Work Smarter, Not Harder

Staci Araiza | 23 February, 2018

            Teacher standing at blackboard writing with chalk.

" Every school in America has teachers working for free on a daily basis. Go by any school parking lot early in the morning, late in the afternoon, or even at night or on the weekends, and you will see them. No overtime, no bonuses or promotions on the line--just doing it for their students! Teachers are using their free time, and often investing their own money, for children's literacy, prosperity, and future." 

In recent months, I have continued to see posts on Facebook, regarding how hard teachers work and what they do on their own free time to satisfy the academic needs of their students. After teaching for the last thirty or so years, I can definitely in agreement with absolutely everything that is stated in this post! Teachers work hard!! Really hard!!

However, over the years, I began to work smarter and not harder! I realized that there were ways to cut down on my intense schedule of getting everything completed that needed to be completed. I found that there are so many ways to have your students do much of what you are doing…..and, it’s okay to let them do just that! In fact, I have found that having students do many of the things you have been doing all these years, helps them with their skill set and allows them to take responsibility for their learning. Wow!

In my class, Work Smarter, Not Harder, I share techniques and methods that allow the classroom teacher to cut down on the time they are working, and working, and working!

Check it out now and begin experiencing what free time looks like in your life!