Back to school is my absolute favorite time of the year. It is a fresh start, a new group of students to love, fresh families to get to know, exciting school supplies to purchase and of course, a new planner.
To say I look forward to this is an understatement . This is a big deal to me. It sets the tone for my year of productivity. I spend a considerable amount of time researching the planner. And not just on line. I go to many stores to feel it, look through it, try it in my bag. These are all important considerations to me as I pick the most perfect planner. Yes, you may think this is outrageous…but #ifyouknowyouknow.
Over the years, my use of planners have changed and developed. When I was in high school, it was strictly for assignments. In college, I used a planner to keep my events organized #student athlete. After college, I needed a planner to keep my social calendar and goals in order. And now, as a teacher, I feel that I need a combination of all of these. I have been struggling to find something that will keep my love of bright yet not flashy colors, weekly and monthly goals attainable, section for to do lists, a weekly calendar, and monthly overview, etc etc etc. Yes – I know my list is extensive…so you can see that the struggle is real.
A few years ago, my mentor and best teacher friend, Meg Henry, bought me a planner as my end of the year gift. She promised would “change my world.” Well – sure enough, it did! It is the Erin Condren planner.
It is organized, colorful, and customizable to have exactly what you need in the order that best fits you! She makes everything from life planners, to teacher lesson planners to wedding planners, and everything in between. She even has recently gotten into the stationary and school/office game – but that’s an entirely different post coming your way in the future.
And the coolest part –you can personalize it with your name or other information on the front for that special touch.
Some of the section in my go to planner – the life planner are : quotes, year reviews, dreams, monthly note sections, monthly views, and stickers! You can choose the layout options which makes for even more personalized.
Oh and did I mention it comes with stickers?!?!
Let me know what you think! Have a favorite planner that just works? We would love to hear about it! Send us the details!