Note from Dave:
Per requests, registration for the Spring 2020 Cohort of the Time Management Course will remain open as long as COVID-19 closures persist. In light of the isolating effects of social distancing and the unique time management challenges of the COVID closures, Dave will also be hosting weekly office hours (v. the normal monthly ones). Information for accessing these office hours is available inside the course.
Finally: if you are experiencing financial hardship and are unable to receive school funding for your enrollment in this professional development course, please email me at [email protected] I'd love to help.
I've asked nearly 20,000 educators, all around the world, to tell me what their top frustration is.
Time. That's the most common theme.
Here's what I hear:
These aren't little speed bumps on the road to our long-term flourishing -- they're redwood trees, felled across our paths. If we don't figure out time, then we're not going to figure much out about our work. The brain doesn't do well with this kind of pressure.
"Great teachers tend to have great lives."
That's what a friend once told me. It was a line she had heard her mentor say, again and again.
Managing time is not about detailed checklists, perfect systems, or silver bullets, and it's goal isn't simply getting things done. I'm after something deeper. To me, time management is thinking for ourselves about the conflicting demands on our time and about the obstacles we put in our own paths. The goal isn't checklists; it's building a career well-worked and a life well-lived.
So this course is will help you use your time better. It'll help you practice your values, work within constraints, and cultivate the long-term view. In the Time Management Course, we're going to learn how to work better, not harder, and how to rest as well.
Here's the gist. The course is:
In this online course, you’ll learn…
There's no other place in the world where I offer this in-depth, sustained, schedule-friendly PD on time management. There's no other place in the world where you'll connect with so many like-minded, like-hearted colleagues from around the globe, all wrestling with the same work.
But don't take my word for it. Here's what some of my past PD participants have to say.
"This has been so incredibly beneficial to me as a first year teacher. In my brief conversations with others about the course and my interactions with students regarding the beliefs, I know this is career trajectory altering PD. This is career trajectory-altering."
- Sean Daigle, high school math teacher, Palm Springs, CA
"The no-nonsense, humble, inclusive approach by Dave... neither insults my professionalism nor wastes my time."
- Tracy Franklin, middle school Title 1/ELL teacher, Camp Verde, AZ, 40 year educator
"The instructor deeply and extensively practices what he teaches. ... The course provides an excellent venue for your growth whether you tend towards introversion or extroversion. This is the best PD model and method on the planet."
- John Reynolds, high school teacher, Granby, CO
Here's how the course works
And at the end, I want you to feel equipped, encouraged, and understood. Because you're not crazy. Time really is hard to come by.
Hi there, I'm Dave Stuart Jr., the creator of the Time Management Course.
I'm a classroom teacher who has spent years reading, researching, and experimenting on the topic of time management. For thousands of hours, my burning question has been like yours: How do I maximize the long-term flourishing outcomes of my work in education, without burning my life down in the process? This course is my first attempt at sharing that work.
Here is a bit about me:
I'm a husband and father, and I take these roles very seriously. (In other words, teaching is not my whole life.)
Over 35,000 people read my articles each month.
Over 10,000 educators in 28 different states have heard me speak about my work at various workshops, conferences, and keynotes.
My bestselling book, These 6 Things, is read by teaching teams and schools around the world.
I am animated by a simple belief: all students and teachers should flourish.
Who's the course for?
The way that I've learned time management isn't through some specific system for secondary teachers or a set of super-specific techniques for people who balance two full-time jobs and a family. There are plenty of books and courses that take a granular, hyper-thorough approach to time management, with lots of systems and tactics and tips.
While the Time Management Course is very practical (I know of no other way to make good professional development), it's essential goal is to guide you to internalize what I find to be the most important principles and disciplines of time management.
For example, one of the disciplines that the course covers is satisficing. I've written about satisficing on my blog before, but I've never treated it in an online professional development. And it turns out that satisficing -- the act of doing something at an acceptable level of quality versus a maximized level of quality -- is essential to saving tons of time and gaining lots more enjoyment in life. It helps me in my jobs as a teacher and writer, and it helps me in my roles as a husband and father.
In other words, the course is designed to teach you principles, and if you're up for doing the reflective application exercises that go with each lesson and digging deep into the online discussions and office hours, then I think you'll emerge from the course with a deeper mastery of time management, no matter what hats you wear.
If you are an educator who wants to overcome overwhelm and enjoy your time more, then I think the course is going to equip you, encourage you, and give you the tools you need to do work you're proud of without driving yourself insane. If it doesn't, good news: we offer a 30-day, full-money-back guarantee for the course. If you find that it doesn't help, send us an email at [email protected]
Why invest in this course?
The average registration for a teaching conference costs well over $200, and then you often need to arrange and/or pay for travel, and release time, and substitute teachers, and so on. Once the conference is over, you're encouraged, but you leave with only your notes and (if you're like me) a strong dose of cognitive overwhelm.
The Time Management Course, on the other hand, offers a competitive value:
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P.S. It comes down to this: In this course, I'll teach you how to approach time management for the rest of your career.
This course was made by a busy teacher, for busy teachers. You and me are the kind of people who deeply believe in this work, but who are smart enough to know that we can't sacrifice our whole lives on the altar of teaching success. Sustainable work -- that's what we're after. Smarter, not harder.
The ten lessons in this course are the distillation of years of balancing both large teaching loads (120+ students per year) and large extracurricular responsibilities (husband, dad, author, speaker). As you watch the lessons, answer the reflective application prompts, and connect with colleagues around the world, you'll walk away understanding these disciplines of time management and making unique applications in your own setting. I am frequently amazed at what course alumni go on to do in their classrooms and schools.
Bottom line: This is the one course you need to understand how to help students do work with care.
May your work flourish long-term.