I’m all about planning. I fall asleep planning, can’t go anywhere without my planner and some unglued if my planner gets lost. So naturally, I needed a really, really good teacher planner. I needed one that had each day as a column, different sized boxes that fit the needs of my different sized time blocks, I didn’t want to have to hand write in things that happened daily or weekly, and I needed space for notes/to-do lists.
Where did I find that kind of planner? I didn’t. I made it. And it was absolutely perfect for me. It was so nice to be able to customize this to fit my schedule and I could change it whenever I needed, since I had the file. I also printed this for the other teachers on my team, which helped in planning. I ran mine of on card stock (so I could erase a few times without ruining the paper) and put it in a 1/2 inch 3-ring binder, along with any other really important papers, like my seating chart, school schedule, etc.
Another teacher on my team printed it on regular paper and had it spiral bound. This didn’t work as well when we needed to change out schedule part way through the year. But whatever floats your boat…
I have shared this file (Mircosoft Excel) with a few other teachers who were able to change it to fit their schedules. It will take some time to tweak it to fit your personal needs, but having a perfectly-tailored, visual planner makes all the difference all year long!
To download this file, click here: Best Ever Teacher Planner. If for some reason, this file doesn’t download right, email me at squareheadteachers at gmail dot com and I’ll send you the file again. Happy planning!