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10 Ways to Know if the Academy is Right for You

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How do you want to feel when you begin the upcoming school year? 

Excited? Joyful? Confident? Prepared? Relaxed?

I created the R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy so that teachers like you can experience those emotions - rather than feeling overwhelmed, stressed out, and totally burnt out. 

If you have been curious about joining the Academy, today’s episode is for you. It will help you get clear on whether or not the Academy is an investment that you want to make, and if it’s something that is going to benefit you wherever you are at in your teaching journey right now.

In case you aren’t familiar with the R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy, it is a five step, proven process. In this process, I take you from feeling overwhelmed and unclear on where to start when it comes to preparing for the school year to knowing without a doubt that you are truly ready for the year.

This program is for elementary teachers - not for middle school or high school teachers. It’s a perfect fit for you if you…

  • Are a student teacher in your last year and you’re starting to think about setting up your first classroom
  • Have just graduated and you’re preparing for your first year
  • Have taught for one, two, or even five years, and you’re looking for a more streamlined and effective way to run your classroom

Inside the Academy, you’ll learn valuable strategies for how to think through and set up your classroom, how to create a customized classroom management plan that actually works, and how to prepare your first week of school plans. 

I also teach you how to set yourself up for success throughout the year with parents. You’ll be able to walk into Meet the Teacher Night feeling confident, knowing that you will make a fabulous impression on parents.

The exact process that I teach you in the Academy is the one that I followed in my own classroom. After experiencing all the challenges of being a new teacher, I created my own self- running classroom year after year, no matter what grade I taught. It’s a no-fluff, streamlined process that will take you from overwhelmed to completely prepared and confident in the fastest, most efficient way possible - because I know you’re busy!

Take it from one of my students, Ashley O’Dell, who says:

Out of all the things I bought for my classroom, the R.E.A.D.Y for School Academy has paid off the most. I can't believe how much it has helped me prepare for my first year of teaching. I went from nervous and overwhelmed to feeling like I'm gonna rock this year. All the questions I had, or didn't even realize I had, were answered using concrete examples that made it so easy to visualize and adjust to my own needs.

I’m not the most creative person, so this really helped me much more than classroom management books and articles I've read. Lori, thank you from the bottom of my heart, you've been so involved in the whole process, and you're always there for any questions I have. It really does feel like I'll be able to come to you for years with any problems I can't solve, and you'll do your best to help me figure them out. This is the real deal. I know I'm going to look back and know this was the best decision I made all year. 

Going through the Academy will guide you to be the most effective teacher you can be, even if you aren’t a first year teacher, like Anna, who says: 

The R.E.A.D.Y  for School Academy was an amazing resource in getting ready for my second year of teaching. Preparing for a school year is a lot of work. It’s easy to get lost and overwhelmed if you don't know what you're doing. The Academy is like a roadmap that tells you everything you need to know. I am feeling so much more prepared, confident and organized than I did last year. 

Teachers, you are good enough. You are smart enough. You are enough. You just need a little help bridging that gap between everything you learned in college, and actually applying what you learned in your classroom. Once you learn how to do that, oh my gosh, you're going to feel so empowered. 

If you’re ready to join over 900 teachers just like you, head here to learn more and sign up! 

The doors to the Academy close on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 9pm EST, so be sure to check it out right away.

Inside this week's show, you'll learn:

  • 10 specific ways to know if the Academy is a good fit for you, and the incredible bonuses that are included when you join.
  • How the Academy will take the guesswork out of teaching for you.
  • Some of the key topics you will learn about in the Academy, like classroom management, strategically setting up your classroom, and organizing student data.
  • Exactly how the Academy has helped some of my current students become more confident and prepared teachers.
  • How the collaborative community of teachers in the Academy will help you feel supported and seen.
  • What to do if you feel like you can’t afford the R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy.

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I hope this information is helpful as you prepare for your first, second, or third year of teaching. Until next time, remember, just because you're a beginning elementary teacher, there's no need for you to struggle like one.

πŸ’› Lori

Dr. Lori Friesen | Beginning Teacher Mentor

Creator of the R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy, Dr. Lori Friesen has mentored thousands of beginning teachers across the country through her workshops and courses. Host of the popular podcast, Beginning Teacher Talk, and creator of the innovative literacy program for 1st and 2nd grade, Dogs Help Kids Read and Succeed, Dr. Lori is dedicated to serving educators and inspiring learners. Learn more at and at

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