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The Teacher Time Podcast
The Teacher Time Podcast
Stephanie Palovchik, Teacher Time Management

You know how elementary teachers are always working long hours? What if it didn’t have to be like that? Join Stephanie Palovchik,... more

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My Favorite Tools for Teacher Organization

Classroom organization is really important for elementary teachers. Solid organization can help you plan and prep more efficiently. As teachers,... more

04 Jul 2023 · 17 minutes
My Daily Routine as a Teacher Mom on Summer Break

Teacher moms, this one’s for you! During the school year, we have a routine every single day. Then summer comes…... more

27 Jun 2023 · 13 minutes
2 Things I Wish I Knew Before My First Year of Teaching

If I could go back in time and tell my first year teacher self anything … these would be the... more

20 Jun 2023 · 16 minutes
How Teachers Can Decompress And Actually Enjoy Summer Break

Your school year has been busy and you are ready for summer break. But shutting your teacher brain off is... more

13 Jun 2023 · 13 minutes
What To Do With Students During the Last Week of School

There's so much to do at the end of the school year. You have report cards to complete and a... more

06 Jun 2023 · 13 minutes
REPLAY: Exactly How to Declutter Your Classroom

It's time for a replay! This week, we're republishing a highly requested episode from our End of Year Teacher Series... more

30 May 2023 · 20 minutes
How to Pack and Organize Efficiently at the End of the School Year

It’s about that time in the school year where you’re going to be packing up your classroom. Maybe you're decluttering... more

23 May 2023 · 13 minutes
Tips to Easily Write Report Card Comments for Elementary Teachers

Does writing report card comments take hours because you’re just not sure what to write? If you dread report card... more

16 May 2023 · 13 minutes
3 Report Card Mistakes I've Made That You Can Learn From

Report cards can be a hefty task, I get it. If report cards have been taking you hours upon hours... more

09 May 2023 · 14 minutes
No-Prep Student Engagement Strategies to Make Learning Fun

We're nearing the end of the year and your students are tired, you're tired, but learning still has to happen.... more

02 May 2023 · 16 minutes
Why Teacher Well-being Needs to be a Priority with Jen Rafferty

This month we’ve been covering topics around teacher burnout and stress management. And I cannot think of a better way... more

25 Apr 2023 · 30 minutes
Simple Ways to Beat the Sunday Scaries

Do you experience the Sunday Scaries as a teacher? Unfortunately, this can be a common experience, but it doesn't have... more

18 Apr 2023 · 14 minutes
How to Use Your Teacher Burnout as a Catalyst for Change with Amber Harper

Teacher burnout is unfortunately a common experience for many. But did you know that your burnout is unique to you?... more

11 Apr 2023 · 29 minutes
3 Ways Tired Teachers Can Stop Feeling Guilty and Start Enjoying Breaks

How often have you heard someone say they're feeling "teacher tired?" More times than you can count, right? We're all... more

04 Apr 2023 · 17 minutes
How to Stop the Constant Student Talking and Interrupting That’s Keeping You From Teaching with Gina from Teaching with Heart

As a teacher, it can be frustrating when your students won't stop talking and interrupting your lessons. However, there are... more

28 Mar 2023 · 28 minutes
How to Be Prepped Before the Weekend With Very Little Time and Energy [Prep Time Productivity Series]

How many times have you sat down during your prep time and felt too exhausted to get anything done? Or... more

21 Mar 2023 · 16 minutes
3 Common Prep Time Problems Elementary Teachers Have And their Solutions [Prep Time Productivity Series]

So you want to get planned and prepped ahead of time, BUT all of these problems keep popping up during... more

14 Mar 2023 · 17 minutes
5 Essential Time Management Tips for Busy Elementary Teachers [Prep Time Productivity Series]

You are a busy elementary teacher with a lot on your plate and not a ton of time to do... more

07 Mar 2023 · 17 minutes
What to Include In Your Small Group Lesson Plans

Ever wonder how to write a small group lesson plan that's effective but also doesn't take a ton of your... more

21 Feb 2023 · 18 minutes
5 Strategies for Meaningful Small Group Instruction

Does planning for small group lessons feel like one more thing on your plate (that often gets pushed to the... more

14 Feb 2023 · 21 minutes
Fun Valentine's Day Activities for Kindergarten

Are you looking for fun valentine's day activities you can use with your students this month? We've got you covered... more

07 Feb 2023 · 16 minutes
How To Write Lesson Plans with Templates and Weekly Slides

In this episode of the Teacher Time Podcast, we're diving into how to write lesson plans without feeling overwhelmed. Listen... more

31 Jan 2023 · 11 minutes
How to Plan an Effective Morning Meeting for Elementary Classrooms in 10 Minutes or Less

Around here we're all about helping busy elementary teachers save time on planning and prepping. In today's episode, we're discussing... more

24 Jan 2023 · 10 minutes
How to Manage Planning, Prepping, and Teacher Burnout with Maggie Jarvis

In this episode, I'm joined by an elementary teacher, Maggie, who shares her inspiring story, from feeling completely worn down... more

17 Jan 2023 · 25 minutes
What Kind of Teacher Will You Be in 2023?

Do you feel like everything in your teacher life is out of control? Today I want to share how a... more

10 Jan 2023 · 12 minutes
3 Things Teachers Are Allowed To Do (That Will Help with Your Mental Health)

Teacher boundaries and mental health are so important. How often do you wish you could just take something off your... more

20 Dec 2022 · 13 minutes
My Friday Routine As a Teacher: 3 Things To Do Every Friday that Make Taking a Weekend Break Easy

It can be hard to let go of work on weekends because there’s so much on your to-do list, and... more

13 Dec 2022 · 12 minutes
Fun December Classroom Activities for Elementary Students

Looking for easy and engaging activities for December in the classroom?  In this episode, we’ll help you plan faster with... more

06 Dec 2022 · 11 minutes
A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Simple, Yet Effective, Phonics Routine with Kristina Harrill

Do you know that phonics is important, but are wondering how to plan simple and engaging phonics lessons that work?... more

29 Nov 2022 · 25 minutes
Why Teachers Shouldn't Take Work Home

You're about to go on Thanksgiving Break, and in a few weeks, winter break. You’re torn between taking a break... more

22 Nov 2022 · 10 minutes
Things I Always Include On My Slides To Help Students With Independence

Are your students struggling with being independent during learning activities? Are you dealing with constant interruptions during small groups or... more

14 Nov 2022 · 9 minutes
What To Do With All Of Your Copies for the Week

Do you find that your teacher desk is constantly covered in papers? Is it hard to keep track of all... more

08 Nov 2022 · 10 minutes
7 Tips for Planning Effectively with Other Teachers

Are you and your grade-level team trying to plan together, but struggling to be productive? Maybe you’re frustrated because you... more

01 Nov 2022 · 16 minutes
3 Ways to Make Community Building Sustainable All Year Long with Caitie Cupples

In this episode, I'm joined by Caitie Cupples, who has 3 tips to share that are going to make community... more

25 Oct 2022 · 20 minutes
An Easy Way to Schedule Parent Teacher Conferences Using Google Sheets

How long does it take you to schedule parent-teacher conferences? If you’re still doing this by hand - or maybe... more

18 Oct 2022 · 9 minutes
When to Write Weekly Lesson Plans So You're Not Working All Weekend

Imagine what it would feel like if you no longer had to worry about writing your lesson plans over the... more

11 Oct 2022 · 12 minutes
October Theme Ideas for Elementary Classrooms

Who else has ever sat down to lesson plan and felt totally blank on ideas. Like you know what skill... more

04 Oct 2022 · 12 minutes
How to Build Better Work-Life Balance and Beat Burnout This School Year with Brittany Blackwell, M.Ed

We all know that burnout is unfortunately too common in the teacher world. And if you're trying to beat burnout,... more

27 Sep 2022 · 27 minutes
A Literacy Center You Can Use All Year Long

One thing that makes planning centers easier, is having activities that you use over and over again. In this episode... more

20 Sep 2022 · 7 minutes
A Math Center You Can Use All Year Long

What makes planning center activities a challenge? Is it that you have to differentiate for so many learners? Is it... more

13 Sep 2022 · 9 minutes
Center Tips to Help with Student Independence

If you have ever felt like your centers were disorganized or like students struggled to be independent during centers, you're... more

06 Sep 2022 · 11 minutes
5 Parts to an Effective Classroom Management Plan with Gina of Teaching with Heart

Have you tried all kinds of classroom management tricks, only to feel like none of them are working? If yes,... more

30 Aug 2022 · 31 minutes
Tips for Writing Lesson Plans Faster

How long does lesson planning take you? Every time I’ve asked this question on social media, the responses range from... more

23 Aug 2022 · 9 minutes
How to Make Back to School Night a Success

Back to School Night / Meet the Teacher events are important parts of the start of a school year. In this... more

16 Aug 2022 · 9 minutes
4 Things Elementary Teachers Need for Back to School

Do you ever wonder what resources or activities you actually need to have ready as you head back to school?... more

09 Aug 2022 · 10 minutes
A Reminder That Your Classroom Doesn't Have to Be Perfect

In this episode we are talking about setting up your elementary classroom. I’m giving you some friendly reminders and sharing... more

02 Aug 2022 · 15 minutes
Start Your School Year Right with These 3 Teacher Tips

In this episode We are continuing talking about all things teacher productivity and how you can stay on top of... more

27 Jul 2022 · 10 minutes
3 Strategies for Simplifying Teacher Time Management

This is a very exciting week on the podcast because for this episode I'm going to be sharing a recap... more

20 Jul 2022 · 16 minutes
Getting Planned with 0 Minutes of Prep Time with Kassandra

Do you ever wonder if it’s even possible to be the kind of teacher who leaves work at work? Who... more

12 Jul 2022 · 19 minutes
Make This The Year You’re Organized and Planned Ahead of Time

What if this was the school year that you were finally planned organized and prepped before the weekend? It’s possible,... more

05 Jul 2022 · 17 minutes
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Center Tips to Help with Student Independence
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If you have ever felt like your centers were disorganized or like students struggled to be independent during centers, you're going to... more