Each Tuesday I blog and post to the Two Writing Teacher Blog and then read and comment on at least three others posts.
There are less than two weeks left of summer for me and I feel it looming. One of the things that I had to get squared away was to order my planner for going back to school.
I am the person that makes notes and has to write everything down or it doesn’t happen.
For productivity, I use a paper planner and my Google calendar to help me stay on top of my professional to do lists. The digital more so for the notification alerts.
For some reason I struggle with the cost of a paper planner. Last year I bought at least two from big box stores trying to avoid paying the $40 for the passion planner. Collectively, I spent more than that and was irritated everyday with the one I made myself use. The spiral was all wrong and got caught on the pages often.
I am not making that mistake again.
During the pandemic there was a Passion Planner $7 sale and I was pleased as punch to be using it again. To celebrate my new coaching position I bought the academic weekly planner this year. It has shipped and I am excited for it to get here. I went with the plain black style and will decorate it with stickers.
I started color coding several years ago and blocking time out on the weekly spread. I plan to use the grids on the monthly pages for doodles or word of the day challenges as well.
As a coach, I tend to make more universal lists that I refer back to so the blank pages in the back will come in handy.
Where do you stand on planners? Digital or paper? Do you have a preferred planner type? Do you add something unique to your calendar pages?
I would love to hear in the comments.