“Wow, I’m so tired already. And it’s only Monday.”
“Yeah, me too.”
Every day, I’m sure all of you, just like me, are inundated with things to do and waves of new developments happening throughout the various aspects of our lives and the world. The lists are unbelievably long and the world so tumultuous, you truly aren’t sure how you’re going to hold it all together to make everything happen. Next week has been exhausting, am I right?
Well, I’m about to give you one more thing to do, but stay with me, because this is ultimately something to help you relax guilt-free.
Time and Money
TCEA members are always asking us how we can give them two things:
- Time (because you’re swamped)
- Money (because you work in education)
Well, this is how.
Take a Break…
Once a week, starting in September, you are going to block time off on your calendar on Wednesdays from 11:45 am to 12:30 pm to:
- Step away from the stress of your day.
- Take a mental break.
- Close your door.
- Sit down.
- Open your lunch box.
- Login to www.tcea.org with your TCEA member username and password. (Email Chance if you’ve forgotten how.)
- Take a few deep breaths.
- And enjoy TCEA’s latest Lunch and Learn webinar while you learn something new and chow down on your food.
This is how TCEA gives you more time.
As your go-to professional association for all things education and educational technology, we are carving the time out for you (just 45 minutes) in your week and creating a space for you to learn something new. As an educator, you know how powerful that is. And you get to do it while relaxing and taking a step away from the rest of the world to join other passionate ed tech professionals, just like you, working to expand their knowledge base.
Free CPE! Free CPE! Free CPE!
“Ok, Chance,” you say, not quite convinced, “you can give me time, but how are you saving me money?”
“Well, my dear member,” I say, “they’re free.”
Yes, you read that conversation correctly! Not only is TCEA your educational retreat on Wednesdays from 11:45 am to 12:30 pm, it’s free, and every Lunch and Learn webinar qualifies for CPE credit (which you can then use when it comes time to re-up your certification).
So, if you’re like me and you love to eat, and if you’re like me even more and you love to learn, then join TCEA on Wednesdays from 11:45 am to 12:30 pm to watch our Lunch and Learn webinars, which allow TCEA members to connect and share in real-time with each other on a broad array of ed tech tools and resources and research-backed instructional strategy topics that offer more than 80+ hours of free CPE credit each year.
Searching the Archive
Can’t attend the webinar live? Don’t worry. TCEA sends you a recorded link within 48 hours of the webinar so you can watch at your leisure. Simply pre-register for the webinar of your choice and receive a link to the webinar recording sent to the email address we have for you on file.
Additionally, if you have a lot of free time (haha) you can find an archive of TCEA webinars in the “Files” section of the TCEA Members group within the TCEA Community.
Look, we all know the mental health benefits of scheduling time to slow down and remove ourselves from the stress of our lives and classrooms and colleagues and kids. So take a moment every Wednesday to sit, enjoy your lunch, and learn something new. Let TCEA be your retreat, and step away.
Be at peace, friend.