Monday, August 31, 2015

How to Get Your Weekends Back

Hi guys!

Caitlin here from The Styled Teacher (formerly Teach Inspire Change). I'm excited to talk to you today about two AWESOME strategies that I use to make sure that I can enjoy my weekends thoroughly. As much as I would love to take credit for this, my hubby is actually the mastermind behind the brilliance.

Basically, I got sick. and. tired. of working on Sundays. I was completely over spending 4-5 hours of my time prepping for the week, not getting to watch Sunday night football (go Niners!), etc. You all know what I'm talking about.

So my husband said one day, "As much as you probably don't want to, stay late on Friday and get everything ready for next week." JUST. DO. IT.

And so I did. And my life changed.

So I challenge you to do the same thing in order to more fully enjoy your weekends. I have some excellent tools that I use that you must absolutely begin to implement into your life.

STRATEGY ONE: This Friday Checklist that I use. You can download a copy of it for FREE by clicking here, or you can download my entire FREE Back to School eBook (that of course includes this checklist and much, much more) by signing up for my Teach Inspire Change newsletter, here.

I like to laminate the checklist, tape it to my desk, and reuse throughout the year. Gotta save the trees people!

STRATEGY TWO: I use this file folder to organize all of my copies for the following week on Friday. You can read about that here. This was the biggest game changer for me.

If you use either of these methods in your classroom this year, please post and tag me @teachinspirechange or send me an email so I can check it out at

1 comment:

  1. This is a great idea - I love checklists! I started staying later on Fridays as well and I agree it is a game changer. I always go through my "mental checklist" but I like the idea of having a physical copy to check.