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How to Start Planning for the Next School Term

When the new school term starts there’s always a lot of meetings and things to do that planning for the next term can get ahead of you. You’ll end up falling behind and burning the midnight candle to just to keep afloat.

Instead of this being your life, let’s change the narrative.

I know this isn’t going to be easy. You and your students are excitedly waiting for the winter break, and you’re almost there. But hold on for a little bit more, dear teacher friend. In order to really enjoy the break and come back refreshed without having too much on you plate, it’s important for you to start planning ahead for the next school term.

I know you may not want to think about it yet, but I promise you that it will help you when you’re on your break and when you get back from it.

Actionable Steps:

#1. Find The Time

You don’t need to spend a lot of time on this but a little will go a long way. Can you spare 15-30 minutes a day this week to create an overall outline for next term? If so, take out your calendar and slot it in for as many days as you can this week so that you can make progress and enjoy your break in peace.

#2. Set Your Teaching Goals

With your first time slot, sit down and make a note of your teaching goals for this term. What common core or core competencies will you be covering this term? What content areas do you want to cover?

With your second time slot, look at the activities that you’ll need to cover the competencies and content.

In your third time slot, focus on assessment and the materials that you’ll need for your lessons.

To help you stay focused and organized, click on the image below for your teacher planner.

#3. Organize Your Time

Beyond planning, it’s important to take some time figure out when you’ll get all of the tangible pieces together. For example, when will you gather your materials and put them together? Do you need to create a rubric? Find some time either before or after the break to work on this. Slot it in your calendar.

If this is too much for you or if you’re unsure about how you’ll find the time for it, CLICK HERE for this FREE MASTERCLASS: Systematic Plan to Super Passionate. or click on the following image.

Systematic Plan to Super Passionate

#4. Find Your Group

You don’t need to do this on your own. If you don’t have a teaching partner, find other teachers who are close to your grade level to collaborate with. This will keep you focused, motivated and will encourage new ideas.


Let’s recap really quickly. Today, we looked at the following:

  1. The reasons why it’s important to start planning in advance.
  2. How to start planning for the next school term: find the time, set your teaching goals, organize your time and find your group.

Free Resources:

If your children are struggling to hand in assignments on time, check out the following video training: 3 Steps to Teach Children How to Overcome Procrastination to Increase Productivity.

Next Steps:

For calm down areas on a budget, for your students who have autism, CLICK HERE.

If you found this video beneficial, would you do me a favor? Share this with your family, your friends, your loved ones, your co-workers or someone who you think could benefit from this. Thank you!

I’ll see you next Friday at 5:30pm PST.

Until I see you next time, remember to create, experience & teach from the heart.

Take care,


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