Here we go!
After 3 years of creating digital planners for teachers, I am now embarking on a whole new addition and adventure. I am incredibly thrilled to share: The Teacher Life Map.
Let’s start with a little story (because every teacher loves a good story–right?).
When I started creating digital planners for teachers, I didn’t really know where it would take me but I loved everything about it. The success of the planners was more than I could imagine. I quickly realized I wanted to bring more to you. I really wanted to help make your life easier. Last summer I wanted to put the planners in print. However, the timing was off. There was just no way I could put it together.
It was all for good reason: I didn’t have a clear vision of what needed to be shared with you.
I wanted to create something that wasn’t out there. Something that a teacher could really use…I mean really really use….and have fun. And although planners are not rocket science, I wanted to dig deep. I didn’t want this to be something you could find in a big box store. I talked with a ton of my teacher friends and found so many teachers plan their actual lesson plans online or as a team. However, they wanted something tangible they could easily take home and to staff and team meetings. Most of the personal planners out there just aren’t right for teachers. So, from one teacher to another….
The Teacher Life Map was born. This planner is a bridge between your school life and your home life. An overview of both…at your fingertips (no waiting for the phone to charge, bring up signal, or heavy bag to carry around).
It is for the teacher who likes to design, create, and journal…have fun mapping out their routines and habits…yet creating lots of white space for the unexpected.
It is for the teacher who wants to keep things simple.
It is for the teacher who wants to have fun.
As teachers we are always mapping things out. Whether it is the “Heart Map” you do with your kids in Writing Workshop, completing a “Story Map” of your favorite book with your students, or mapping out the yearly curriculum, we know how to “map”. Yes? Yes!
My goal for The Teacher Life Map is simple: Help you make time to do what makes your heart happy at school and at home.
Follow Your Heart, Lead Your Class
Now for the nitty-gritty:
There are 3 sections of the #teacherlifemap
1. MAP IT: A weekly and monthly calendar from August 2014 to June 2015; weeks start with Monday
2. LIVE IT: An overview of your must-haves as a teacher…Go-To Substitute Information, Admin Info, Colleague Info, Student Info, Class Schedule, and Curriculum Overview by months and weeks (for example you might write “Place Value” for 2 weeks, “Money” for 2 weeks etc. rather than detailed plans on how you are teaching place value and money)
3. LOVE IT: A place for notes…meetings, projects, ideas, other areas of your life
*There are 3 choices in design: Black and White Polka Dots, Pink and Blue Stripes, and Rainbow Chalkboard
*planner size is 8×10
*has coil binding
*sturdy high gloss front and back covers
*laminated tabs dividing the 3 sections
*bright colored cardstock dividing the months
*black and white on inside pages (done intentionally so you can make it your own)
Planners go on sale on MONDAY, July 28th HERE on the blog. Right now the planners will be $42 as an introductory price. Normally they will be $49. There are a limited number of planners this first go-around so place your order. Planners will ship within 3 business days….flat rate shipping.
To kick things off, I will be giving away one to one lucky reader. Enter through rafflecopter below. Winner will be announced on Monday.
Take a look at the pictures. There are a lot. Just want to make sure you have a clear idea of what this is. Any questions, let me know!! xoxo, April
Enter to win! Contest starts now and ends at midnight central time on Sunday, July 27, 2014. Winner announced on Monday. Note: you can enter once per day for the pinterest entry. Good luck!