First Impressions Friday: Erin Condren Teacher Planner

After months of collecting dust, I finally cracked in to my 2016-2017 Erin Condren Teacher Planner.  I was hesitant on dropping $60+ for a planner not made specifically for art teachers, but craved a change from my usual Plum Paper.  I must say it is BEAUTIFUL!

After tearing out about 20 pages, completely irrelevant to art education, I started to organize. The horizontal format is going to take some getting used to (bonus points for rainbow order days!), Fitting in multiple class times, grade levels, lessons and materials and to-dos is proving to be tricky.

In an effort to better organize my six plus classes a day, I use the Pilot FriXion Erasable Markers to color code by grade level (with planning periods and lunch breaks in Pilot FriXion Erasable Highlighters).  This makes it easy to glance at, in between classes, as I frantically chuck materials on tables!

 I will keep you updated on my thoughts as the year progresses.  For now, if you're interested in a planner I suggest starting with the less expensive Plum Paper version and graduate to Erin Condren once you have found a system that works for you!