Why You Should Love Your Planner and How to Choose The One That Suits You...
If you’re a teacher, you know how important it is to stay organised and on top of your busy schedule. You have to plan lessons, mark assignments, communicate with parents, and manage your classroom. That’s why having a planner is essential for your productivity and sanity.
But not just any planner will do. You need a planner that you love and that suits your needs and preferences. A planner that motivates you to use it daily and helps you achieve your goals. A planner that reflects your personality and style.
That’s where The Sassy Planner can help! I design and print in house, personalised teacher planners.
“Writing in a diary is like whispering to one’s self and listening at the same time.” - Mina Murray
Personalised teacher planners are planners that you can customise to your liking. You can choose from a variety of covers, designs, layouts, and features to create a planner that’s perfect for you.
Here are some of the benefits of using personalised teacher planners:
They make planning fun and enjoyable. When you have a planner that you love, you’re more likely to use it regularly and consistently. You’ll look forward to opening it every day and seeing the beautiful cover and the colourful pages that compliment your entries..
They help you stay focused and organized. When you have a planner that suits your needs, you can plan more effectively and efficiently. You can choose a layout that works best for your teaching style, whether it’s weekly, monthly, or daily. You will also get features that help you track your work, such as checklists, timetables & notes pages for meetings
They express your individuality and creativity. When you have a planner that reflects your personality, you can make it more personal and meaningful. You can choose a cover that matches your mood or theme for the year or season. You can also add stickers, washi tape, or doodles to make it more fun and unique.
But how do you choose a personalised teacher planner? There are so many options out there: custom lesson planners , academic planners , teacher diaries , lesson planners , customisable planners … How do you know which one is right for you?
Here are some tips to help you find your ideal personalised teacher planner:
Think about what kind of planner user you are. Are you a minimalist who likes simple and clean designs? Or are you a maximalist who likes colourful and detailed designs? Are you a visual learner who prefers graphs and charts? Or are you an auditory learner who prefers words and lists?
Think about what kind of features you need in your planner. Do you need space for notes , to-do lists , or reminders ? Do you need extras like stickers, bookmarks?
Think about what kind of format you prefer in your planner. Do you like spiral-bound so you can open your planner flat and fold it over 360 degrees so its suitable for left handed? Do you like oversized A5 so there's more room to write? Or the larger size you can choose when is A4... Sassy Planner incorporates lined, grid & dotted sections...
Once you have an idea of what size and layout of your personalised teacher planner you want, you can start choosing your options .
The Sassy Planner has a choice of:
The weekly classic academic planner: (August or September Start Dates Available) which is a full week across 2 pages in a vertical (list) format with a Monday start and extra boxes top and bottom for important notes for the week - you get to decide what's in these boxes - its your planner
Lesson Planner Layout: The days of the week across the top and boxes for each lesson, of which these are written by you down the left hand side. Also includes yearly and monthly overviews between the weeks pages spread throughout.
Daily Lesson Planner: These are undated with a space for the lesson planning on a full page per day and a space for homework next to it. They are for 39 weeks and do not include weekends. They have the yearly calendar which is dated.
There are also many benefits of using pen and paper to plan. Here are some reasons why...
It boosts your memory. Writing things down by hand helps you remember them better than typing them on a screen. This is because writing engages more parts of your brain than typing does .
It reduces distractions. Writing things down on paper helps you focus on the task at hand without being tempted by notifications, emails, or social media.
It sparks creativity. Writing things down on paper helps you unleash your creativity without being limited by templates, formats, or fonts .
It relieves stress . Writing things down on paper helps you release negative emotions, clear your mind, and relax .
So, if you’re looking for a way to improve your productivity and happiness as a teacher, consider getting a personalised teacher planner. It will help you stay organised, focused, and inspired throughout the school year . Use pen and paper to plan - it will make a difference!