Our free digital teacher planner will cost you nothing to download and use. If you prefer to print your planner, you can insert the planner pages into an old binder and you will create a very inexpensive teacher planner. Price is not the only reason to use this planner. It is very comprehensive and includes all planner pages a teacher could want or need. We think it is the best teacher planner available!
Printable Teacher Planner
The printable version has 34 pages where you decide how many copies of each you want. For example, the blank monthly calendar is undated so you decide when to start and how many copies to print. You can either print enough copies for the entire year or print on demand as you need a page.
Digital Teacher Planner
The digital version has 330 pages with tabs on two sides to access only the pages you want. This is a PDF teacher planner with navigation links to reach each page. It is used with a tablet with a stylus and an annotation app. You can write on the planner just like you would write in a paper planner.
Pages Included in the Teacher Planners
- All About Me
- Birthday Calendar for Students’ Birthdays
- Important Dates
- Student Info
- Parent Contact List
- Grades chart
- Communication Log
- Parent Meeting Log
- Classroom Seating Plan
- Goals for the Year
- Vision Board
- Vendor/Supplies List
- Quotes Log
- Homework Planner
- Password Log
- Reading Log
- Classroom expenses (budget sheet)
- Notes (use these pages to take notes throughout the year)
- Sketches (if you like to doodle or draw then use these page)
- Reflection for the Year (fill this out at the end of the year and compare your goals at the beginning of the year to your actual accomplishments at the end of the year)
- For Each Month of the Year:
Here are some of the pages in the teacher planner.
Use these pages to record your students’ birthdays and other important dates.
There is a grade chart, contact list page with contact details for both the students and the parents, and a communication log to record communication with parents.
For each month you have a blank calendar, weekly lesson plan, checklist, weekly planner, attendance sheet, and homework sheet. You have a section to set monthly goals at the beginning of the month and to review the month at the end of the month to ensure that you reach your goals and you don’t just set them and then forget about them.
The teacher daily planner will help you set daily goals, create a checklist and a daily or weekly schedule. The daily schedule and weekly schedule will keep you organized.
There is also a section to set goals for the year and then to review them at the end of the year. Use the blank pages to take notes and to draw sketches.
There are other useful planner pages such as a password log, a quotes log for motivational teaching quotes. You will also find a seating plan and a list of suppliers or vendors to obtain your favorite teaching supplies.
You can track class expenses with the budget sheet. There is a vision board to help you plan your ideal classroom climate and to define your teaching philosophy.
Use the vision board to decide what you want your classroom vision to be. Use this page to write a classroom mission statement or to write your goals and objectives.
- Where you want to be at the end of the year?
- What caused you to want to teach?
- How do you want your students to remember this year?
You can type your vision and hang it up in your classroom for your students to see. You can also put a copy in your teacher planner to remind you why you have chosen this path. It will keep you motivated when things are tough and when you feel overwhelmed.
Teacher Planner 2021
The ready-made teacher planner is undated and can be used for any year. If you want to create a teacher planner 2021 then replace the 12 monthly calendars with a dated calendar (See monthly calendar).
How to Create Custom Teacher Planners
You can create a custom-built teacher planner by printing the pages you want and replacing the others with pages that are personalized to your needs. If, for example, the seating chart does not resemble your classroom layout, go to the classroom seating chart and choose a template that will be better suited for your classroom. Repeat this step for each page you want to replace since most of them have more options available.
Once you have decided which pages to include, you can print them and create your own personalized teacher planner.
Since you can personalize each page, you can adapt the planner for kindergarten, elementary school, or high school.
How to make a Happy Planner Teacher Planner
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You can either purchase an HP teacher planner that is ready-made or you can create a big teacher Happy Planner yourself. To create a DIY big Happy planner teacher binder you will need an old big HP and a Happy Planner punch. If you don’t have one, you might be able to find an old version that is really cheap (see here). Sometimes the dated versions are really cheap when they become outdated.
- Print the teacher planner on standard paper (8.5” x 11”).
- Punch holes with an HP punch.
- Insert the pages into the Happy Planner.
- You can also make an HP cover page.
- See the Happy Planner teacher edition