Click play below to hear two simple routines to use in the classroom:
Welcome back to another episode! I don’t know about you, but when I was in the classroom, there was never enough time in the day to get everything accomplished, whether that was teaching, planning, or grading. I never had a good work-life balance and always felt so busy!
I wish I had known today’s guest, Stephanie Palovchik. On today’s episode, we’re discussing two simple routines that every elementary teacher needs to know.
Stephanie is a productivity coach for elementary teachers, and the founder of Teaching Little Leaders. She’s also a Kindergarten teacher and the host of The Teacher Time Podcast. Stephanie helps elementary teachers get planned and prepared during the school day with simple time management strategies.
A big part of her time management strategy is her very simple task of her work day startup routine and her end of the work day routine. Establishing these two routines at the beginning and end of your day not only keeps you focused on the important tasks, but also puts you in the right mindset.
Did you know that when creating a habit, you automatically send a cue to your brain that registers for that habit? This is an amazing thing because once you establish your cue, whether that’s turning on music, or closing your door after students leave, it sets you up to be successful and productive on your tasks.
You might be thinking, I get to school right as my kids are walking in and I leave when the kids are walking out. How am I supposed to establish my beginning and end of the day routine? Simple solution! Make it part of your classroom routine and incorporate your students.
Adding more hours in the day isn’t possible, but finding ways to efficiently use your time is possible. The intention behind implementing these two simple routines in your day is to simply start and end your day on the right foot that creates a stress-free and calm working environment. As a teacher productivity coach, Stephanie details simple routines that will work for you and give you back more time!
Stephanie is a productivity coach for elementary teachers, and the founder of Teaching Little Leaders. She’s also a Kindergarten teacher and the host of The Teacher Time Podcast. Stephanie helps elementary teachers get planned and prepped during the school day with simple time management strategies and easy-to-use templates. Get ready to feel empowered to take back your free time so that you can be present in and outside of the classroom.
In this episode on simple routines to use in the classroom, we discuss:
- The ways these two simple routines can positively affect your work-home life balance
- How to focus on the feeling you want to have at the beginning and end of the day
- Why not overcomplicating your routines is beneficial and effective
- What to do if your established routines aren’t working for you
- Stephanie shares her start of the day and end of the day routine with us
- Check out the Stellar Teacher Reading Membership
- Productivity Guide for Elementary Teachers Freebie
- Go visit Stephanie’s Teachers Pay Teachers store
- If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts!
Related episodes and blog posts:
Connect with me:
- Join my newsletter
- Join the Upper Elementary Reading Teachers Facebook group
- Shop my TPT store here
- Instagram: @thestellarteachercompany
- Facebook: The Stellar Teacher Company
More About Stellar Teacher Podcast:
Welcome to the Stellar Teacher Podcast! We believe teaching literacy is a skill. It takes a lot of time, practice, and effort to be good at it. This podcast will show you how to level up your literacy instruction and make a massive impact with your students, all while having a little fun!
Your host, Sara Marye, is a literacy specialist passionate about helping elementary teachers around the world pass on their love of reading to their students. She has over a decade of experience working as a classroom teacher and school administrator. Sara has made it her mission to create high quality no-fluff resources and lesson ideas that are both meaningful and engaging for young readers.
Each week, Sara and her guests will share their knowledge, tips, and tricks so that you can feel confident in your ability to transform your students into life-long readers.