Ep 103: Our Favorite F Word In the Classroom - EB Academics

Ep 103: Our Favorite F Word In the Classroom

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No, no…it’s not the one you’re thinking of! Flexibility is our favorite word when it comes to our teaching lives and instruction because being flexible as a teacher is so liberating. It may seem counterintuitive, but batch planning is actually what afforded us the most freedom in the classroom, and it can do the same for you!

When you think about your school day, week nights, and even weekends during the school year, do you feel a sense of ease and confidence, or does your stomach tighten and your mind fill with anxiety and dread? If you’re nodding your head to the latter, it’s time to make a change so you can experience flexibility and freedom all year long.

In today’s episode, we ask you to consider a few important questions: How do you spend your prep periods? How often do you analyze student data? And how is teaching affecting your personal life? If you don’t like the answers to these questions, we’re here to help you start working smarter, not harder. Hello batch planning, and goodbye stress, resentment, and burnout. 

Tune in now to hear:

  • [01:10] How to better utilize your prep period
  • [02:55] How batch planning actually allows for more flexible lesson plans!
  • [04:00] How batch planning will give you more time to analyze student data
  • [05:45] Why batch planning will positively impact your personal life and prevent burnout 

Click here to listen now!

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Then, pick the date you’re going to teach it in your classroom, and sit back while you watch as your students show up to your classroom pumped about what the day holds…and gush about your class to their parents on the car ride home!

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