In November, I shared a video of my experience on my YouTube channel. Initially, I wanted to write out a post for my blog, but since it's still winter break, I'd rather add an update and spend the time with my family. Here's the link to my video:
Now that it is winter break, and my year is complete, I was able to accomplish something I never thought possible. For the first time in my 6 years of teaching, I was able to do nothing work related over winter break. I put in the work the week prior to break. I have a routine that I previously blogged about in place that keeps me a week ahead. I forced myself to maintain this routine despite everything else going on, I used a to do list from the club to organize my week, I was able to accept a minimum viable product (a good, not perfect project outline), and I even completed my household chores. With the club, I was encouraged to try to reach this goal because I saw other teachers share their successes. I'm empowered to give this strategy a try again this up-coming school week. I hope that I can begin to take my weekends back.
The 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club is accepting new members now through January 9th. If the experience that I shared helped you decide to join, please include my name in your referral information - Brianne Beebe; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
**This post is NOT sponsored. All thoughts and opinions shared in the video and in this post are my own.