Teacher Planners: The 2016-2017 Erin Condren Life Planner & $10 Off Offer

I love planners, notebooks, and anything else that seems organized and pretty. And I'm really good with keeping up with them...at least until October!

I've tried several different planners for lesson planning over the years... I started with the old fashioned ones that you can remember your teachers using back in the day, but they were huge and a pain to carry around, plus, they weren't very sturdy.

Then, I tried the Plum Paper Designs planner. It worked pretty well, and was a nice size for me, but it was very plain. Just black and white lines on a page with numbered dates. I got bored easily, but if you want to customize your own, or like plain and simple, theirs might be the planner for you! I ordered mine through Etsy.

My co-workers were raving about Erin Condren, so I decided to give it a try last year. I ordered the teacher planner, and was thrilled when it arrived. I quickly discovered, however, that I don't teach by subject, and it was a pain to have to go through and try to write in times at the top, plus a full day doesn't fit in to the boxes if numbered by hour.

I started pestering my co-workers again this May, and discovered that they were using the Hourly Life Planners instead of the teacher planners, and swore that they were amazing. So of course, that's what I chose to order this year. It's a few inches smaller all around than the teacher planner, but the layout makes up for it.

My order arrived today, and I am super excited to get started filling in dates for the year and outlining the basic units I plan to cover!

Here's what it looked like unwrapped but still in the box:

Erin Condren Life Planner & Party Pop Pens

Yes, that is a set of markers. I was going to be good and order just the planner, but they were calling to me, and I couldn't resist the siren song of brand-new, colored pens. I'm a teacher, okay? I have a problem with new school supplies - I can't say no!

Here's a look at the planner itself:

I love the cover I chose!

I didn't go with customization and my name on the cover because that's just my style, but they do that, too, if you want it. I chose to go with the neutral design on the inside, because my life could use some calm organization, and all the colors from the other one were a bit overwhelming for me. Some people thrive on color - I love that they offer both choices!

Here's a look at some of the inside:

Even in the "Neutral" theme, there is some color.

Quotes and color washes separate the months.

I am in LOVE with the black and white monthly pages.

The vertical hourly layout will work better for planning the school day.

Here's a closer view of the hourly. It goes from 6am to 7pm, which is great-- most school events have ended by 7!
If you're interested in buying this planner or any other product from the Erin Condren line for the first time, you can use my referral link for $10 off your entire purchase. Also, just a note that this is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own, however, I do receive $10 off my order as well when you use my referral link.


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