Hi. I’m Matt; or – as my pupils loved to call me - Mr B. Two years ago I was torn from the classroom to become a full-time Daddy and carer for my beloved wife, following a devastating diagnosis of cancer. So when it comes to the value of a work-life balance: I get it. Our world was turned upside down last year, when she tragically left our lives – even now it’s hard to accept. But now, I really get it.
Throughout my career, I was one of the rare lucky ones: a teacher with a healthy work-life balance. But - for many – the struggle isn’t just real; it's become normalised. Your deteriorating work-life balance hasn’t gone unnoticed; and yet it remains unchanged – until now. You can’t change what you can’t measure. Now - for the very first time – our fit2teach platform gives you the tools to measure your work-life balance. And change is on the way.
I promised my wife I’d chase the dream of launching fit2teach. Now – with the help of Austin and Martyn – it’s here; and I’m getting my mojo back. Together we’re helping teachers become more conscious of their work-life balance and wellbeing; and – with more content added all the time – we’re only just getting started. Sign-up for free to say enough is enough; to join a community of teachers just like you. Because talk is cheap; and – in case you’ve never been told – the most important person in your classroom is YOU.
On behalf of myself, Martyn, Austin and the team – welcome aboard.
Ratings and Reviews
Life changing app
Honestly, this app has saved my mental health. It got to the point earlier this year when I seriously considered giving up teaching. I was crying every evening and suffered from anxiety and panic attacks. Something had to give and I made the decision it wouldn’t be my mental health. Then I found out about f2T. It’s such a fun and easy-to-use tool that makes you focus on the one thing that us teachers tend to neglect - our wellbeing. I have really thought about how I can manage the work-life balance and I set myself challenges and goals to allieviate the stress and high workload. The support from the fit2teach team is first class; Matt, Austin and Martyn are amazing and are always there to offer advice or a pep talk. The wide network of users has helped me to realise that the goal of balance is achievable. We are all one big family and support each other through tough times alongside celebrating success. Thank you f2t! 👌✅
Addictive in a good way!
Having used this app for quite a while now it really makes me evaluate what is important to me as a teacher and is so easy to use! I have totally changed how I plan and ensure I very rarely bring work home to mark. Each time I plan-I now think about how many written outcomes I have and am far more productive at the end of the day. More than anything, if you get a red or amber score it will make you strive to get the holy grail that is green. This really will help you as there are teachers worldwide there to offer support and advice. At times if you have had a bad day- the comments and positivity helps so much. Thank you for making my ‘me’ time and family time longer!
Putting yourself first
I’ve been using the desktop version since April. I can honestly say it has made a positive difference to my work life balance. Less than minute a day to update and keeps your own well-being in the forefront of your mind. I feel I am a better teacher for it because I start Monday refreshed and reinvigorated. It’s not a miracle worker it needs you to engage with it and reflect on your workload and how to make it better for yourself, but it is instrumental in keeping it a high priority and seeing where you need to make improvements. Highly recommend. (Also highly recommend the Facebook staff room group that enhances the app).
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.