January Reboot Workshop | Your Teaching Mentor

Teachers!

Reflect on where you have been, think about where you’re going, and then how you will get there to finish out this school year and make it the best it possibly can be!

Is this workshop right for me?

This has been a school year like no other! Whether you are teaching remotely, in person, or hybrid, this year certainly has presented very unique challenges.

Balancing pedagogy with technology and district demands can be daunting.

Staying organized when your bouncing from in-person to virtual learning and back again (as was the case in my home district) can feel like you are on a hamster wheel with no way off. In this workshop, we’ll look carefully at what worked, what didn’t, and what needs to change.

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You’ll learn how to take stock of the year so far and then use that information to plan out how you will approach teaching in 2021.

  • What worked?
  • What do you need to throw out?
  • What just needs some small tweaks?
  • And how will you do it all?

These questions and more will be answered in our workshop.

Michelle’s years of research, experience, and implementation of best practices in education at the elementary and college level will guide and inspire you at any point of your teaching career. She is truly a valuable resource and inspiration to those in education.

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Virtual Workshop Schedule

Struggling to connect with your students, teach your content, and manage all the expectations from administrators, colleagues and parents? Let’s work together to create an action plan for the second half of the 2020-2021 school year. This is a hands-on workshop so bring your notebook and be ready to work!

Introduction
We’ll start with a quick introduction of the workshop, our goals for our time together and who we are.
Framework/Overview
We’ll go over some housekeeping and the flow of the workshop.
Where We’ve Been
We’ll start off by taking a look at what has happened so far this year in your classroom. We’ll think about past lessons, curriculum, collaborating with parents and engaging our students.
Where We’re Going
We’ll identify what’s worked so far and what needs to change. Is it just a minor tweak or a major overhaul that is needed? Will you add or delete things all together? All of these questions will be answered through our guided framework.
How We’ll Get There
Kristi will show you how digital planning can make this process so much easier and Michelle will have suggestions for moving forward and accountability.
Wrap-up and Final Q & A
You’ll leave this workshop knowing what is most important to you for the final half of the 2020-2021 school year and how you will accomplish it. We’ll also answer any questions you have about the material or how we can help!

Meet the Teachers

I’m Michelle, a teenager (3 of them! 16, 15 & 14!) momma, a literacy instructor, business owner and a coach/mentor for new teachers. (I like to refer to myself as “multi-passionate”.) I’m here for teachers like YOU who are ready to go from striving to thriving in the classroom, especially during those first critical years as a teacher.

After 25 years of teaching, and mentoring dozens of preservice teacher candidates and first-year colleagues, I knew I wanted to help all teachers succeed – especially in the beginning when your experience in the classroom can make or break your career as an educator. I realized that so many were feeling lost and overwhelmed.

The solution to my problem? It was found while sitting in a meeting for my husband’s online business.

I heard the leaders of Kajabi speak about how their online platform was helping people serve customers all over the world, not just in my own town. We can share ideas, resources, support one another, and develop friendships all online.

I had a moment (sitting in that very meeting) where I realized I had a mission. Using my years of classroom practice and knowledge, I could unite teachers online and empower them to be the best teacher they could be while supporting and guiding them along the way.

I’m Kristi, a full-time teacher, momma, wife, and business owner. My passion is helping teachers improve their planning and data documentation through the use of digital planners. Over the past few years, I have been working on becoming paperless in multiple areas of my classroom but missed writing things down. From that, my first digital planner was born.

After 10 years in the classroom, I found the common need from my co-workers was a technology with a touch of organization. We were often given multiple forms and documents along with our ever-lengthening lesson plans. Attending meetings would have me confused about what I needed to bring. I created a digital planner so I could insert all of my forms, documentation forms, and lesson plans all in the palm of my hands. I found many teachers loved that they could utilize these planners on their iPad/tablet or using google slides. It’s never too late in the school year to organize all the things.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I don't have time to complete this workshop right now?

We completely understand!

That’s why you’ll have lifetime access to the workshop video and all materials. Work on it at your own pace, on your own time, and revisit it whenever you need to.

I've taken lots of courses. How is this different?

Well, first things first! This is NOT a course.

It’s not full of an overwhelming amount of information for you to sort through. It’s a virtual workshop.

We’ll be conducting this workshop live but, as a reference, we are planning for around 1 ½-2 hours in length. If you can’t complete everything during the workshop, it does not need to be finished in one sitting! You can always go back and work on things as needed.

There are times during the workshop that are specifically set aside so that you’re actually implementing the material.

This is an interactive workshop designed to help you hit the ground running when you return to school in January.

Why is there a fee involved?

We want you to have lifetime access to this workshop. There is a cost in storing these materials for you, and this fee will help cover that. Also, quite frankly, we want to motivate you to actually attend and complete the workshop!

How many times have you signed up for free training and then, when it came time for it to start, you thought, “Nah, I’ll just curl up on the couch and watch Netflix instead?” Not that we are Netflix bashing (we’re binge-watching The Crown right now!) but no matter how good your favorite show or movie is, it is unlikely it will help you to become the best teacher you can be that first day of school in January.

Having a little “skin in the game” by paying a small fee will help motivate you to be there and do the work! We know the value you will get from this event will be so much greater than the cost.

Don't Miss Out

If meeting all the demands of teaching in 2020 has been a struggle, now’s your chance to get your curriculum, engagement, and relationship strategies organized and ready to go!

You can keep wondering what in the world to teach and how best to do it…or you can attend this workshop and take the guess work out of it! You’ll be walking into that classroom with confidence—whether it is virtual or in-person.

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