illness. 
     
    But, even when we go through terrible times there are still so many lessons that we can learn. We want to share the lessons that COVID has taught us. It is through these lessons that we are able to move on. However, we will never forget but instead take what we have learned to make us stronger. 
     
    In this episode we share:
    The importance of being still without feeling the need to do more
    The importance of taken in our surroundings and appreciating the small moments
    Feeling grateful for normalcy
    Being creative with few resources
    Spending time with family and friends
    We are not just teachers, we are individuals
    The value that technology brings to education
     
    Be sure to visit www.teachingonthedouble.com to stay up to date on new releases and upcoming events. 
     
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    • 46 min
    057. How to ONLY Work Contract Hours as a Teacher

    057. How to ONLY Work Contract Hours as a Teacher

    Are you ready to learn how to ONLY work your contract hours as a teacher!? This episode has been a long awaited one and we are so excited to share it with you. 
    We also have a freebie that goes along with this episode. You can sign up and download  your 30 Days to ONLY Working Contract Hours guide right here. Follow this guide and you will be one step closer to working the hours you have been wanting to achieve. 
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    We started just like so many other teachers, working countless hours and taking work home on the evenings and weekends. After years of trying to find a way to work ONLY contract hours we have done it! We have found the exact strategies and tools that can help you and that have also worked for us for the past year. 
    In this episode we share:
    Our journey on working only contract hours
    The importance of finding a greater purpose
    How minimizing the amount of items you have can focus you and your time
    The value of dedicating your planning time to specific tasks
    Honing in on your own personal teaching style
    Collaborating with your team to work smarter, not harder
    Batching your work to get more done in less time
    Check out Episode #008: Get More Done Using One Simple Trick to learn more about how you can use batching to do more in less time. 
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    • 40 min
    056. How To Do More With Less

    056. How To Do More With Less

    Have you been on a purging kick as much as we have? If not, we want to tell WHY you should jump on this train with us and give you some starting points on where to start. 
    We have all either been, or seen a teacher who carries their “life” with them. You all know what we mean, the dreaded “teacher” bags that have every resource you need. It’s that bag that you end up packing up at the end of the day but never doing anything with it. 
    So why get away from having so much stuff? Compare your bags to the idea of stress or weight that you are carrying, metaphorically. This is stress that you are taking with you back and forth from home and school. You are not able to escape it and therefore you have a constant reminder of the tasks you feel as though you should be doing instead of unwinding after a long day. 
    The good news is that operating with less stuff is possible and in fact it allows you to be more creative and even DO MORE. Yup, we said it. You can do more with less!
    In this episode we share:
    Why it’s important to minimize in order to feel less stressed. 
    How to begin minimizing what you are using.
    How less items can help build the separation from home and work. 
    What more “stuff” is teaching our students. 
    How more stuff is affecting our mental health.
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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

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382 Ratings

ItsLisaLu ,

Just what the teacher ordered!

Thank goodness for this podcast! I don’t believe that I could make it through the pandemic without all of the great organizational tips and time management advice. Hands down the best teacher podcast available! And yes, I’m listening in batches!!

educ8_4life ,

The TOP teaching podcast you can listen to!

The most calming, yet energizing, intellectually stimulating AND KNOWLEDGEABLE AND DOWN TO EARTH podcasters and genuine people on a podcast ever! I’ve learned so much about both teaching and dealing with life from this podcast and look forward to each Thursday knowing a new podcast is coming! Be not only a TOP teacher but also a TOP person and (paraphrasing ha!) manage your time, organize your life and be productive and listen to Bridget and Michele on Teaching to the TOP!!!

Maudibella ,

Yes! 🙌🏼

I can’t wait to hear from you ladies each week, new episodes cannot come fast enough!!! I appreciate the tips and stories from your experiences and research that I can quickly put into action. Hearing about how you both balance your personal lives is so helpful, too! Thank you for being REAL and I love how you’re besties but bring different points of view. 🍎🍏

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