Morning routine for teachers ☀️ ☕️

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Hi, good morning! I wanted to share my morning routine with my teacher friends on here and I hope it inspires some fellow teachers to be more productive in the morning. As many of you might know, I used to not be a morning person. I had to practice waking up in the morning. I’ve definitely gotten better at waking up early now. I wake up around 8:30 am-9 am.

In the morning, it takes awhile for me to wake up. I don’t always wake up right away. Instead, I got on my phone and I check my emails. I usually check my messages too in order to make sure I’m not missing anything. The most important part of my morning is looking at my google calendar. I check my calendar first thing in the morning and right before I leave the house. My calendar tells me which lessons I’m going to be teaching for the day and how to plan my day ahead. I double check because I also have to mentally prepare myself for the day ahead.

After I’ve woken up, I usually shower and get dressed. I pack my bags for the day and I head out the door. Since I’m reliant on my phone and my car for work, I spend some time checking both to make sure we’re okay for the day ahead. If I have impending messages, I make sure I respond to them before I go to my first lesson. There are times when I have to text my students ahead of time before our lesson time. These messages are priority so I am sure to be prepared for it.

Another important part of my routine is making sure I have my morning coffee and a breakfast. I’m a huge stickler for breakfast because I get low blood sugar if I don’t eat first thing in the morning. I’ve found that Dunkin’ Donuts has free coffee if you download their application. I also use the McDonald’s application and the Starbucks application. A huge part of my business is making sure that I’m accumulating points. If you’re not accumulating points from your food purchases, you’re definitely missing out. For a teacher like me, these applications are crucial to have. I will be posting more about which applications are my favorite to use. 😊

After I have breakfast, I’m ready to go for the day. My working hours are long, but I enjoy my job. If you are interested in learning more about teaching, I’ve written many blog posts on here about my teaching job. I hope this is entertaining and I also hope you’ve enjoyed reading my morning routine for teachers!

How to maximize your time as a piano teacher

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Over the past few years, I have finally learned how to manage my time more effectively. I’ve changed my habits in order to accomplish more tasks during the day. I’m very proud of how far I’ve come in this endeavor and I am so happy to share how I maximize my time as a piano teacher.

One of the first things I’ve done is to use the business suite application in the App Store in order to schedule my posts on social media. I know that I don’t want to wake up at 7 am every day to post my social media posts. I use this app to schedule all of my posts ahead of time. I like that I can schedule them to post while I am working. It feels like I am accomplishing so much more during the day just because I planned my posts ahead of time. For holidays also, I schedule my posts ahead of time. This app is my new favorite and I can’t recommend it enough for people that own their own business. If you want to posts stories also, the app has the function to do so.

Another strategy that I’ve implemented is filming my content for social media ahead of time. Since I am always on the go, I don’t have time to sit in one place at home and film content for my social media every day. Instead, I film all of my content in one day and I post each video throughout the week. It makes it seem like I am working very hard every day without me having to exert the effort each day. I film piano videos of myself playing the piano for social media. These videos have helped me gain new piano students. I’m also planning on putting them on my piano studio website once I find the time to finish the website.

With all of these strategies, I believe that you can achieve more than you want to each day. It has changed my life and I hope that these strategies will help you as you become the best piano teacher that you can!

Morning coffee time for teachers ☕️

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Good morning! If you’re new to my blog, I created pocketful of learning for all teachers to improve and learn from me. I began my teaching journey many years ago and it has been one of the most rewarding journeys I’ve undertaken. Being a piano teacher has changed my life. Initially, I didn’t believe that I would become a piano teacher. As the years progressed, I learned that being a teacher is my life mission. I was born to teach and I hope that this blog helps other teachers just like myself.

In the mornings, I find myself trying to wake up. I have early wake up times. They’re not my favorite AT ALL, but I wake up nonetheless. I began waking up early because of something my sister told me once I became a real estate agent. She told me that everyone wakes up early and that I’m missing out if I wake up late. I then began my journey of becoming an early bird. Now, I wake up at 8:30 am-9 am. If I sleep in until 9:30, I feel so guilty. Who have I become? If you would have told me that I would be waking up so early a year ago, I wouldn’t be able to believe it. It’s true though. If you want to get things done, you have to wake up early. I live by this motto and I can attest that it has changed my life for the better.

Since this is a good morning blog post, I want to continue this series on my blog. Challenge yourself to wake up early in the morning! Change the way you view work. I will be making more blog posts discussing topics that I’ve been wanting to talk about. They will be related to teaching and I can’t wait to share them on here! Stay tuned for more!

An Update on my Life

Hi everyone 👋 I’m back from a short break. I’ve been sick from the flu and I’m actually still recovering from the flu. I haven’t been doing much of anything besides watching movies and resting. I’m trying to get back on the working train and start working again, but I’ve been afraid. I’m afraid to overextend myself and to work too hard when I know my body needs to heal; that is mainly why I’ve been cooped up in my house for a couple of days. I also know how my body reacts to stress and being overworked. I’m not the type of person that can work when I’m sick.

I have been working on my blog though. It’s easier to do because it’s on my phone and it’s one of the only work related things I’ve done in the past couple of days besides going to teach one lesson. It’s been nice to work on my blog and give it the attention it needs. I’ve been obsessed with mommy blogs because I want to be a mommy blogger in the future. Motivational blogs are also my favorite.

I’m probably not going to write too much. I’m going to return back to my resting after writing this. I’ve been watching movies on Netflix. Olympus has fallen has been my absolute favorite movie so far. I also watched the other two movies In the series. I even watched Anger Management with Adam Sandler. I really hope I feel better tomorrow because I have my lsat class tomorrow. And I have a couple of lessons to go to. I’m also meeting my friend to hang out tomorrow. I’ll talk to you guys later!

Add this to the list of things I’m learning about myself… I’m a loner!

In high school, I was interested in making new friends so I talked to everyone. I knew a lot of people and had many friends. Fast forward to college, I didn’t have many friends and I found myself staying home by myself most of the time. I wish I had more friends, but I wasn’t very sociable. And consequently, I was pretty lonely. Now, however, I never found the need to be sociable because I’m so busy all the time. I’m starting to think that I need to be sociable again. I need to start making friends because life is not as fun without them. With the new start of 2020, I’m going to try to make some new friends. And I hope that this year will be a little less lonely.