It's a love/hate relationship isn't it? We all have to do them. Some of us enjoy planning, while others suffer through it and then fly by the seat of their pants. I say, to each his own.
I am a planner. This means that I love doing lesson plans in theory. I usually try to spend more than one day on my plans for the upcoming week. I tend to make flip charts for my Promethean board, find videos, incorporate Edmodo, and think of ways to engage students with interactive journal activities while I am doing my lesson plans. This tends to drag out the process...
I have struggled the past two years on the format of my lesson plans. First I bought the normal lesson plan book from Mardel. I used that for several months. Then I decided to switch to the online lesson plan book on Eduphoria since that is where our curriculum is stored. The format wasn't pretty enough for me, so I starting doing some internet research.
Have you ever heard of Erin Condren? All I can say is, "WOW." I want one of everything. Check our her lesson plan book HERE. It's a little bit of heaven. I just couldn't bring myself to spend that much money on a lesson plan book. Boo.
So I decided I would try to make my own. I was pretty successful...
|I do share these, so if you want the file email me at firstname.lastname@example.org|
For 12 dollars a year you get a fully customizable planbook that is available from anywhere! I LOVE it!
My favorite features:
- Customization: You can add up to 8 sections per day that can be labeled whatever you would like. You can add times and color codes to each.
- There are many views: week, day, month, class, etc.
- You can share the link or print your plans.
- You can attach files, add standards (with just a click of your mouse), bump forward or backward, extend the lesson for more than a day, and cancel a class for a single day.
- You can add events and no school days.
- Within each class these are your options: Lesson, Homework, Notes, My List, and Standards.
|This is the class editor. Very simple!|
What do you think? Will you join me on Planbook?