I’ve recently been thinking a lot about my first two years of teaching and the lesson planning notebooks I used. This was the last time I used a paper-based planning method, and I didn’t realize how much I missed it until I started using the Apple Pencil consistently last year. While, clearly this is not paper-based, writing things out in my own (terrible) handwriting slows me down long enough to make sure I’m not forgetting anything.
Going further down this rabbit hole, I have become obsessed with Bullet Journals (http://bulletjournal.com/) and the analog ways I might be able to better chronicle my waking life. If you have never heard of such a thing, I highly recommend searching on YouTube or Pinterest for “BuJo” spreads. It is an amazing subculture where people love to plan! Anyway, I’m going to try a digital form of Bullet Journaling with the Apple Pencil, and I’ll let you know how it goes.
I’d love to know what systems you are setting up for yourself to help manage the school year. Are you using new apps, new processes, or just more finely honing something you did last year. Please share!
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