I love this planner! It has everything you need, whether you know it or not. I have spent upwards of $60, $70, $80 on Teacher Planners- and I still struggle to stay organized. I know that you get out of the planners what you put into the planners. Essentially, you need to figure out a way to make them work for you and keep you organized throughout the school year. No planner is going to be effective if you don't use it!
BUT I still find that more often than not, the expensive must-have planners are missing key pieces for teacher organization. SO, I created my own....and used my 15 plus years of teaching experience to make it an organizational MUST HAVE for every teacher. Ok, that might be a bit of an oversell, but you get the point. This Ultimate Teacher Planner is created by experienced teachers for teachers.
It is not about the theme, the motif, or the cutesy. Rather, this planner is about substance, organization, and remaining student-centred. I love a good pattern and I enjoy the 'oooohs & aaaahs' of a visually appealing agenda- but I always feel a little embarrassed when people ask the price of my eye candy.
This planner is not eye candy- BUT it has some fun and a little bit of colour pop. My Inclusive Classroom's Ultimate Teacher Planner is functional, effective, & it can be used by all teachers easily. At $5, this planner provides a lot of value.
Keep reading to explore some of the organizational templates included in this planner .
My Inclusive Classroom's Ultimate Teacher Planner places an emphasis on supporting organization & effective collaboration. I have included collaboration templates for your work with parents and your work with other colleagues. These are two of our pages that help you remain connected to parents & guardians.
Communication Log: you simply fill in once you speak with or email with a parent, guardian, or maybe even an external professional. This is just meant to jog your memory as to when you conencted and why. Super easy!
Meeting Log: usually during meetings, you have someone taking 'formal' minutes- this template is not taking the place of the official meeting minutes. Rather, it is a spot for you to record the key points of the meeting, and to make record of when you sent the minutes home. Remember, part of working on a team is keeping everyone in the loop.
Seat Assignment: the Ultimate Teacher Planner provides a lot of seat assignment templates. Use these to try different groupings for different classes throughout the day or to keep track of monthly seat changes. Whatever works. Keep record of the groups that you have made, so that you can refer back as you plan new groups. The little graph section at the bottom is for all those teachers who like to sketch out their groups!
Class Buddies: keep track of your class and their cross-age buddy. There is no need to have another peice of paper, simply record it in your planner and move on. The Ultimate Teacher Planner includes MANY class buddies pages.
Monthly & Weekly Planners: this planner helps you keep track of each month's excitement, and it supports you in staying on task and moving forward by breaking it down into weekly planning guides. The Ultimate Teacher Planner provides 5 weekly planners/month (except for July & August). As well, the planner includes an annual overview page to keep track of long term events and activities. I use the weekly planners for all my lesson planning. Notice each week is broken down into days, but always chunked into sections. This is a super handy way to stay organzied and on track with your teaching.
Assessment Organization: the Ultimate Teacher Planner provides you with different templates to help you keep track of your students' successes. The guide includes: tracking pages, student goals, reading levels, & graph paper to design your own tracker.
Student Supports: let's face it, all kiddos require support at different times in their school journey. Some students may require more intensive support for longer periods of time, and other kiddos may require intermittent support- but, everyone needs support. In keeping with the ethos of My Inclusive Classroom, it is important that this Ultimate Teacher Planner allow space for teachers to record, track, and reflect on the supports provided to all their students. These supports will change throughout the year, so I recommend writing in pencil so you can adjust as the year moves on. When I am feeling really organized, I colour code the checkmarks so I know what supports were provided at different points throughout the school year.
Schedules: this planner has schedule templates for both whole class & individual students. I find these 15 minute interval schedules very helpful when planning, but they come in handy when I collaborate with other teachers & parents. I always have my schedule on me and my individual student schedules- for kiddos who receive additional support by another teacher or professional in the building- to whip out at team meetings, planning sessions, or just on the fly.
Notes: you cannot have the Ultimate Teacher Planner without tons of pages to keep notes on and stay organized. Over 30 pages for notes are spread throughout this planner. Use them to record information at meetings or planning sessions, use them to keep track of your thoughts or reflections, or use them for whatever works for you!!
My Inclusive Classroom's Ultimate Teacher Planner is awesome! It is an affordable way to stay focused, organized, and in control of your school year. There are tons of planners out there- so many fabulous ones- but this planner provides you with a little bit more in terms of keeping track of all your students & their supports. Part of My Inclusive Classroom's aim is to ensure that we, as teachers, plan for all of our students to be successful, participative, and present in our learning community. This planner helps maintain the ALL focus.
A few notes:
- If you purchase this planner, feel free to print it in black & white- you will save some money- and it will print out fine. You will still be able to add colour with the adult colouring pictures included on each title page.
- When you print, do it double-sided. This will not only save paper, but it will align your monthly and weekly planning templates.
- You paper quality does affect the overall product. I use inexpensive paper with this planner and it is fine. BUT the higher the quality in your printing paper, the nicer the product.
- After you print it, hole bunch or bind it so you can get planning!
- Click on any picture or underlined word to follow the link to our TpT store.
It is not year specific, buy it once and use it year-after-year.
This planner includes:
Class Info section: websites, class list, contact lists (phone & email), student information, transportation information, medical information, communication log, birthdays, class events, meeting dates, and a place to record volunteers, sections for notes
Schedules: daily schedule, classes to note (specialist), duty schedule, and lots of extra schedules for individual students and/or TAs. All Schedules are broken down into 15 minute intervals, sections for notes
Program Planning: Table to record students working from adaptations and IPPs/IEPs, Adaptations quick notes (to reference), IPP/IEP quick notes (to reference), student support checklist (to reference), meeting logs, sections for notes
Class Planning: seat assignment plans (8), class buddies organizer, small group work organizers (9), goal tracking pages (these are AWESOME!!), sections for notes
Assessment: graph paper, reading levels, tracking pages, student goal trackers, assessment date organizer, sections for notes
Calendar: year at a glance blocks, important dates (1/month), monthly calendars (you fill in the dates), 5 weekly planners/month, sections for notes
***Over 30 pages for you to make notes throughout this planner***
Over 320 pages to keep you organized and on track all year long!