Which Teacher Planner Is Going to Work Best for You and Your Planning Style?

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If I’m going to be honest with you, this is not a review of planners per se. So, if you came here for another one of those posts, this isn’t it. I’m going to tell you my story in hopes that it will help you go through what I went through a little bit more quickly. Everyone has their own unique planning style. If you are a brand new teacher, yay! If you are a seasoned veteran, yay! This post is for both.  I’m going to cover my own personal planning story, things that don’t work or aren’t worth it, […]

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How the Notion App Can Really Increase Your Productivity

As someone who LOVES learning about how to be more productive and how to refine my systems, I take notice of recurring tools. One tool that kept popping up in my feeds on Instagram and Facebook was the Notion app and web-based platform. I looked into it and immediately dismissed it because I already had a system in place that worked for me. Here’s the deal though, if you’ve read my post about checking your systems, you know that you really do need to check your systems often. If you don’t know what I mean by systems, check out this […]

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Which Planner Layout is Best For You to Get Stuff Done?

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One of the things I mention all the time is that you have to make things your own. If something isn’t working for you, change it. Don’t keep using it because you think that everyone else is doing it. Everyone is unique and the planner layout that works for you, might not be the planner layout that works for me. So, let’s dive into the different standard types of planner layouts. Then, I will share my own personal planner layouts and how they have evolved even in these past few months! Standard Planner Layouts If you were to look at […]

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My Absolute Favorite Productivity Tools: What I Grab For Every Day!

When I sat down to write this post, I legit just thought through my day and what I use. In doing so I realized something very interesting about myself… I have a lot of stuff that I don’t really use. No, seriously, I have so much stuff, but when I think about it, I use these few things all day long. When I’m talking about productivity tools, I’m talking about the things I use every day to get stuff done! Yes, there are various things that are specific to certain tasks, but I pretty much stick with these. This led […]

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10 Ways Digital Notebooks Can Improve the Way You Work

When I discovered digital planners and digital notebooks, I was instantly hooked. Seriously, this opened up a whole new world of awesome for me. I sing the praises of going digital all the time. Let’s check out some different ways that digital notebooks can improve the way you work. All of these are experienced by me on a regular basis in my business, teaching, and personal lives. Personal note: I still also use traditional notebooks as well. For all of you holding out because you just love the feel of pen to paper, I hear you. You CAN use both! […]

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How to Use a Planner in a World of Stickers, Bullet Journals, and More

Have you ever walked the aisle at Hobby Lobby or Michael’s and looked at all those colorful planners and thought, “I want to plan everything… it’s all so pretty?” Maybe you’ve even grabbed a brand new planner and a couple of packs of planner stickers and got super excited. You’ve done this before, but this time it’s going to stick. Every planner sticker in that pack is going to be used. I’m going to sit down every day and my life is going to be so freaking organized! Two weeks later you realize that you wrote in it for the […]

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5 of My Favorite Digital Creators You Should Follow

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Even though I limit it for my own well-being and productivity, I love social media! I love learning about new things and seeing the creativity of others. Following digital creators is so much fun. My own personal planning journey has been an up and down one. While I have just started this blog, I am not new to creating and using digital planners and graphics.  In my educational career, I received my Master of Educational Technology degree in 2014. I have always been a lover of technology and all things amazing. That being said, I am not an expert in […]

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Digital or Traditional Planning: Which is Better? – Teacher Edition

This post is for all my fellow teachers out there. If you aren’t a teacher, then head over to my other post that covers some of the same ideas without the teaching specifics. This post is all about grade books, curriculum plans, and the dreaded teacher planner! Now, the honest answer to this question is that whichever works for you is the better option!  However, I know that isn’t why you are reading this.  You want answers.   Do you still keep a paper teacher planner and a paper grade book? This is not even a generational thing because I work […]

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Do You Feel Like You Can’t Get Anything Done? Check Your Systems!

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You check your list of things to do at the end of the day and realize that you crossed off one or two things, but you added another 5 to the list.  You think about something else you need to get done while you’re working on one project. The stress of getting things done is becoming too much.  You plan and plan. However, you still feel like you’ve got a million things lost in the shuffle. Does any of the above sound familiar?  I know that I’ve absolutely been there.  I want to let you in on a little secret […]

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Digital or Traditional Planners and Notebooks: Which is Better?

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The honest answer to this question is that whichever works for you is the better option!  However, I know that isn’t why you are reading this.  You want answers.  You want to know what is going to keep you organized and happy. If you haven’t checked out my post about building productivity systems, you should definitely check it out.  Planning systems, to-do lists, planners, etc. are all useless unless you use them.  If they are too hard for you to use on a regular basis, then there is no point in keeping them.  A system needs to work for you. So […]

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