My teacher bestie and I are so similar when it comes to our passion for teaching and our love for our students! But we are so different when it comes to planning and how we organize things. LOL! I am a paper and digital hybrid. She is all digital and I wish I could be like her because my life would be so much easier!
How I Plan
I create one template that I love, in Google Slides. For a few weeks, I type my lessons in the beautiful template and print it out because I like to hang it on my bulletin board right by my desk. It looks so gorgeous and organized. As the weeks go on, I get lazy and just start printing out the template and write on it instead. Totally fine. Works great.
How My Teacher Bestie Plans
The only issue is now I have to rewrite everything the next year while teacher bestie over here, just duplicates last year’s plans, cuts and pastes a few things that she needs to change, and BAM, she’s done. Good for you, teacher bestie! LOL!
I also envy her because she has all of her small group lessons for math and reading planned out in Google Slides as well. I just wish I liked typing as much as I do writing. She is a few years younger than me. Could that be the difference? Let’s just pretend it is and it’s not that I’m lazy. LOL!
I love that she can just copy and paste from previous years AND if we even had to turn in lessons to our principal, she could very easily just press share on Google Slides.
I think I’ve just talked myself into giving it another try this year. It would be nice to have everything in one place
This is the Teacher Planning Toolkit I made for her. I’m going to give it a whirl myself since so many things are going digital.
I made sure to include everything she, uh, I mean, we, would need to keep organized and save paper!
Go check it out and see if it is something that would help you to be more organized this year!