Anyway, I love to be organized. I frequently get harassed by coworkers and friends for color-coding, organizing, alphabetizing, etc., so I actually felt like I had died and gone to heaven when I came across the Erin Condren store. I actually found it last summer while I was looking for a new planner for the school year and ended up getting one of their Life Planners (which I HIGHLY recommend by the way - I'll talk more about them in July when their new versions come out).
If you're around here often, you'll know I'm a school social worker, not a teacher. Nonetheless, I know that several of you ARE teachers, so I figured I'd let you know about this awesome lesson planner! It's super colorful and includes just about every single possible thing you'd ever need in a lesson planner. Among the awesomeness included: inspirational quotes, pages for substitutes and sub plans, important dates, attendance logs, grade book, weekly lesson planning grid, etc. etc. etc! You can even choose from over 20 different covers and add photos to personalize it! And did I mentioned it's colorful?
I will say that it is a tad pricey compared to cheap books your school may give or that you pick up at Staples, but from owning one of their planners this year, I can honestly say I never regretted my decision to get one even once. I mean, how many minutes a day do you spend staring at your lesson planning book? Probably at least 30! Is it worth less than 20 cents per day to have a planning book that you enjoy looking at and actually makes you want to plan? I thought so!
Also, no, I don't get paid for recommending their products. I genuinely think they're just that awesome!! Here's a little more information from their website:
AND! Enter the code: WELOVETEACHERS this month at check-out to receive 25% off all their teacher products. Happy Teacher Appreciation!!
Note: All photos in this article are from the Erin Condren website. I didn't take or create any of them!