Best Laid Plans

Ep 162: Teachers + Planning

September 11, 2023

PART 1: Teachers Share Their Planning Strategies!

Huge thank you to Robyn, Kelly, Cynthia, Jessie, and Sarah for submitting their tips!
Pens mentioned by Sarah: Schneider Pens

Images of Jessie’s beautiful google sheet:

a thing of beauty (AND FUNCTION)

PART 2: A teacher shares her perspective on helping kids plan their schoolwork

Hannah Taylor has a masters in education and currently teaches high school social studies; she has experience with both virtual AND in-person teaching. She also blogs on planning in the middle school/ high school education sphere, and just published a course on How to Ace your Online Class and Still Have a Life. Loved getting her teacher perspective on helping kids (younger, tweens, teens) plan, her recommendation for parent involvement, and more.

Find Hannah here: Hannah J Taylor / her Insta

HUGE thank you to the above teachers for sharing and to teachers everywhere for doing what you do every day!

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  • Reply Best Laid Plans Podcast! - Hannah J Taylor September 11, 2023 at 12:12 pm

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  • Reply Arden September 12, 2023 at 7:49 am

    Not a teacher but that Google sheet is gorgeous – simple yet functional!

    • Reply Jessie September 13, 2023 at 3:15 pm

      Aw, I’m blushing! If it’s pretty I’m more likely to keep up with it, which I have for about 5 school years.

      Thank you so much, Sarah, for this episode! I learned a lot from the other teachers, and I have wheels turning for how to help my high school students plan better.

  • Reply JaimeBZ September 13, 2023 at 10:21 am

    Hello! Is there any chance Robyn would be willing to share a picture of her daily planning pages? (maybe even a fake one?) I have been toying with the idea of going to a notebook for daily instead of having a daily planner (for tasks) plus a weekly planner (for schedule) and would love to see how she sets it up!

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