5 Signs You’re Ready to Start Working Ahead as a Teacher


Trying to figure out if you're ready to start working ahead as a teacher? Here are 5 signs that you have a strong foundation to start working ahead

Are you tired of constantly feeling behind and ready to unveil the secrets of working ahead as a teacher? Perhaps you’re questioning your readiness for this transformative journey. Today, we’ll unravel the mystery behind preparing in advance. And if you’ve had that “I’m done” moment, then you’re in the right place! Let’s explore how to take control of your time, say goodbye to teacher guilt, and enjoy your weekends outside of teaching.

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Had Your “I’m Done” Moment:

The first step to being ready to start working ahead is to have your “I’m Done” moment. We all reach that breaking point where we say, “Enough is enough.” My personal “I’m done moment” happened at graduation, a moment that propelled me to actively seek solutions. If you’ve had a similar moment, you’re ready to explore strategies for working ahead as a teacher.

Inspired by Success Stories:

The next sign that you are ready to start working ahead is you’ve recently been inspired by success stories. Perhaps you’ve seen other teachers effortlessly manage their workload, like my client who planned and prepped eight weeks in advance, not bringing any work home over Thanksgiving break. If you believe in the possibility of such success and aspire to achieve it yourself, you’re ready to learn how to start working ahead and make teaching an enjoyable experience.

Yearning for Personal Time Outside of Teaching:

Another sign you’re ready for change is craving personal time outside of teaching. Teacher guilt and mom guilt often go hand in hand. If you’re exhausted from constantly juggling responsibilities and crave personal time outside of teaching, you’re in the right mindset to learn the art of working ahead. Discover how planning can not only ease your workload but also give you the freedom to enjoy your personal life. Goodbye long weekends, hello relaxing time with family!

Seeking Ease Without Cutting Corners:

The next sign you’re ready for a change is wanting to teach with ease. The desire to teach with ease and efficiency without compromising the quality of education is a noble one. You’re ready to embark on the journey of working ahead if you want to discover the hacks and tips that make teaching effortless. We’ll explore strategies that allow you to save time without cutting corners. So you can be a teacher who plans for success.

Actively Researching Solutions:

Finally, the last sign you’re ready for a change is you’re researching solutions. If you find yourself deep into the world of teacher time management hacks, scouring platforms like YouTube, Pinterest, TikTok, and Instagram for tips, you’re already on the path to discovering how to work ahead. But it’s not just about collecting ideas; it’s about finding a step-by-step strategy to implement in your classroom. Let’s delve into actionable ways for working ahead as a teacher.


Overall there are several signs you are ready to start working ahead. If any of these resonate with you if you’ve had your “I’m done” moment, if you’re yearning for personal time, if you want to teach with ease without compromise, if you’re actively researching time-saving solutions, you’re ready to embark on the journey of working ahead as a teacher. Join us inside Ready, Set, Prep, 3-Day Challenge where we’ll guide you on maximizing your time, ensuring you don’t have to work on weekends, and crafting a teaching career filled with ease.

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Helena <3