Anyone who has been teaching for any number of years has encountered all types of teacher planners as their colleagues. You’ve got the day-by-day planner who is a day ahead in what they are doing. There are the 15 minutes before the kids walk in I’m trying to figure out my life and planning lessons on the fly planners. There’s the loosely planned for the week, but I don’t really have anything ready planner. I’ve also seen (my husband) the planned until Christmas and it is only October planner. All mixes of the above are also around. Planning Lessons is […]
Which Teacher Planner Is Going to Work Best for You and Your Planning Style?
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, […]
Canva For Educators: Why I Love This Free Tool
When I started on my blog journey this year, I discovered a POWERFUL tool that I’ve added to my arsenal: Canva. Holy crap is this thing a powerhouse of awesome. For my blog stuff, I use it to create my pins, Instagram posts (btw, don’t forget to follow me if you don’t already: @creatingtimeforlife), and more. After learning of its power and ease, I then turned it loose on everything in my classroom as well! The best part: as an educator, you can use all the awesome features for free! Canva for educators is FREE. So this post is going […]
7 Things Teachers Can Do During Summer Break to Ensure a Stress-Free Fall
Let’s be absolutely honest here… teachers work during summer break. Yes, we don’t have to teach children, but all teachers do things for school over summer break. If you didn’t, it would be like a freight train was hitting you that first day back. Now, I’m not saying that you need to log a million hours instead of hitting the pool. There are a few things, however, that will help you start the year without stress (or as little as possible). Reflect on the year before. Figure out any automated or simple running lists/items that you can regularly contribute to. […]