When I was teaching full-time, we had a cleaner. Her name is Angela and I miss her every day. Every. Single. Day. I seriously loved every second Friday when I would come home to a beautiful clean house and my weekend was (mostly) free. It was money well spent and definitely made me a nicer person to live with. Sure, we paid for her expertise, but it was worth every single penny to have several big jobs taken off my to-do list each fortnight.
Since then more serviced-based businesses have started and I’m all for them, particularly if you have kids and your time is shared between after school homework, weekend sport and play dates or birthday parties. We’ve recently been ordering the Hello Fresh boxes, and these have been amazing. It’s great food and yes you have to cook but you don’t have to think about what you’re going to cook. It’s all there ready, portioned out with a step by step recipe card to walk you through the process. Hubby particularly liked this aspect because he’s not one to ‘wing-it’ in the kitchen. You can also get meals delivered already done like Lite ‘n’ Easy and YouFoodz. There are services available for everything these days and there’s no shame in taking advantage of them. (BTW I’m not affiliated with any of these companies)
You don’t have to do everything the hard way. Hooray!
So why wouldn’t you do the same with aspects of your planning and prep for school? You have so much on your plate at work that reducing the number of tasks you have to do is necessary, nay essential. There’s no shame in this. We can sometimes be martyrs to our profession but when you’re burnt out and overwhelmed what good is that?
If you need further convincing, I’ve put together 5 great reasons to get help with your planning and prep by purchasing done-for-you resources:
You’ll know what you’re teaching and how you’re going to teach it. Done-for-you resources make your planning and prep so fast. You can purchase plans and lesson activities that are ready to print and teach, that are age appropriate and curriculum aligned. So easy.
You’ll know you’ve got the curriculum covered. By purchasing resources that are curriculum aligned you can be confident that you’ve got the curriculum covered and you’ll be able to demonstrate this to your school leaders and parents.
Your lessons will be truly engaging. Aussie Star was created out of frustration and need. I needed fun, interesting and hands-on activities to teach topics that were often very boring. I didn’t want another boring worksheet and I know you don’t either. Teacher-authors have the time to make awesome resources because they know you don’t, why not take advantage of this?
You’ll be able to deal with everything else better. Seriously if you’re not stressing about what you’re teaching you’ll be able to cope better with those daily curveballs and demands. There are so many extra tasks you’re required to do every day it’s ridiculous and it can feel like teaching is secondary which should never be the case. Done-for-you planning and lessons will free you up so that you’ll be able catch (or dodge) those curveballs.
You’ll be less stressed. Just like hiring a cleaner or ordering food delivery, using done-for-you resources will cut out one more (big) task from your busy life and free you up for more enjoyable things.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed and bogged down in your planning and prep I encourage you to check out our store. Our mission statement says ‘making life easier for upper primary teachers’ and every resource is designed with that mission in mind. We want to ease your workload.
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