R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy
Set up and organize your classroom, create a classroom management plan that works, establish planning and data collection systems with confidence, and plan your first week of school and Meet the Teacher Night like a pro (with 80+ resources) ... even if you need to social distance inside your classroom or transition to teaching online.
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Before I Tell You All About This Resource-Packed Program, Let's Talk About Who This is Really For...
You've always dreamed of being a 1st to 5th grade teacher, but you're completely overwhelmed by the thought of setting up and organizing your own classroom, and classroom management horror stories keep you up at night. You want a streamlined, step-by-step, teacher-tested way of preparing for the school year that will remove the stress and save you money because all the practical, first-class resources and tools you need are provided and organized in one place.
🌸 A student teacher and you want to be ahead of the game (and enjoy an unfair advantage during your student teaching placement)
🌸 About to set up your very first classroom and you know that the fastest and least-stressful way to succeed is by learning from someone who can show you the way, step-by-step
🌸 A teacher who has been teaching for one or two years and you need a better, easier, and more efficient way of organizing and running your classroom
You're in the right place. I'm going to tell you exactly how R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy will give you the resources, inspiration, and unparalleled support on your journey to setting up and running the classroom you've dreamed of.
By the end of this program,
you will have:
✏️ Expertly laid out your classroom (even if you can't even get in the room) so you don't have to spend another minute wondering and stressing about how to get started and what to do to prepare.
✏️ Implemented planning and student data organizational systems so you can feel completely ready and confident when it comes to report card time.
✏️ Established a clear and actionable classroom management plan so that your classroom doesn't become one of those nightmare horror stories you keep hearing about in Facebook groups.
✏️ Prepared meaningful bulletin boards in a custom theme so your vision for your dream classroom becomes a reality right before your eyes (yes, seriously)! I give you EVERYTHING you need.
✏️ Crafted your first day and week of school plans with my classroom tested, almost-done-for-you plans so you can create an amazing classroom community during the first weeks of school. This module alone is worth the entire cost of the program.
✏️ Prepared for Meet the Teacher Night like a pro so you can make an amazing first impression with parents and set yourself up for success for the entire year.
✏️ Created a smart, clear plan for involving parents that works so that parents are on your side and working with you (not against you) all year long.
✏️ Laid the foundation for an incredible school year so you can feel confident and excited, knowing that you've laid the groundwork to be truly ready to teach.
✏️ Prepared for the possible transition to teaching online (though of course we all hope this doesn't happen again). But if it does, you will be prepared and ready.
But above all else, R.E.A.DY. for School Academy will give you the confidence you need to finally feel prepared for the school year so you can enjoy both job security and peace of mind.
"Thank you, Lori, for putting this amazing program together!"
The R.E.A.D.Y for School Academy is such an awesome program for first- or second-year teachers!
I am a second-year teacher, and all of the resources and advice provided throughout this program has really made me feel more calm and settled before the school year has even started.
I love Lori's stories about her experiences, and she makes you feel so at ease about all of the responsibilities and preparation teachers have on their plate.
Thank you, Lori, for putting this amazing program together! I will definitely be telling my teacher friends and aspiring-teacher friends about it and its value.
- Megan B Morse-Quevedo
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The hot mess express...
I am SO GLAD that I decided to invest in the R.E.A.D.Y for School Academy. As a first year teacher, it can be super overwhelming and challenging to know what and how to get ready for your first year of teaching.
I really didn't have a clue where to start, until I started this academy! Dr. Lori Friesen so clearly lays out all of the things you need to complete and think about.
She walks you through how to do EVERYTHING, and even tells you what to do before moving on to the next steps so you do not get overwhelmed.
I am not joking when I say I had no idea where to begin preparing on my own, but now I feel that I am at a very good starting place for starting the school year.
I am organized and have clear plans for how I will begin my year!
I cannot thank Dr. Lori Friesen enough for putting on this academy and helping me feel like a successful first year teacher, instead of the hot mess express I was sure I would be! THANK YOU!!!
- Abbie Elliott
"I definitely recommend R.E.A.D.Y for School Academy for new teachers!"
This is an amazing program that is SO beneficial for new teachers to join.
You will learn a lot and obtain tons of resources that you can implement and apply in your future classroom! I'm so glad that I was able to join the program. I've learned great classroom management that I am so excited to implement in my classroom.
This program also made me feel more than prepared for my first year teaching. I am so thankful!
- Angellica Sol
"The R.E.A.D.Y for School Academy is simply amazing!"
When I attended Mrs. Friesen's masterclass I was introduced to the basic topics that a first-year teacher should start thinking about, but I became overwhelmed with all the things I needed to think about, do, and/or didn't know how to do them.
Working myself through the R.E.A.D.Y for School Academy, I was given step-by-step instructions for all (not just the basic) aspects of setting up a classroom each year!! Mrs. Friesen guided me through easy ways to set up a fun, loving, and efficient learning environment for my students AND for myself!! She also opened my eyes to topics that I would have never considered thinking about before, until at least, my 5th year of teaching (why wait??)!!!
Having all of this knowledge and these resources as a first-year teacher is amazing and has given me confidence in starting my teaching career!
Thank you Mrs. Friesen and R.E.A.D.Y for School Academy!!
- Brianna Shaw
"Dr. Lori is truly an amazing educator for students of all ages."
This program did such a great job in helping me feel extremely prepared for my first classroom.
I feel confident that I now have the tools and resources I need to be successful for the upcoming year.
Dr. Lori is truly an amazing educator for students of all ages. I would highly recommend this program to any and all new teachers.
It is SO worth it!
- Emily Ost
This program is absolutely incredible... Dare I say LIFE CHANGING for my classroom.
I will be going into my second year of teaching and this program has taken all the stress out for me.
Also, this program is worth so much more than what Lori is offering it for. She is truly so kind and helpful.
I highly recommend this program! You will not regret it.
- Ashley Browning
"I feel totally prepared to teach this year"
I found the READY for School Academy incredibly helpful when preparing for my first year of teaching.
I truly had no idea where to start, but Dr. Lori outlined it all in a way that made me feel a lot less stressed. I feel totally prepared to teach this year!
- Sydney Brouse
What's Included in R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy?
Module 1: R.E.A.D.Y.
Review & Plan Your Physical Classroom Space
In module one, you will learn how to expertly prepare your physical classroom space - even if you can't get into your classroom, and even if you don't know what grade you'll be teaching! I will walk you through classroom flow and furniture placement, classroom-tested, efficient organizational systems, and beautiful, functional bulletin boards so you can say good-bye to overwhelm and customize your space.
- Discover how to map out 12 spaces to optimize learning, efficiency, safety, and organization in your classroom.
- Learn 10 wall spaces that every classroom needs to keep your classroom running like clockwork.
- Download two COMPLETE classroom themes with 35 products in each (see details below) so you can fully customize your space and finally get completely organized.
- Access 34 pages of editable forms and templates in each theme so you can create any additional resources or decor you desire.
- COVID Considerations Tip Sheet: How to Adapt Your Classroom Set-Up with COVID in Mind so you can set up your classroom with confidence, even in the midst of a global pandemic.
Module 2: R.E.A.D.Y.
Establish Empowering Expectations, Routines, Rules, & Rewards
In the second module, we will set up a fantastic, classroom-tested classroom management plan that works. You will get crystal clear on the rules, routines, and expectations you will have in your classroom, as well as what kinds of class jobs you will want to implement in your classroom to ensure it runs efficiently and effectively - and so that your classroom doesn't become one of those nightmare experiences you hear about! 😳
- Learn how to create & teach positive and loving class rules (printable class rules posters included) so you can create a safe and positive classroom community.
- Get detailed examples of 27 classroom-tested and refined classroom routines (including customizable, printable slide decks in each theme) so you can stop feeling overwhelmed and start feeling empowered with your customized classroom management plan.
- Determine your class jobs (bulletin board template included) and learn how to create your self-running classroom.
- Learn how to sprinkle love, sunshine, and magic into your classroom to REALLY motivate your kiddos (Oh this is going to be so much fun!) 💛
- Learn how to get your students' attention instantly (and what to do when they misbehave).
- COVID Considerations Tip Sheet: How to Adapt Your Classroom Management (In Person and Online) with COVID in Mind.
Module 3: R.E.A.D.Y.
Assess Your Planning &
Student Data Needs
Paperwork and planning can be overwhelming for new teachers, so in this module, we will set up your teacher planner and get organized with year planning, unit planning, and lesson planning. I will teach you the secrets to getting and staying organized with student data (and provide you with invaluable resources) so you can stay ahead of the game throughout the year, have a life outside the classroom, and impress both parents and your principal!
- Create your Teacher Planning Binder (oodles of customizable templates included) so you can get prepared and ahead of the game this school year.
- Get Dr. Lori's Assessment Starter Kit so you set things up right from the start, be prepared well before report cards, and don't become buried in data mid-year.
- Create your Student Data Binder (oodles of customizable templates are included) and get clear about what, how, and why you will collect student data so you aren't spending every weekend grading.
- COVID Considerations Tip Sheet: How to Adapt Lesson Planning in Line with Covid Restrictions - hopefully we won't need this, but it's here for you if you do!
Module 4: R.E.A.D.Y.
Develop Your First Week of School Plans
In module four, we will create your first day and your first week of school plans so that you can set yourself up for success, implement your classroom management plan systematically and easily, and so you can look forward to your first day of school with a stomach full of happy butterflies, knowing that you are truly ready and fully prepared.
- Learn EXACTLY what to send home on the first day of school in your First Day of School Welcome Packet (and get allll the editable templates you need)!
- Get My Almost-Done-For-You First Week of School Plans to modify and craft to create your own (editable templates included).
- Discover how to systematically and effectively implement your classroom management plan in the first weeks of school so you can create the golden grail of the self-running classroom and truly enjoy creating a positive, fun, and enjoyable classroom community.
- Get 14 Fantastic First Week of School Activities & recommended books to use with them (and you guessed it - activity templates are included for you)!
- COVID Considerations Tip Sheet:
How to Establish Classroom Community & Expectations Even When Social Distancing or when Teaching Online (fingers crossed that we don't need this, but it's there for you if you do)!
Module 5: R.E.A.D.Y.
You've got this! Start the Year Right with Positive Parent Relationships
In this final step, I will set you up for success for your first Meet the Teacher Night and show you some fantastic ways to manage parent volunteers throughout the year.
I'm still friends with many of the parents whose children I taught 20 years ago... (yes, I'm THAT *experienced*), and I can't wait to share all of the little secrets I've learned along the way!
- Learn 5 things to do to prepare for Meet the Teacher Night so you're organized all year long (editable templates included).
- Get Meet the Teacher Night resources & parent volunteer sign-up sheets to empower your kiddos to help you prepare and set up your room for this special event.
- Get a 28-page, editable PowerPoint slide deck to outline EXACTLY what you need to cover on Meet the Teacher Night.
- Discover how to set up a Parent Volunteer Station to manage "Pop-In Parent Volunteers" throughout the year with class and simplicity (and prevent them from just sitting around all day). 😂
- COVID Considerations Tip Sheet: Adaptations for Meet the Teacher Night in Line with Covid Restrictions (In-Person or Online).
When you enroll during this special, time-limited period, you'll get:
R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy
(A $379 value)
- 5 Implementation Modules showing you literally everything you need to prepare for the school year with confidence.
- A complete, step-by-step plan showing you how to set up, decorate, and organize your classroom (and ALL the resources to do so)!
- A customizable classroom management plan with dozens of customizable examples of routines and procedures to make sure you never experience those first-year-teacher horror stories in your classroom.
- Nearly-done-for-you first week of school plans and Meet the Teacher Night resources so you can stop worrying and wondering if you're doing everything right and know you're fully prepared.
- 80+ Resources to fully customize your new classroom, organize your planning and student data, and set your mind at ease.
- 10-Hour PD Certificate upon completion of this program.
You will be given one module each week so that you have plenty of time to dive into the lessons and complete each action step before moving on to the next.
I do this to protect your time, attention, and focus while sparing you from the intense overwhelm that stops most new teachers in their tracks.
Plus These Bonuses to Help You Start the Year with Confidence and Support
In addition to everything I've shared with you above, you also get access to these three bonuses when you sign up today:
Back to School Bundle ($8 value)
Get everything you need in this bundle to be ready for the first day of school! These templates are editable & available in black/white and color. Just print & play!
"No first year teacher should be without this training! It's truly a timer saver and a teacher LIFE CHANGER!" - Leigh Albarran
Transition to Teaching Online Course ($27 value)
Get my COMPLETE Transition to Teaching Online course in case you need to start the school year virtually.
Learn how to create a safe, caring community when teaching online, build ultimate engagement, & provide social & emotional support for your students.
"In these uncertain times, I am extremely grateful to have had this preparation to put me at ease as I prepare for the fall." - Lauren Krueger
Private FB Group ($47 value)
Get access to our Academy Private Facebook Group for 5 Weeks. Enjoy weekly Q & A Coaching sessions with Lori as well as a community of support (& fun, weekly contests) as you implement each step of the Academy. (Please note: After 5 weeks, we will transition into our Beginning Teacher Talk FB Group so you can get ongoing and forever support).
"So helpful! The facebook group has helped me bounce ideas off of other professionals. I have a lot of ideas that I tend to get stuck in. It's helpful to have a place where I can discuss ideas and get help reigning my ideas in to keep it simple without overwhelming myself or my students." - Allison Stout
When you add it all up, that's a total real-world value of $379.
But because I'm so excited to welcome you into R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy, I'm giving you the opportunity to enroll TODAY at the special price of just...
Plus You'll Be Backed by a Risk-Free 14-Day Guarantee
Let me say this upfront.
The R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy is the only implementation program of its kind that was designed specifically to set elementary teachers up for success in their first 3 years of teaching.
This program gives new teachers a proven, step-by-step roadmap, a community of support, practical preparation in classroom management, and it helps you lay the foundation for a successful year.
When you register for the course, you will get immediate access to Module #1. Modules #2, #3, #4, and #5 will be released one each week for four consecutive weeks, including associated course downloads. You have lifetime access to the course, including all updates that are made to the course material.
You will also get access to our Private Beginning Teacher Talk Facebook Group.
Complete Modules #1 and #2, join the Facebook group, and ask for help.
If you are not satisfied for any reason within 14 days of purchase, simply email Dr. Lori at [email protected] and attach your completed Action Guides for the first two modules, and we will gladly provide you with a full refund.
Burning Q's your fellow Academy Members asked before grabbing their access
🌸 I'm feeling overwhelmed and don't know where to start. Can you help me?
🌸 Will you be able to help me with classroom management?
🌸 I'm really nervous about developing relationships with parents. Do you cover this inside the Academy?
🌸 I don't have a job yet and I don't know what grade I'll be teaching. Should I wait to enroll in the Academy?
🌸 Will I get a PD certificate for completing this program?
🌸 What if I change my mind and I want a refund?
🌸 These resources look amazing, but how do I print them all?
🌸 Is the course geared strictly towards homeroom elementary teachers or is it easily adaptable for specialists like music or SPED?
🌸 When I join R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy, will I get access to all the content right away?
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Still "thinking about it?"
You should give R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy a 14-day risk-free shot if you're motivated by any of the following:
You want to stop stressing
about the school year... like...
Whether it’s searching Pinterest and Instagram or a dozen other places online, you’re fully aware that you truly don’t have the experience, expertise or money to put everything you’re finding all together into creating the streamlined, organized classroom you truly want and have dreamed of.
More importantly, you’d prefer not to spend the rest of your summer feeling as lost as a kid at his first junior high dance trying to figure out what you’re supposed to be doing to prepare for the school year while nursing a growing anxiety that you’re probably missing something important.
That’s why you’re more motivated than ever to invest the next couple of months in setting up and preparing for the school year in a way that will reduce stress and overwhelm the rest of the year.
You’re so freaking ready
to “do what it takes.”
By now, you know that having a university degree does not prepare you for setting up your first classroom.
Although you have a lot of scattered pieces to help you prepare for the school year, nobody gave you a clear road map to show you how to put everything you learned together into one simple, streamlined path to success.
You have the pedagogy, but nobody showed you the smart, practical steps experienced teachers take to prepare for the school year, so you can spend your precious time doing the work that really matters.
No more wasted time, my friend.
No more theory and hypothetical scenarios.
I'll walk you through the real steps you need to take so you can create a functional, streamlined, magical space for your students and experience a fabulous, well-organized first week of school.
You finally want to master your
In your student teaching (and maybe in your first couple of years of teaching), you didn't think that classroom management was going to be this hard.
You heard the stories, but you were convinced that you'd figure it out eventually.
But instead, it seems like nothing you've tried has worked and you're wondering why nobody taught you how to create a classroom management plan that actually works in a real classroom during an entire four years of university.
You're ready to invest the time in creating a clear, functional, and simple classroom management plan that not only works, but that makes sense and that empowers your students....
And above all, you want to know how to implement that classroom management plan in the first weeks of school.
If any of this is true for you, then R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy is a perfect, no-risk opportunity for you.
"The Academy has changed my life!"
The Academy has changed my life! Everything I was trying (and largely failing) to do or make on my own has been done and explained for me in this program. I am going into my third year of teaching and for the first time, I feel confident to approach a new school year, knowing I have the tools and resources to do it well. This was the missing piece I've been looking for. If you are a new teacher wondering if you should invest in this course, my answer is yes! I do not feel overwhelmed as I have these past two years.
I now have a much better understanding of how to organize and set up the classroom with a good flow and know what is most important to include. My classroom management plan is now clear and simple. I have all the tools I need to effectively plan and record student data. I know how to start the year strong from the first day and keep it going strong no matter what kind of dynamics my students bring to the class. Beginning the year with positive parent relationships is now easier than ever with all the resources and tips from Dr. Friesen.
The videos are streamlined and easy to understand. I don't feel any of my time spent in this program has been wasted. Dr. Friesen is clear and concise. The resources are effective and so cute! The Facebook group has been a great place to discuss questions and help reign in my 2,001 ideas! Dr. Friesen helps to cut through the overwhelm by focusing on what's truly important and necessary to make a great classroom.
I wish this program and these resources were available to me when I first graduated. My first 2 years could have been so different! I truly believe this program should be required after (or during!) University. It's all the missing pieces that University cannot fill in with pedagogy. If you're not sure whether to jump on this boat or not, let me push you over the edge...
You will not regret it! There's success on the other side of this program! Welcome aboard. :)
- Allison Stout
I personally cannot wait to guide you over the next five weeks...
This course is literally two decades of education experience distilled into my love letter to you.
It's everything I wish someone would have shared with me when I first walked into my new classroom, my stomach a crazy mess of butterflies and anticipation, mixed with fear that I had absolutely no idea what I was doing.
After nearly a decade in the classroom and teaching hundreds of new teachers my secrets, I've personally experienced the deep joy and satisfaction that comes with creating a magical classroom community in the first weeks of school over and over again.
So if you're a student teacher, a new teacher, or if you've taught one or two years but still feel like there must be a better way, you owe it to yourself to at least take risk-free plunge to see what a streamlined, well-organized classroom looks and feels like.
To experience firsthand the relief, peace of mind, and empowerment that it provides - and to take a real, tangible step towards creating the classroom of your dreams.
I invite you to come on this journey with me inside the R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy.
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"I highly recommend this! Like to the moon and back!"