July 5, 2015

Plan With Me Sunday

I’m so excited to share my planner with you! I have to admit that my planner usually stays blank until the summer—it’s when I can really sit and think about my goals, products, and posts. The school year is overwhelmingly busy and with 3 monkeys in tow, life is anything but slow! Please tell me I'm not the only one!?!
The way I use my planner is less like a daily keep track and plan {occasionally I do use it to keep track of appointments and events on the calendar section} and more like a fancy notebook!
I don’t really pay attention to the day or the date—I jot what I’m thinking. In this case, I’m planning a tech series since I used a lot of technology in my classroom to differentiate my groups. I wrote my probing questions, decided to include a template, and listed my materials for my post.
I set my own due dates and if I miss them, I’m not really too hard on myself. I set a new one—no biggie!

In the products department, I’ve really lost my mojo. The curriculums that I’ve taught for the last two years were heavily scripted and dense that I have a hard time creating new products. I either don’t have the time to make them or I have no ambition to do so because of the other things I have to do. So I’m taking the summer to revisit some of my favorite products in the hopes of regaining my motivation…I’m hoping the baby steps work and new inspiration hits me!  
 How do you plan for your posts and products? Do you mix it with your daily to do lists or keep them separate? 

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  1. Thanks so much for linking up with us! I love your planner and can't wait to see it when school starts back! :)

  2. I like how you use your planner to plan your posts and products!! And I am jealous of your handwriting!! (I know that is slightly weird, but I love handwriting??)

  3. I only have 2 and life is crazy! I love how you put dates to hold yourself accountable! Wonderful!

  4. I love your date setting on the washi tape! This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

    Simply Secondary

  5. I love that you color-coded your due dates with washi tape. It really makes it stand out! Great ideas :)

  6. My planner is a free for all. I write down things that need to get done, but I also write in it throughout the day and at the end of the day to document what happened. Sometimes it's my to do list and other times it's my scrapbook.

  7. I love the Make It Happen sections! That's a good way to motivate!