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108. Why Your Habit Building is Failing

108. Why Your Habit Building is Failing

January 20, 2022

How many times have you told yourself at the start of a new year that you are going to work out more, leave school on time, drink more or any other goal/habit that you have wanted to build? And how many times have you found yourself failing at building those habits? Have you ever wondered why? 

This week’s episode is the next installment of our mini-series on habit building for the month of January! In the first episode, we share the habits we are trying to build… don’t worry, you will get an update on how it’s going in next week’s episode! In the second episode, we shared tiny changes that give you BIG results and reviewed the book Atomic Habits. In today’s episode, we are getting down and dirty with why your habit building is failing.

In this episode we share: 

  • 3 Misconceptions around building habits.
  • Instead of asking “How long does habit building take” you should be asking “How many times does it take to build a new habit.”
  • Your habits are failing because you do not have the systems in place to help you.
  • If you don’t change these current systems and routines, then your habit will fail.
  • You have to start small and build easier habits in order to later build more difficult habits. 

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107. Tiny Changes That Give You BIG Results!

107. Tiny Changes That Give You BIG Results!

January 13, 2022

We have an exciting episode for you all today! We recently read the book Atomic Habits by James Clear and our minds were blown! This book has been on our radar for some time and what better time to sit down and share our thoughts than at the start of a new year.

Starting a New Year will prompt many of us to think about resolutions, but we pushed your thinking with our first episode by having you instead focus on building habits. Since then, we have always understood the importance of building effective habits. So when we learned about James Clear’s book Atomic Habits, we knew this would align directly with what we believe. 

In this episode we are going to share things that resonated with us, our biggest takeaways, and how we are planning to implement tips and strategies moving forward. So grab a drink, go for a walk or put your airpods in while cleaning because this is going to be an episode to remember. 

In this episode you will:

  • Learn the four laws to building habits: Make it obvious, make it attractive, make it easy, make it satisfying. 
  • Building habits is about identifying the person you want to become. 
  • Improvements are only temporary until they become who you are. 
  • Habit formation is the process by which a behavior becomes progressively more automatic through repetition. The more you repeat the more your brain makes this into a habit. 
  • “Goals are about the results you want to achieve. Systems are about the processes that lead to those results.”
  • SO MUCH MORE!

GRAB THE BOOK!

Atomic Habits by James Clear 

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106. Habits We Are Building This Year

106. Habits We Are Building This Year

January 6, 2022

Happy New Year! It's 2022 and we love starting the new year off with reflecting and thinking of new habits to start off the year. We wanted to do something a little different to help give you more inspiration on how to get started or even which goals you feel as though you should be starting. 

Listen in as Bridget and Michelle share a personal and professional habit to build this year. You'll hear why this habit is important and how they are planning on meeting this habit.  Stay tuned because later this month for the reflection on how this habit building is going!

 

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105. Celebrating Two Years of TOP TEACHING!

105. Celebrating Two Years of TOP TEACHING!

December 30, 2021

We are celebrating 2 AMAZING years today on the podcast! We cannot believe the community of teachers we have built these past two years and we are beyond grateful for each and every one of you. Join us as we celebrate these past two years. 

In this episode we share:

  • Our favorite episode from this past year.
  • New things that came out of Teaching on the Double
  • What challenges we have had this past year
  • Ways that we have grown individually and as a team
  • Goals for the upcoming year! 

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104. Behind the Scenes: Our Christmas Traditions

104. Behind the Scenes: Our Christmas Traditions

December 23, 2021

This time of the year is about spending time with family and friends, and to take some time and give back to yourself and focus on creating new memories. In this episode we are excited to share some of our family traditions with all of you. So grab your favorite hot drink and sit back as we dive into our Christmas Traditions.

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103. Bridget and Michelle‘s Secret Santa Gift Exchange

103. Bridget and Michelle‘s Secret Santa Gift Exchange

December 16, 2021

We’ve got an extra special episode for you all today! In this episode, Bridget and Michelle are together recording for the first time since March 2020. To celebrate this special time of year and also being back together, Bridget and Michelle are exchanging gifts! Listen in as they share their gifts and the special moment together. Happy Holidays!!

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102. Our Teacher Amazon FAVORITES

102. Our Teacher Amazon FAVORITES

December 9, 2021

This time of the year is crazy hectic for everyone. Between concerts, assemblies, special classroom events and all things personal, it can cause you to feel overwhelmed and unprepared. This year we want to help make things a little simpler for you. 

We’ve collected some of our FAVORITE teacher items off of Amazon. Need an idea for a colleague, team, kid’s teacher? We got you covered! We each share 5 items that have been game-changers for us as teachers. These come in no specific order or price range. 

  1. Clicker (DinoFire… around $15): https://amzn.to/3ndWTGq
  2. Spring loaded scissors (Fiskars… around $23): https://amzn.to/3wJk92r
  3. XL Expo eraser (EXPO… around $16): https://amzn.to/3Hnlf8Y
  4. Backpack (Mosiso… around $25): https://amzn.to/3ovYQ0z
  5. Artellius Dry Erase Markers (around $16 for 40 pack): https://amzn.to/30lVaWG
  6. DYMO embossing Label Maker ($10): https://amzn.to/335TpOF
  7. Wristbands Variety Pack (450 for about $14): https://amzn.to/3y6hpNb
  8. Long Reach Stapler ($22) 50 sheet capacity: https://amzn.to/3yb6v8P
  9. Frixon Erasable Pens and Markers ($18 for a variety pack of 10): https://amzn.to/3rNDkaJ / https://amzn.to/3m7XOHR
  10. BTSKY A4 Plus Clear Plastic Stackable Storage Box ($12 each): https://amzn.to/3IsVhBz

CHECK OUT OUR NEW DIGITAL FITNESS PLANNER

Don’t forget to check out our new addition to our TOP Digital Planning line. The Digital Fitness Planner comes in both tablet and landscape, AND we have accompanying stickers to help you with your planning needs. 

Digital Fitness Google Slides Planner: https://bit.ly/GoogleFitnessPlanner

Digital Fitness Tablet Planner:https://bit.ly/FitnessTabletPlanner

Digital Fitness Stickers: https://bit.ly/FitnessPlannerStickers

 

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101. Time Saving Classroom Activities for Winter

101. Time Saving Classroom Activities for Winter

December 2, 2021

This time of the year flies by in the blink of an eye! But really, this time of the year always feels so hectic, and students are beyond excited with all the festivities. So how can we be efficient without wearing ourselves to the ground? How can we tap into the energy of our students without having to plan exhaustive lessons? 

In today’s episode we are doing something we have never done before! We are sharing 6 Time Saving Activities that will require minimal materials, and little to no thought or preparation on your part. So start enjoying the holidays and lessen your stress by integrating these easy time saving activities in your classroom this winter!

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to incorporate a snowball fight for any subject
  • How dot art can give you some quiet time and lovely art to hang in your classroom
  • How to make independent work calm and warm with a fire in your classroom
  • How spinoff Boggle can engage and challenge your kids
  • How this classroom management tool can help keep your sanity
  • How this quiet game can save your sanity

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100. OUR 100TH EPISODE!

100. OUR 100TH EPISODE!

November 25, 2021

This is a very special episode for us! This episode marks our 100th episode, and we wanted to share this moment with all of you!

First, thank you for your love and support  these last 100 episodes. We are so very grateful for this community and this podcast would not be anything if it was not for all of you! Your shares, reviews, and weekly downloads is proof that we are not alone on this wild journey. 

We hope that you all enjoy this chatty episode as we share funny stories, the good and challenges during this past year and a half. 

 

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099. How to MAXIMIZE Your Digital Planning Experience

099. How to MAXIMIZE Your Digital Planning Experience

November 18, 2021

When we first started jumping into digital planning and maximizing our productivity through the use of technology, it was not easy. In fact, we had to build new habits, learn the technology, and there were moments when we wanted to quit and go back to what we always had done. The thing is, it is easy to quit something that we find challenging. It is easy to stick to what we have always done, but be honest with yourself, will it make you better? The short answer is no. 

Let’s start with some tough love. Transitioning to a digital planner takes work. You cannot purchase a planner and think it will make all your problems go away. You have to make the effort in developing a new habit so that you are getting the most out of your planning.  So go into digital planning knowing that you will find it challenging. 

In this episode you will learn:

  • Develop a routine to using the planner consistently
  • Create a planning routine for the month that will help to set you for success in reaching various goals.
  • Define your planning style and own it! No need to plan like everyone else.
  • Utilize templates to help your productivity and make the planning process easier
  • Pictures can help guide you and minimize paper clutter in the classroom.

We are also very excited to announce that our January 2022 - December 2022 Digital planners will be available on Friday, November 26th. We will be offering these planners with a 20% discount until December 12th. You can find that and another fabulous surprise in our store on Black Friday!

Be sure to visit www.teachingonthedouble.com/store

 

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