(This post contains affiliate links) Being a first-year teacher can be scary. Before I stepped into my first solo classroom, I remember thinking things like, "What am I going to do with all those kids ALL day long?" "What if they don't listen to me?" and "Who thought it was a good idea to let… Continue reading Life-Changing Supplies for First-Year Teachers
Encouraging books are one of my favorite parts of my morning routine. Last summer, I downloaded Audible as a way to pass the time during summer break. But I had no idea that once I downloaded it, I would become an audiobook junkie! Now, I listen to encouraging books (read: audiobooks) for about an hour… Continue reading Encouraging Books for 2020
It's time for 2020 planners! Ahh… all those fresh, new possibilities. The fresh packages of color-coded pens. The cute stickers. The goal-setting. I cannot even begin to describe how excited this season makes me! I’m so excited to share my favorite 2020 planners this year with you!! Here we go! Emily Ley Simplified Planner | $48… Continue reading Best 2020 Planners
"Keeping up is easier than catching up." -Gretchen Rubin I love this quote. In her book, Better Than Before, Gretchen Rubin talks about habit formation. In this quote specifically, she discusses how it is easier to form good habits by doing small tasks each day to "keep up," rather than setting aside all of the… Continue reading Forming Good Habits is Easier Than You Think. Start with These 3!
"Keeping up is easier than catching up." -Gretchen Rubin I love this quote. In her book, Better Than Before, Gretchen Rubin talks about habit formation. In this quote specifically, she discusses how it is easier to do small tasks each day to "keep up," rather than setting aside all of the tasks for the end… Continue reading 3 Productive Mini Habits to Start Today
I'm wondering how you handle changes within your color-coded system. For example, if the professor pushed an assignment back or classes were canceled due to inclement weather. -Tiffany Great question! I get so annoyed when dates change, but then I remember “oh yeah, this is why I have a planner in the first place”. … Continue reading How to Create a Flexible Color-Coded Planning System
If you need tips for balancing grad school and a full-time job, you've come to the right place! Grad school is a pretty tough time in life because you typically have more responsibility than you did in undergrad. Maybe you’re paying your own tuition for the first time. Or your own rent. Or you now… Continue reading Balancing Grad School and a Full-Time Job + FREE Block Schedule Planning Sheet
I’m a sucker for a book on organizing. Or planning. Or both. Have you ever tried to make a bullet journal? (Or, if you’re like me, you’ve just filled up an entire Pinterest board with bujo inspiration instead). I’m always attracted to the ongoing list/journaling of bullet journals and that everything is personalalized. Everything is… Continue reading Dot Journaling Planning System + a GIVEAWAY!
It’s checklist day! YAY! Here is the checklist for planning goals: Create a Halfway Point Create a halfway checkpoint for each of your big goals. Reaching it will be almost as exciting as reaching the final goal! Plan to Overcome the Halfway Point Studies have found that people lose motivation when they are halfway finished… Continue reading NYNL Day 21: Goal Planning Checklist