40 Hour Workweek Club

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  1. mathmagic

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    Has anyone tried it? Is it worth the money? Efficiency has always been one of my biggest struggles - I'll work hours beyond hours to get things done and my evaluations have been extremely strong - but I worry here soon when I start a family. I'd love to hear any feedback from people who have tried it out!

    Edit: This isn't asking whether people are working 40 hours or not. In fact, that's not even what the program is about. I'm curious to see if anyone has tried the actual club or not, and if you have, what your thoughts were. Thanks!
     
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    Never spent the money, but I'm pretty good at sticking to 40 hours a week.
     
  4. mathmagic

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    Haha, definitely not something you would need, then!
     
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  5. teacherintexas

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    My contract hours are 42.5 so even if I just work contract, I'll never make a 40 hour work week!

    It's my goal to work no more than 50.
     
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  6. mathmagic

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    Maybe no one here has tried it - sounds like most haven't heard of it! I also don't think I'll ever be at an even 40, but it's more about reducing the number of hours / increasing efficiency.
     
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    I'd be bored out of my mind if I did that.
     
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    If only my life were that simple!
     
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    I haven't tried the club, but each year I get closer to a 40 hour work week. It's just a matter of deciding what's actually important, and what can wait.
     
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    My friend joined it this cycle. I'm going to watch the free webinar but I'm already pretty efficient. I didn't join the last cycle because I was starting at a new school with new preps and I figured there are no shortcuts to get over new! If the webinar helps at all, I'll sign up. If not, I'll just ask my friend in a few months if it helped her. Angela used to post here many years ago but I don't know her username.
     
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    Losing weight is just a matter of eating more healthy and possibly exercising ;) Easy to say (and I even say many things to myself sometimes), harder to implement. That's why I'm asking to see if anyone has tried it or not.
     
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    I haven't tried but but I do know what you're talking about.

    https://join.40htw.com/40htw/ <-- here is the link if anyone is curious

    I am already pretty efficient and honestly, it just looks like another commitment to something that I would need to set aside time to read.

    The topic I'd be most interested in is:
    July: The Self-Running Classroom
     
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  13. Peregrin5

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    I tried it. I stayed with the program for about 3 weeks before I stopped listening to the podcasts. Most of the strategies were already things I did, and the ones I didn't do were not really that efficient and would take more time than what I already do. It also requires you to set aside hours every week to listen to the podcast and research the things they reference, which in reality just increases the number of hours you work. It wasn't worth it. All of it was stuff I could figure out on my own or get from another staff member. Just talk to teachers around your school for their time-saving tips. I'm sure we could create a thread on this forum for that very purpose and it would be more effective than that program.
     
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    I second this.

    I read the original blog on the subject, but the club just seems to be money-making. Which is fine, just not something I want to put money on.
     
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    I just shared my thoughts on a FB post regarding it, and my post was deleted. It respectfully described my thought process (loved the tips, love the positivity of the person running it, and even the resources I saw, but was unsure due to both the cost, whether I could get same advice elsewhere, and most importantly, the fact that no one could be even slightly critical of anything even when asked point blank), and I'd argue was providing helpful feedback as a result, so that future work might be able to convince even more teachers.

    That post was deleted.

    That makes up my mind for me rather easily.
     
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    I listen to the podcast! But no, I have not ever even considered signing up for it.
     

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