156 episodes

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

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

    152: Friends, Fall, and Feeling Thankful

    152: Friends, Fall, and Feeling Thankful

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING Y’ALL! We are coming to you all this Thanksgiving with a chatty and thankful episode. Grab your coffee, go for a walk, or just decompress after eating so much this evening and listen in as we share some of the things we are most grateful for this year. 
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    • 44 min
    151: 5 Steps You Can Follow To Avoid Procrastinating

    151: 5 Steps You Can Follow To Avoid Procrastinating

    Are you a procrastinator? We’ve all been there at some point in our lives… yes, even Michelle! But did you know the reason for your procrastination can actually be solved when you dig deep down into the root of the problem? While we may not be able to completely eliminate procrastination, we can uncover the steps to limit the amount you procrastinate 
    In this episode we are breaking down the 5 steps you can follow to avoid procrastination. We dig deep into the root of the problem and give you simple, actionable steps that can get you on track to finishing your projects and to-dos. 
    In this episode you will hear:
    How you can figure out WHY you are procrastinating and leverage that to get things done. 
    Why spending time to break down the tasks you have will give you more clarity in what needs to happen next. 
    Why your space actually matters when getting focused. 
    How to match your reward to the task you complete is a BIG motivator. 
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    • 31 min
    150: The BIGGEST Lessons This Podcast Has Taught Us About Productivity

    150: The BIGGEST Lessons This Podcast Has Taught Us About Productivity

    We can learn lessons from all areas of our lives. The connections you can make from your hobbies, personal lives, and travels can make a big impact with your productivity and how you create a better work-life balance. These lessons that we learn are often caused when we have a big undertaking and need to adapt (e.g. getting married, having kids, starting a big project). When you make the choice to begin these tasks, you have to find ways to make everything else work and feel balanced (if that is even possible). 
    This is the exact thing that happened to us when we worked to create this podcast. We made sacrifices in the beginning and we had to learn the systems and routines that would help us keep our sanity. We learned so much from starting our podcast, and while we are not telling you to head out and start you own podcast (more power to you if you do!), we do want to share some of the biggest lessons we learned. 
    In this episode you will hear:
    How defining what is important will help you in creating a path to make it happen!
    Why you need to find the right things to do versus trying to do all the things. 
    Why the systems you create are going to be your saving grace!
    EPISODE MENTIONED:
    Episode 149. Behind the Scenes: Our Favorite Reminders to Overcome Obstacles
    Episode 140. The ONE Thing Holding Your Lesson Planning Back 
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    • 27 min
    149: Behind the Scenes: Our Favorite Reminders to Overcome Obstacles

    149: Behind the Scenes: Our Favorite Reminders to Overcome Obstacles

    Need a little inspiration to keep you moving? We’ve got an extra special episode where we share some of our favorite quotes that lift us up when times are hard… or even when we need a few reminders. So grab a coffee, go for a walk, and save this episode to come back to time and time again. 
    Quotes:
    “Life isn’t fair. Fortune favors the bold. Stop scrolling on IG and start taking action on your dreams!”
    “Choose easy and live hard or choose hard and live easy.”
    “You can’t make someone else’s choices. You shouldn’t let someone else make yours.”
    “The elephant keeps walking as the dogs keep barking.”
    “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Edison
    “Stay away from negative people. They have a problem for every solution.” - Albert Einstein
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    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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    • 35 min
    148. How to Press the Reset Button on Your Planning Time

    148. How to Press the Reset Button on Your Planning Time

    We all love a good reset. Weekends help us decompress before the start of a new week. A new school year helps us to get re-energized for a new group of students, and a new year helps us to feel refreshed and ready to tackle the last 5 months of school. But what about those times in the year when we don’t have a break. How do we go about resetting during the middle of the week or during our planning periods. In this episode we have some of our best tips for getting you back on track. We want to share how you can get your planning done efficiently when you’ve gone off course. 
    In this episode we share: 
    Why calling yourself out is the first (most critical) step to solving any problem. 
    How making excuses can be easy but they keep us from finding a solution. 
    The steps for getting you back on track. 
    Why creating a plan can help you build the momentum you need to keep going. 
    How knowing your why can give you the inspiration and motivation you need to push through a difficult time. 
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    Now if you’re feeling extra loving, We would be really grateful if you left us a review over on iTunes, too. Those reviews help other people find our podcast and they’re also fun for us to go in and read. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let us know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you!

    • 24 min
    147. Batch Planning 101: The BEST Way to Maximize Your Time

    147. Batch Planning 101: The BEST Way to Maximize Your Time

    Imagine walking into your classroom and having a month worth of lessons and materials planned. How would that make you feel? For those thinking that it would be amazing but that it is also incredibly unrealistic, we want to stop you right there. What  if we had a way to make planning in advance a reality? 
    We’ve talked about batching since our first episode of this podcast. It is that good of a strategy when it comes to your productivity. Today we want to take a deep dive into what batching is, why it’s important and how to utilize it in all aspects of your life. 
    In this episode we share: 
    How batching has changed our lives in both teaching and our personal lives. 
    Why batching can maximize your time and increase your productivity. 
    The steps to take to get you started with batching. 
    Why sticking through the beginning can change how you plan in the end. 
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    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
566 Ratings

566 Ratings

Alvesarooni ,

Planning

It is always interesting to hear new ideas on how to be more efficient with planning. I appreciate the engaging ways you present your steps. Thanks for the work you are doing!

allie800 ,

Strategies that WORK!

I am long overdue for a review. I am a long time listener and a proud “TOP Teacher”— This podcast has become like a therapy session for me! Michelle and Bridget share such real and practical tips(with a healthy dose of tough love built in). I have began to implement their tips, and while they’re not always easy..they work! My workload feels significantly more manageable using their tips and strategies. Thank you Michelle and Bridget for helping me to master my time, organization, and productivity. You have made such a difference for me!

Kkrudy ,

Authentic & Fun!

I love listening on my way to work! They are so real and authentic! I love the “chatty episodes” as they make you feel like a friend!

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