So today I went to Staples to have my binder printed and totally made a rookie mistake... I had forgotten to save it as a PDF and they didn't have my font installed, so it was a wasted trip and I have to go back tomorrow. *sigh*
Oh well... At least I did get my binder rings and a new cover so that I'm ready to go once I get it printed! :)
So here it is... My 16-17 Binder :)
The cover hasn't changed for the past few years :) I like chevron, what can I say? :)
Open the page and you'll find a notes section and the cover page for my Agenda & Lesson Plans. I never used the notes section last year, which has boxes to fit a 3x3 post-it note, but I still like the idea. Maybe this year will go better :)
The first 6 pages of the Agenda are for Pacing Calendars, one for each of my 3 preps. This was also a new addition last year that I did not use at all. I'm going to try again...
Now let's get into some of the changes... My monthly spread has undergone a transformation on the right side. Hedge (@approx_normal) has been tinkering with a Bullet Journal this year, which made me do some research. One feature that I really liked in the Bullet Journal is a Habit Tracker, so I decided to incorporate that into my monthly spread. Add in some goals and a spot for a to-do list and hopefully I'll use this page more effectively!
For the weekly spreads, I decided to go with 2 different layouts. First off, for 'non-school' weeks, such as July, I wanted a place to keep track of my to-do lists and look back to see what I've accomplished each day. This layout was influenced by a weekly to-do list mousepad that I found at Target Dollar Spot. :)
For weeks that school is in session, I need a spot for lesson plans for 3 preps, my personal calendar for keeping track of meetings, tutoring, etc, and to-do lists. Last year, I just had a blank column but I knew I wanted to be more intentional with regard to a place to reflect and a place to record blog post ideas, etc. For me, I need everything to be in one place for my personal and professional agenda, so here's the final design:
There are a few more pages as well, such as a cover page for a Gradebook and Meetings. I really like for my agenda to be a one stop shop, so it has my lesson plans and gradebook all in one. This is one of the nice features of the Arc system as well - I can easily add to it!
Thanks to all of my twitter friends that gave me feedback the past few days! :)