048: What You Need to Do NOW to Get Ready for Back-to-School Next Year

I have a love-hate relationship with to-do lists. Seriously. While I love a good list, I'm picky about them. I don't do just any old list. I only do manageable, REALISTIC lists. Yup, those actually exist and we can control them even when it's that back-to-school "monster" list.


That back-to-school to-do list is probably already out of control. Here's how you can get that monster reined in and gain peace so you can rest and recharge this summer. And we all know...your summer teacher self-care is ESSENTIAL. 

In today's episode, I am going to give you just one more task before you check out for the summer. I know, I know.  You could not possibly be more "done". I get it. However, this task is not difficult, won't take much time, and it really is essential in order for you to not be the overwhelmed teacher at back-to-school time. You WILL thank me when the back-to-school time rolls around, I promise. 

So... what is the task? Make a plan now for what you need to do to be ready for back-to-school next year. Yes, it's a list, but it's a targeted list that has dates and specifics on it so you can put each item in your calendar as a promise to yourself to get it done. this will revolutionize your back-to-school experience. 

Listen in. 

In this episode, find out: 
  • How to organize your list.
  • Your MOST important tasks.
  • How to go from "to-do list" to "done list".
  • Why your calendar is your friend.
  • Where to begin the process.
  • Why you need a schedule for your ongoing tasks.

You can do this!

Teach joyfully,

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