Last night inspiration struck just as I climbed into bed and I just had to get it drawn out on paper while I had the excitement flying around my head – I knew I wouldn’t be able to get to sleep until I did anyway!
So after about an hour or so of drawing in my square grid notebook (that is actually a bit smaller than A5 which will mean there is definitely enough room for the Filofax holes and also possibly a bit more space to put the entire layout) this is what I had drawn out:
There will most like be some sort of tweaking that will need to be done when I create the pages in Word but also after they have been used for a few weeks I imagine. But for now they are a start on suitable pages for me while teaching.
I got inspiration for them to look like this after using Steve and Ray’s Enhanced Time Management Week on 2 pages for the last few weeks. The boxes on the left page were roughly what you get in one of the teachers planners I have already used but felt there was never quite what I wanted available. I had been using (somewhat successfully) a customised day to a page layout last term but it was never the “finished” layout of my dreams as far as planning lessons was concerned.
I can therefore combine these pages and if I want weekend pages of the day to a page variety after the week of these pages in my Filofax then it is very easy to sort out.
I had also thought that once I have finished with a week in my Filofax (I will keep the previous 2 weeks, the current week and 1 or maybe 2 further weeks of these day on 2 pages teacher planning pages in my Filofax but not more as that will get heavy to carry and isn’t really necessary) that I will need to put the pages into some sort of binder to keep them “stored” at present I think treasury tags and a box file might be the easiest way to store them tidily.
I would be really interested to know what any teachers reading this think of my layout ideas. Do you like it or have I completely missed something?
As I said, I haven’t yet created them in Word but when I do if anyone else would like to try them out just let me know!