Does this sound familiar?
The summer before my first year teaching was filled with terror and excitement like I had never known.
I had never wanted to rock something more but felt less ready.
I wanted to prepare, but didn’t know how. Curriculum was nowhere to be found. The other teachers in my building were M.I.A. Everything I from my prep program felt nebulous and confusing.
And any time I told someone I was about to start my first year, they always told me details how horrific their first year was.
Fast forward to the end of the year.
At an end-of-the-party after my first year teaching, two of my admin separately told me that they never would have thought I was a first year teacher. My jaw dropped. Really???
My second year teaching, I won an Outstanding Beginning Teacher Award and was named Department Chair in my school.
Want to know how that all happened?
Because of everything I prepared before the start of the year.
And that's good news for you.
Because it means there's a fix for all the fears swirling in your head right now,
AND with the right tools, you may not just survive this year...but rock it.
That's where this course comes in.
The Ultimate New Teacher Summer Workshop is a step-by-step course on how to prepare like a veteran teacher for your first day, from the ground-up. No unnecessary frills. No time-wasting. And no crummy lesson plans, either.
It's how you can skip hundreds of hours searching for help, reinventing the wheel, and draining yourself by panicking to figure out how to do this thing.
Together, we'll cut out the stuff that's not going to make a difference and focus on the essentials, walking step-by-step on how to do it. The stuff that's going to make you feel prepared, and the stuff that's going to help you make a difference in your students' lives.
You'll receive a concrete break-down on how to get all the things buzzing around your head done before the start of the year--curriculum planning, documentation, classroom set-up, parent contact, time management--and an exclusive group of fellow new teachers to encourage you along the way.
After completing this course, you’ll feel more confident, calm and prepared for an incredible year--all in 4 weeks.
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"All summer I’ve been thinking that I need to do things to get prepared for the school year but I wasn’t exactly sure what. I am SOOOOO thankful to have found this that tells me EXACTLY what to do. It has made me feel so much better about the upcoming school year and has made it a lot less scary."
-A First Year Teacher Summer To-Do List Guide Participant
Hi! I’m Jeanne. I’m a middle school ELA teacher from Illinois and the founder of Teacher Off Duty--a blog dedicated to helping teachers save time, teach better, and live happier. Helping new teachers is my all-time favorite jam. With 4 years of teaching under my belt, 3 years mentoring as a cooperating teacher, 2 and a half as Department Chair, and a Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction, I’ve got some really great experience with teaching and mentoring. I’m also not so far away from my first year that I can’t remember what it feels like to be just starting off.
In my 2nd year teaching, I won an Outstanding Beginning Teaching Award and I didn't feel special enough for it at all. In fact, I knew then what I know now: I owed the early success largely to the strategic preparation I did before them. And now, I want to help you do the same.
Enroll Now and Receive:
-8 bundles of clear, step-by-step guides with examples to get you planned and ready for the year, sent twice a week for 4 weeks
-Dozens of pages of guided planning sheets
-Access to the Ultimate New Teacher Summer Workshop Facebook group to connect with other all-star new teachers to ask questions and get feedback now and throughout the year
-Discounts on future New Teacher Courses released this year from Teacher Off Duty (there's a few in the oven already ;)
-Lifetime access to all course content
-The knowledge that you can start this year (and every year after) prepared and confident and ready with a support group rallying behind you
"After accepting my teaching position, my first question to myself was WHERE DO I START?! I started researching and reading blogs geared towards first-year teachers lost like I was! I’m so thankful I stumbled upon Teacher Off Duty's AMAZING blog! She gives some tremendously helpful advice on how to PRIORITIZE and PLAN to help eliminate as much chaos as possible your first year!"
- Feedback from a Teacher Off Duty blog reader