Today, I thought I would share a few of the ways that I use my Erin Condren Teacher Planner to help me when I substitute on a day-to-day basis in different districts and schools each day.
I love the clutches made especially for the Erin Condren products. They are super helpful to just throw them in a bag & go. That way nothing will dog-ear pages or spill on your important plans! And now that I am hopefully adding Greensburg-Salem School District to my substituting calendar in the very near future, it is going to be so important to stay organized when as a sub, one is expected to execute another instructor’s plans.
How I am currently using the Erin Condren Teacher Planner:
- Month View: day-to-day assignments, whether they are full day or half day, which days of work I will be choosing to put on each paycheck. Highlight if I have input this day into Aesop.
- Day Plans: My daily takeaways and reflections go in this spot. I also detail any great student helpers in each classroom, any tips for next time I am in that teacher’s classroom, and details about anyone I had to leave a negative note about.
- Page Protectors: I use these so frequently! But only the most important documents get placed inside these. When you customize your teacher planner, you can choose fewer or more of these. I love having 6. I have had an EC Teacher Planner for the past 3 years & have found I really use them!
- Social Events: I place these throughout so that I can put in non-work days for these days I cannot fulfill any substituting jobs.
- Bullet Journal: I used to use a separate notebook for bullet journaling, but it has gotten too tedious to switch back and forth. I use the pages following the monthly plan view for longer to do lists.
Some of my favorite go-to products that I use daily with my planner are:
- Heidi Swapp at JoAnn Fabrics
- American Craft at JoAnn’s
- Mrs. Grossman brand stickers
- Sharpie Brush Tip Markers
- Staedtler Fine Tip Pens