Wow, the 6 weeks holiday went so quickly and now it's 'back to school' time. Great I hear the parents cry and wahhhh I hear the teachers wail! As a teacher, I need to plan my working work quite meticulously. Read on for my back to school planning / planner and teacher planner setup for the new academic year in my Travelers Notebook (as part of the Planner Girls Collective).
For my teacher planner I am using a travelers notebook that I bought from Ebay very cheaply (and it's real leather). I love the versatility of using a tn as I can add notebooks and replace them when full. I use three inserts; A Diary (week on two pages), a monthly planner from Travelers Times and a blank notebook for notes and meeting information. I have added some drama teacher decoration to the cover and used the Teacher Planner kit from Jo at Little Rainbow Moon - Etsy Store
The kit is amazing and has teacher related event stickers, inspirational quotes, term stickers and a whole array of other teacher related goodies.
To store my stickers and timetable, I have made a pocket at the back of the insert, which I made by covering the insert with scrapbook paper and folding over the back piece. I can also keep important student notes in here too.
Travelers Notebook Diary Inserts:
The standard diary insert I use is from Queen Mabel and Doris on Etsy (you can get 15% off if you use the code QMDFRIEND15). I love how it has boxes to write in on the right and I have used these to add my homework set / to collect and detentions lists for the week. I also have a mini code of M and R in the check boxes to say whether I have a Meeting or Rehearsal after school (I'm a drama teacher).
I use the weekly insert to write my classes and what they are working on and sometimes add a red or green smiley face sticker to say whether it was a good or bad lesson. I can then use the notes section at the bottom to follow up on any issues as they arise.
Since using this system I would never go back to a standard teachers planner. This is much more teacher friendly and also works out cheaper too (although I do buy the inserts myself rather than going through the school budget).
Make sure that you have a read of the other girls fantastic blog posts as part of the
'Planner Girls Collective', click the bottom of each post to go to the next persons blog post xx