To the Overwhelmed Teacher or Parent Who Knows That There Has to be a BETTER Way:
"GIVE ME 6 WEEKS & YOU'LL WALK AWAY
WITH LESSONS & ACTIVITIES THAT ARE ACTUALLY ENGAGING & SAVE TIME!"
True engagement doesn't just happen... It's DESIGNED!
...one lesson at a time!
There are Millions of Resources out there, yet you still Don't Know Where To Start when it comes to Planning & Creating Activities.
You constantly Print Out TPT Activities only to find out they Don't Align to The Standards & Aren't Even Engaging.
You spend HOURS Searching online to find lessons that fit your needs and you think "There Must Be a Better Way".
- You Spend More Time Planning than actually teaching
- You Can't Find Lessons & Activities that Align with what you need to teach
- You hate spending all this money on activities that You Never have the Time to Teach
- You absolutely Dread Doing lesson Plans
- You Don't Even Know Where to Start when it comes to lesson planning
- Your Children Just Don't Connect to the Content when you teach
I get it.
You're a Teacher or Homeschooling Parent who is dreaming of a way to create lesson activities in little to no time that are engaging and standard-based.
You've taken the leap, started searching online and even bought a TON of resources on Teachers Pay Teachers.
But you're not seeing the engagement you had hoped for, and now, your lessons don’t even align with what you need to teach.
I mean, let's be real for a minute...
Writing Lesson Plans Suck.
Especially if you don't know how to write a lesson, right?!
And if you’re like most of the Teachers and Parents I work with, you got into education because you want to help children or even just your child...
...not spend all day writing lesson plans!
Well, the reality is this:
Whether you currently teach full time (or want to teach full time!), teach online, teach homeschool, or even a full-time working parent who wants to help their child...
SIMPLE ENGAGING LESSONS DO NOT WRITE THEMSELVES!
Teaching should not be this overwhelming, there must be a better way!
When I reflect back on the young me almost ten years ago, I literally slept at my school.
I used to look up to veteran teachers who left work right after the kids.
I could never understand how they were able to leave work while I was always stuck at school.
There I was...
The overworked teacher!
I finally got fed up and asked another teacher, "How are you able to leave early with everything done. I mean between whole group lessons, small group lessons, materials, & making sure the classroom is ready for the next day, I'm lucky if I leave here by 8pm."
Then that's when I heard what would change my life drastically.
"Baby I make sure the classroom is ready and I do all my planning over the weekend and my grading at nights."
You have to be kidding me?!?!
As a millennial, I believed that my weekends were dedicated to my social life. You will NOT find me doing lesson plans all weekend.
I knew that I had to create a system that would remove this OVERWHELMING feeling that so many of us were feeling.
After becoming a mom, I prioritized leaving work on time so that I could be there for my child. I found a way to have that work life balance that so many of us dream about.
THE #1 MISTAKE teachers & Homeschooling moms keep making:
When children aren’t understanding a concept, they overcompensate.
They stuff their children with more worksheets, more assignments, and more homework. And if you're
doing this, you risk leaving a child completely confused and overwhelmed.
And you already know that an overwhelmed mind does NOT understand.
All this extra "work" you have provided, simply just wastes even more time.
Or worse! Mistake #2...
Creating these LONG lesson plans as if a longer lesson makes you a better educator.
That’s like trying to fill a leaky bucket with more water!
YOU'RE GONNA WASTE A LOT OF WATER AND NEVER
SOLVE THE PROBLEM!
Writing these thesis type lesson plans don’t work! Other struggling educators recognize that their lesson plans (or lack thereof) is not the cause of their children's low mastery of skills.
But the reality is, it's what is in the lesson plan that matters!
Can a lesson have all the key components and not be ten pages?!?!
Lessons that Encourage Optimal Engagement for Children.
A Lesson Planning System that SAVES HOURS OF PLANNING
CLARITY on What to Teach and How to Teach it
And Being the go to EXPERT on engagement and rigor!
The Simple Step-by-Step, Plug & Play Lesson Plan System for creating engaging activities in minutes...
or Your Money Back!
“I was able to earn higher scores on my evaluations and my student's reading scores and levels increased over 50%!”
"For the first time in 20 years, I received a low score on my teacher evaluation. I was ashamed, hurt and disappointed. I then started working with Mrs. McNair. She was innovative, caring and very knowledgeable of the curriculum. She took out the time to model how to teach. After being trained, I earned higher scores on my evaluations and my students reading scores and levels increased over 50%. I know that Aja McNair is a great teacher, encourager, and does all these things with fidelity and a positive attitude."
And then there's the K-5 Special Education Teacher Who took her differentiation to the next level...
"I have designated times to teach new skills, review old skills, and allow opportunities for my students to master skills. This was the game changer for me.”
“Before, I had a schedule that I used from the internet. However, I was constantly searching for more time. I always felt like it just wasn’t enough time.
Now, I save time and feel confident with my new schedule and my bank of ready-made hands-on activities,
Learning how to motivate my special needs children was yet another game changer for me. I was able to implement engaging activities as well as rewards. This kept my students going when we were facing exhaustions. The good thing is most of the activities and rewards Aja showed me don’t cost anything!”
K-5 Special Needs Teacher
Working Pre-Kindergarten Mom
“We created a weekly schedule for at home learning!"
"What I liked most was was the weekly schedule, this helps me a lot because I have an idea of what we will work on and it will keep me consistently on schedule... This includes story time; I definitely noticed a change in my daughter right away after implementing the interactive read alouds. We incorporated many hands-on activities; she loves the letter scavenger hunt!”
"Before, I was struggling with juggling working from home and consistent learning time for my 4-year-old."
"Now, my daughter is so excited and eager to have learning time. With 3 days of explicit teaching, she is now able to interact and comprehend during story time. This also helps her with structured independent time.”
Each section of the Teaching By Design System is laid out in order to walk you through the three phases of creating engaging standard-based lessons: Structure! Reverse Engineer! Auto-Pilot!
You will follow short videos and LIVE trainings designed to take the thinking and heavy lifting out of writing your best lesson plans yet! Plus, you’ll get detailed, plug-&-play templates and fill-in-the-blank scripts to make creating your lessons SIMPLE and FUN!
SEE what's waiting for you inside once you become a member…
Detailed LIVE trainings & Fill-in-the-Blank templates for your Teaching Makeover!
UNLOCKING THE KEY TO MAXIMIZING TIME:
Discover the Secret to Maximizing Instructional Time so that You Can Become the Facilitator
Every great recipe is made up of a list of ingredients... take a cake for example! Forget even one ingredient (like the sugar) and the cake is ruined! That’s how the sales page for your digital product works!
Inside Teaching By Design, you won’t just get a list of the 10 key ingredients required to cook up a high-engaging lesson/activity. You’ll get step-by-step training walking you through exactly how to NAIL creating engaging lessons without having to take 10 hours on one lesson!
Imagine how much easier and fun it will be to find & assemble lessons when you can simply follow the fill-in-the-blank templates and formulas for creating standard aligned lessons in 10 minutes!
The 10 “Ingredients” of High-Engaging Lessons:
Below is a Sneak-Peak at ALL 10 Required Sections That You’ll Create inside Teaching By Design:
- Identifying the Standard
- ---------- --------------------
- Activating Background Knowledge The Right Way
- Aligning Objectives to the Learning Target
- Extension Beyond the Learning Target
You’re not just getting the “recipe,” I’m giving you everything
you need to Find, Evaluate, & Create Your lessons TOO!
ACTIVATING RIGOR IN LEARNING ACTIVITIES
Learn How to Increase Rigor so that Engagement Occurs Automatically
Get inside my brain! When you’ve been writing lesson plans for 10 years for numerous grade levels, how much will it help to get inside my brain and see exactly how I approach writing engaging lessons and why it’s so different than most?! In this section...
I’ll Reveal the Invisible Elements Beneath the Surface That Create Irresistible Learning Environments for Children!
- MY UNIQUE APPROACH TO BREAKING DOWN STANDARDS!
Including: How I identify learning targets in less than 5 minutes, How to determine prerequisite skills, and How to create a vocabulary bank!
- HOW INCLUDING ALL INTENTIONAL ASPECTS
of a lesson will get any child to actually engage, connect to new concepts, and demonstrate mastery!
- THE REAL TRUTH ABOUT
"STRATEGIC PLANNING" and how to quickly and effectively create a compelling lesson for any child.
- THE ART OF COMPELLING DIFFERENTIATION
to remediate and extend... even if you’re like the old me and thinking, “I don’t want to do all that work!”
CREATING RIGOROUS LESSONS
Discover How to Develop Engaging Lessons Without Hours of Planning
"It’s Not Just Enough to Just Find an Already Made Lesson Online... it’s Gotta Be Evaluated and Adjusted for Alignment and Engagement too, Right?!"
Think about it! What's your first impression of someone who has amazing lessons, high engagement, and able to leave work with the bell.
Prepared? Leader? Detailed?
Is that how you want people to think about you? Of course!
So how do you create engaging, standard-based lessons without breaking your neck with hours of planning?!
Inside Teaching by Design, I walk you through...
- Simple-to-follow engagement boosters anyone can learn to “spruce up” a lesson.
- How and where to find adequate lesson activities!
- Plus! Get access to our pre-made templates for plug-&-play lesson plans you can use instantly!
ADDING EFFECTIVE DIFFERENTIATION
The Quickest Way to Add Differentiation to Any Activity
The last thing you need is the “World’s Greatest Lesson Plan” sitting on your desktop collecting dust. Until it gets taught and seen by children, it won’t ever do anything to help you create systematic engagement!
That’s Why I’ve Included an Entire Step-by-Step Lesson Plan PROCESS For Editing And Creating Lessons Without the Ample Amount of Hours of Planning!
If you can follow directions, you can effectively create backward designed lessons for children to see!
REVEALING THE STRATEGIC PLANNING CYCLE
The Single Most Important Factor to Making Learning Run on Autopilot so You Can Take Back Your Time
BURNOUT is one of the number one causes that leads to people giving up on education. Whether you're in the classroom or at home teaching, nobody wants to be on a hamster wheel. In Teaching by Design, you will learn how to make teaching run on "autopilot" as you learn effective shortcuts to keep lessons fresh while doing LESS!
Take Your Personal Time Back by Making Teaching SIMPLE!
You’re not just getting your personal time back, I’m giving you everything
you need to effectively plan Your lessons!
DEVELOPING ONGOING ENGAGEMENT
The Sneaky Way to Keep Children Motivated to Learn
GET SYSTEMATIC! When you’ve been writing engaging lesson plans for years, you start to develop effective shortcuts. One of the joys of my position as a Kindergarten - Fifth grade curriculum specialist has always been showing others how simple it is to amp up rigor and engagement.
I’ll Show You How YOU CAN DO THIS Too!
Your life before mastering Lesson Planning:
You frequently feel frustrated
You have too many resources to keep track of
You feel like there's never enough time in the day
You feel too overwhelmed to organize your ideas
Your kids aren't accomplishing their goals
Your life after mastering Lesson Planning:
You’ve got a better work/life balance
You know exactly what to teach each day
You finally experience the freedom that comes with being prepared
Your kids are hitting their goals
“This is Great Aja!
...But What IF I Don’t Have the TIME in my schedule to do these elaborate LESSONS?!”
This is about the time where you might be saying, “Yeah Aja, but I don’t even have time. My blocks of time are only 20-30 minutes. Shouldn’t I just stick to what I'm doing?" NO.
Why Trying to Plan Lessons First BEFORE Creating a Schedule is BACKWARDS!
If I were to hand you the "perfect" lesson (there is no such thing as a perfect lesson), nine times out of ten, you wouldn't have the time to actually teach the lesson. Most teachers and parents teaching at home waste so much time and money trying to create the “perfect” lesson first. THEN... they teach the lesson and never get to all the activities. Sound familiar?
...but how do you even know how to squeeze in activities in the little time that you have?!
(that’s the beauty of Teaching by Design?)
When you create an effective schedule first, you block off how to maximize the instructional time that you can teach a skill.
...and then you create an engaging lesson that matches that time frame!
This is why in Teaching by Design, I start with maximizing your instructional time first. I show you how to make the most of your current schedule before you even start lesson planning.
"Wait, Aja! are you saying this training doesn't just help create better lessons...
...it helps create more effective daily schedules, too?!"
Yes. That's EXACTLY what I'm saying. 😎
Did you know...
Not Enrolling in Teaching By Design will cost you...
Not knowing how to create effective lessons is costing you HOURS each and every week.
Claim your life back!
Don't be like the average person spending $15,000 simply on activities because you know know otherwise.
Save your coins sis!
Not knowing how to create high performing lessons is at the expense of children who simply aren't growing academically.
Shape the Future girl!
I was doing research and was absolutely STUNNED when I found out how much money teachers actually spend on finding activities on Teachers Pay Teachers. The number absolutely amazed me! On average, teachers spend a minimum of $500 per year on Teachers Pay Teachers. That's $15,000 over the course of your career. All this money WASTED simply because everyone is in a rat race trying to find ways to actively engage children in the shortest way possible. And here’s the best part, you don’t have to pay $15,000 to get these results!
When You Enroll in Teaching By Design, You’re Getting The Culmination of 10+ Years of Lesson Development Experience With Different Grade Levels in Multiple Subject Areas Generating a minimum of 65% student growth rate!
So, not only does Teaching by Design help save you money, but it also helps children grow and develop as they will be more likely to engage in the content with SIMPLE high-engaging lessons filled with rigor.
And we haven't even talked about the best part of Teaching by Design....
Not only does it help you save money, but it also helps you save TIME.
According to a researched-based report on Educationworld.com...
"Teachers spend 7 hours per week searching for instructional resources (both free and paid-for) and another 5 hours per week creating their own instructional materials."
And look, the mistake most people make when it comes to designing lesson plans is they think if they just find an already made lesson plan from the internet their lesson is guaranteed to magically teach for them. But let me ask you…
If you don’t know what to do or look for when it comes to creating and writing your own lessons- how will you know if what someone created online is actually going to work?
Sure, you can test it out. But after you spend the $15,000 for lessons, wouldn’t it be safer and smarter to simply learn how to do it yourself- at a fraction of the cost?
So that leads me to how much the investment is to get your hands on this system…
For the past six years now, I have worded with teachers and parents by as an administrator and in my own educational consulting business. If you wanted to hire an educational consultant at my excallabor with specialist degrees, reading endorsements, and experience both in and outside the classroom, you are looking at a minimum of $5,000 for them to help you with lesson planning.
And you’re about to learn what I’ve taught them about high-engaging lessons... without the big price tag or wasted time!
Teaching By Design is a $997 investment. At that price, it’s a no-brainer. Why? Because if you implemented just a FEW of my tweaks and changes, you can easily transform your teaching experience!
Plus, you can rest easy knowing I’ve taken out ALL the risk from investing (and we all know peace of mind is priceless)!
That Lets You Sleep Easily At Night!
The fact that you’re reading this section means you already know giving your lesson plans a makeover will help improve engagement, but perhaps you still have a bit of doubt. Hesitation. Risk. I get it. Like…
"This sounds too good to be true! How am I supposed to know this is really what I need?”
Well… that’s simple. Try it.
Test-Drive The Program for 30 Days
When you enroll, you’ll have 30 days to go through EVERYTHING inside the program, and if for whatever reason… and I mean ANY reason… if you don’t feel like this was the best investment you’ve made into turning your activities into high-engaging, standard aligned lessons, simply email Aja at [email protected] and we’ll gladly refund your investment of the program* … no questions asked!
*Due to the nature of the product, the price of the Digital Learning Game Bundle will not be refunded
And Because “Gift-Giving” is My LOVE Language, I’ve Got More For YA:
When You Enroll You’ll Get
4 ADDITIONAL GIFTS
(Valued at $618)
Designed to Speed Up & Simplify Your
Lesson Planning Process!
Plug & Play Fill-in-the-Blank Lesson Plan Sections
Imagine just how much easier it will be to “write ” your high-engaging lesson plans when you simply need to fill in the blanks! With this powerful resource, I’ve taken the hard work and heavy lifting out of developing reading and math questions!
- WRITE LESSON PLANS LIKE A PRO without feeling like you’re even writing!
- NAIL EVERY ESSENTIAL SECTION OF YOUR LESSON PLAN with flawless precision.
- GO TO BED KNOWING YOU DIDN'T MISS A SINGLE ELEMENT that would prevent children from engaging in the content!
What if I wrote and designed the ACTIVITIES of your Lessons for you, and all you had to do is include the activities in your lesson plans? That’s exactly what we’ve done with this $97 gift... yours free!
I have spent weeks collecting the best activities and have put them together in beautiful, pre-made and ready-to-play templates so that you can them with your children immediately!
- Pre-Designed Activities
Easy to use and for ALL ages!
- Save HOURS & Skip all the frustration of searching...
I’ve done it all for you!
- Save HUNDREDS by not having to go find activities on TPT!
Use my pre-made templates & create your own engaging activity in minutes!
EDITABLE Differentiated Tasks!
I don’t need to remind you that having a plethora of differentiated leveled tasks will only help give you more free time, right? That’s why I’ve included differentiated tasks that you don't have to change weekly.
Get ALL of my Highest-Engaging Unit Activities!
INCLUDING MY DIFFERENTIATED CHOICE BOARD!
Plus! These Templates are EDITABLE Allowing You To Customize Them.
Growing Differentiated Digital Learning Game Bundle
Get Your Hands on ALL MY INFAMOUS DIGITAL LEARNING GAMES!
ONE TIME OFFER! Most Teachers and Parents know me for my FUN Digital Games. All my digital learning games are designed for whole group instruction both in the classroom and online in distance learning. The great thing about my learning games is that children can also play them solo, so they are also perfect for parents at home.
NOW, YOU CAN HAVE ALL OF THEM! Listen, this is literally costing me future money, but I want to make sure that you have every possible activity for your lessons ... THERE'S MORE... This is an ever growing bundle of Learning Games. Meaning, that I'm not only giving you access to all my already created digital games, but you will also have access to ALL my Future Learning Games!
Here are just some of the digital learning games that you will have instant access to:
- 40 FRY SIGHT WORD GAMES! (all 1000 words)
- PRE-3RD GRADE DOLCH SIGHT WORD GAMES
- ADDITION, SUBTRACTION, MULIPLICATION, & DIVISION MATH GAMES
- LETTER RECOGNITION GAMES
- NUMBER RECOGNITION GAMES
- SHAPE RECOGNITION GAMES
- BACK TO SCHOOL ICEBREAKERS
- END OF YEAR GAMES
- HOLIDAY GAMES
- AND MORE!
6 WEEK FACEBOOK GROUP
COMMUNITY IS EVERYTHING!
During the program, you will have access to a community filled with like minded women who want teaching to be as simple and effective as possible. Not only will get support from me during these 6 weeks, but you will also have support from your peers.
OK, LET'S RECAP!
When you join Teaching By Design, you'll receive instant access to everything you need to ASSEMBLE the best darn Lesson You've Ever Made! Including...
- Six Weeks of Group Coaching Trainings on Zoom where we will go step-by-step of how to systematically create & edit existing lesson plans, add rigor and differentiation, and so much more! You will have the opportunity to do weekly Q&A!
- Weekly Q&A on our LIVE zoom calls where you can get all your questions answered.
- Templates, Exercises & Examples for each part of the Systematic Lesson Planning Process including Lesson plan rubrics, Lesson Plan Templates, Call n' Responses & MORE!
- 30+ Customizable Activities for any type of lesson or content!
- Plug and Play Comprehension and Assessing questions created for any reading or math lesson.
- Examples of Engaging Tasks such as choice boards and projects.
- 60+ Digital Learning Games guaranteed to get children engaged in basic recall facts.
- Active Facebook Community of peers to assist and support you between sessions.
And much, much more!
This makes everything you get well over $1,000 in value! ($1,221 to be exact!) And you can get it all for just $197 today!ENROLL NOW
*** UPGRADE NOW ***
1-1 STEP-BY-STEP COACHING!
Finally! You can have a Curriculum Specialist hold your hand through this Entire Process!
What about the group coaching trainings? Well... You get those too! ... I get it, sometimes you need that extra support. Someone who can walk you through the process step by step. A CHEERLEADER! Someone who can listen to your needs and provide actual solutions to your problems. When you add the 1-1 coaching...
- A SCHEDULE EVALUATION CALL where we will analyze your daily schedule and find effective ways to maximize your time!
- My eyes on your lesson with LESSON PLAN FEEDBACK!
- RUBRIC CREATION CALL where I will work step-by-step with you to design a standard-based rubric that you can use time and time again!
- 1 hour CONSULTATION CALL centered around your personalized needs. Get advice from an experienced elementary curriculum specialist.
why work with me? Success leaves clues...
Homeschool Preschool Mom
“reading predictable text and modeling reading behavior!"
"My favorite result is STORYTIME - we do it every night and she sits for it. Before working with Aja, we specifically struggled with Storytime/reading aloud to our daughter. She is very active and did not want to sit for long periods of time. Storytime has turned into multiple books per night as well as her reading predictable text and modeling reading behavior.”
“Before working with Aja, we struggled with assessing her and knowing what things she should be learning. We were struggling with how to bridge the gap between virtual pre-school and the parent's part of the education process. We also struggled with how to use all of the educational tools we had (apps, flash cards, etc.)."
Now, Our daughter will bring her learning materials to us at times because she wants to do work. Her language skills have improved tremendously. She can express herself better.”
You have two choices!
It’s right about this point during a lesson where you assess what you've been teaching. Sure, you hope the "ticket out the door" is effective and each child chooses the correct answer.
Maybe this is what you’ve done in the past? You don’t want to come off as pushy or too hard. So, you back off from the lesson and miss the mark of wrapping up the concept. Thus, missing the nailing the mark.
And as a result, children completely forget what you just spent hours teaching them.
So, hopefully, you choose smarter than a child would.
Well, what are our two choices you might ask...
Lessons About One Thing:
Think about it! Every great change or transformation you’ve experienced ALWAYS began with a DECISION. Have you ever considered that one of the biggest reasons a child is struggling with learning a new skill is because they are sitting there waiting on you to take this transformation.
Don't MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!?!?!
You'll regret not enrolling.
It's time for you to CHOOSE.
But CHOOSE Quickly!
For this launch of Teaching By Design, I'm offering LIVE group coaching with Q&A. So , this is the ONLY time you will have access to me LIVE to help walk you through the process.
FYI if Teaching by Design is launched again it will not be this same low price nor will it include LIVE trainings.
Which means there has never been a better time than Right Now to get started!
But if you put this off, what will change? Don’t wait! You can get started today!
Join Now & Create The Most Simple Engaging Lessons You've Ever Made!
✰ Our LIVE Zoom calls start on Thursday November 4 @6 pm EST. (All calls will be recorded so you don't have to worry about missing anything)
✰We will meet LIVE every Thursday until December 16 (excluding Thanksgiving)
✰ You will receive INSTANT access to our portal using your login information that will be sent to you via email.
✰ Log into the portal for a warm welcome onboarding you into the program.ENROLL NOW
In CASE There's Anything I Missed, Here are SoME Commonly Asked Questions!
Is this for Teachers or Parents?
If I'm a New Teacher or New Homeschool Mom, should I enroll in this program?
I don’t have many available resources, will this group coaching still benefit me?
I’m not the best lesson plan writer, will this program help me write more engaging lessons?
How much time will it take to complete this program?
What can I expect when I enroll in Teaching By Design?
If I don’t like the program, can I get a refund?
How long do I have to access this course?
Before you go...
If there's one thing I want you to remember, it's this:
Trust your gut!
If you've read this far, I have a feeling this program could be exactly what you need. So don't second guess yourself.
If you're worried you're not ready yet, or aren't 100% convinced Teaching by Design is the perfect fit - reach out to [email protected].
I'll be totally honest about whether I think this program will help you with your next phase of your teaching journey.
You've got nothing to lose and everything to gain.
So what are you waiting for?ENROLL NOW