Teaching isn’t an easy job. Whether you teach little kids, big kids, or your very own teaching can stretch you to the limits. I designed these bullet journal for teachers with those special challenges in mind. Spend a few minutes reflecting on your day or your week, thinking about how your time is best spent, and remembering why you teach in the first place!
Why bullet journal….
Let me start by admitting I didn’t come up with the bullet journal. (Darn it.) Bullet journaling is actually a super specific record keeping system designed by Ryder Carroll. Learn more about him here.
These bullet journal templates are inspired by Carroll’s real thing. But more than adhering to the bullet journal aesthetic they’re designed with the heart of a teacher in mind. I wanted these pages to address the issues teachers deal with everyday- like time management, teaching strategies, classroom values, as well as a place for daily and weekly reflections.
Combine these bullet journal templates just for teachers with this huge bundle of 17 free bullet journal templates pages and you’ll be ready to bullet journal for life. And don’t forget these monthly calendar spreads just for 2019!
Weekly reflections for teachers…
Sometimes those weeks of teaching can be long! A weekly reflection can take just a few minutes at the end of a week but it can be a great way to look back at the highs and lows of the week. Knowing what worked and what didn’t makes it easy to adjust future lessons and plans.
Notice that little “What did I do for myself” prompt at the bottom? That’s an important one. Do something for yourself if not every day at least once a week. This can be as little as making your favorite tea for an afternoon break or as big as investing in comfy new shoes for those days on your feet. Don’t forget about you!
How does your classroom feel…
You know what I mean. Just like every home has a feeling so does every classroom have it’s own unique feel! You can feel the vibe of the room. Use this bullet journal template to intentionally think about what your want your classroom to feel like. What do you want your students to know is true when they’re in your room? How will you create the vibe you want?
Word of the day bullet journal template…
How was your day? Take just a couple of minutes and reflect on your day of teaching. What were the three best moments of the day? And the three most challenging moments. After journaling for a few days or weeks you might even begin to notice a pattern to those ups and downs. Patterns can be great for helping us achieve more of those “top” moments and repeat the challenging moments less often! (Or at least find new challenges and not keep repeating the same old thing!)
Why do you teach….
Years ago I was a teacher in the public schools. I remember getting to the end of the day and feeling mentally and physically exhausted. I saw over 500 kids each week and there was never a slow moment. Today I teach my own kids. I teach four children. And at the end of the day I am still mentally and physically exhausted. What gives?
Teachers don’t teach for the dollars. Teachers are emotionally invested in their kids- whether it’s five hundred students or your own handful of kiddos. Why do you teach? The answer is different for each of us but the answers contain some big ideas!
Take a few minutes and use this bullet journal template to remember why you teach and why it really does matter!
Teachers need more hours in the day…
Well, it can feel that way anyways! We’re all gifted the same 24 hours in each day. It’s what we do with those hours that counts. Being intentional and paying attention to how we spend our hours can make a big difference in how productive we are and how refreshed we feel. Writing down the basics of how we use our time can help to be more effective in the future!
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