You've always dreamed of being a K - 5th grade teacher, but now that it's a reality...
You might be feeling completely overwhelmed by the thought of setting up and organizing your own classroom, and classroom management horror stories may 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 and when interviewing for positions)
🌸 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.
What if you could start the school year knowing you had:
✏️ Expertly laid out your classroom (even if you haven't landed a job yet or 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 on TikTok.
✏️ 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 classroom tested, almost-done-for-you plans so you can create an amazing classroom community during the first weeks of school.
✏️ 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.
✏️ NEW! Resources just added for kindergarten & first-grade!
Until this year, I have only recommended the Academy for 2nd - 5th grade. I am proud to be able to invite K - 1st grade teachers into the Academy for the first time
What if that dream could become a reality?
R.E.A.DY. for School Academy will give you the confidence and peace of mind you need to finally feel prepared for the school year so you can stop with the teacher nightmares and put an end to waking up at 3:00 am worrying that you're forgetting something important.
So...What's Included in R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy?
STEP 1: R.E.A.D.Y.
Review & Plan Your Physical Classroom Space
In step 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.
Step #1 Highlights:
- 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.
STEP 2: R.E.A.D.Y.
Establish Empowering Expectations, Routines, Rules, & Rewards
In Step #2, we'll 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! 😳
Step #2 Highlights:
- 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).
- How to Implement Natural Consequences and reach especially challenging and difficult students.
What makes the Academy Different?
I don't just teach you what to do to prepare for the year...
I teach you how to do it all.
And, I give you all the resources you need to implement everything you learn.
STEP 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!
Step #3 Highlights:
- 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.
STEP 4: R.E.A.D.Y.
Develop Your First Week of School Plans
In Step #4, 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.
Step #4 Highlights:
- 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)!
STEP 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!
Step #5 Highlights:
- 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). 😂
"This 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 will definitely be telling my teacher friends and aspiring-teacher friends about the R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy and its incredible 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.
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 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 made me feel more than prepared for my first year teaching. I am so thankful!
- Angellica Sol
Hey there, I'm Lori. I 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.
"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!!
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
When you enroll during this special, time-limited period, you'll get:
R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy
(A $400+ 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.
- A Summer of Support inside our exclusive R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy Facebook Group!
Plus These Bonuses to Help You Start the Year with Confidence and Support
You'll get everything you need inside the Academy to set yourself up for success in your new classroom. To give you even more help and support at the start of the school year, I'm including these carefully selected and lovingly prepared additional trainings & resources.
When you enroll in the Academy, you also get access to these three bonuses when you sign up today:
4 Steps to Managing Disrespectful & Difficult Students ($17 value) 4-Part Audio Series & PDF Guide
If you have especially challenging students in your classroom, learn why this is happening and what you can do tomorrow to change it. Complete the entire training in less than 2 hours and have a concrete action plan in place. Stop wondering what to do with these students and take the empowering step of creating a step-by-step plan for the change you need now.
"I am IN LOVE with this program!" - Hannah Rench
10-Hour PD Certificate Upon Completion
Complete a 10-question assessment at the end of this training and get immediate access to a PD Certificate to turn in to your principal for 10 hours of (practical and valuable) PD credit!
"No first year teacher should be without this training! It's truly a timer saver and a teacher LIFE CHANGER!" - Leigh Albarran
Special Bonuses You'll Need & Love
In addition to everything I've shared with you above, you also get:
Special Bonus #1
The Secret to a Clutter-Free Teacher Desk: Your 12-Step Paper Management System
Learn how to organize ALL THE PAPER that's going to come across your teacher desk, from notes from parents, letters from the office, and notices to go home with students, to student data & assessments. I'll show you how to organize student work that’s in-progress and completed and how to prevent piles of random papers from piling up on your desk and around your room. An organized teacher is a happy teacher, and I'll show you how to set up this simple system (that took me years to streamline) inside this special bonus!
This bonus will be released inside Step #3 of the Academy.
Special Bonus #2
The First Days of Kindergarten
(Masterclass & PDF Resource)
You're going to LOVE this freshly added bonus from Carrie of Adventures in Kinder, a 26-year veteran and kindergarten specialist. She'll give you the inside scoop about special considerations for the first few days of kinder to make the start of the year memorable in the best way!
This bonus will be released inside Step #4 of the Academy.
Special Bonus #3
How to Confidently Write Measurable IEP Goals
(Masterclass & PDF Guide)
Inside this masterclass, Exceptional Needs Specialist Dawn Ellis will walk you through how to create measurable, data driven IEP Goals for your students by walking you through her six-step Goal-Writing Formula.
This bonus will be released inside Step #3 of the Academy.
Special Bonus #4
The First Five Steps in Curriculum Mapping
(Masterclass & PDF Guide)
Planning is often a huge challenge for new teachers. That's why I partnered with planning specialist Jennifer Gauthier to bring you this masterclass to help you get started with your planning this school year - even if you need to start from scratch!
This bonus will be released inside Step #3 of the Academy.
When you add it all up, that's a total real-world value of $400+
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...
"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
Plus You'll Be Backed by a Risk-Free 30-Day Guarantee
If you complete the Academy within 30 days, provide proof of your work, and you are not 100% satisfied, I will give you your money back.*
* Terms & conditions apply.
Please see bottom of this page for details.
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?
🌸 Is this course helpful for kindergarten and first grade teachers?
🌸 When I join R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy, will I get access to all the content right away?
Enroll in R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy Now
"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
Still "thinking about it?"
You should give R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy a 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!"
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 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
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"I highly recommend this! Like to the moon and back!"
- Alyssa Flanagin