How to get Organized with a Teacher Binder

how to get organized with a special education teacher binder

You guys, I have seriously been trying every single planner, binder, book out there, and nothing has every had the right fit for me.  Either I end up wasting a bunch pages that I don't even need, or its too big to carry with me or I don't end up using it because it doesn't look pretty enough to me. (I know that sounds stupid, but I love all things pretty).

I have tried the Erin Condren Planners and Happy Planners, I've tried the plum planners and I have tried planers from Target and I have even bought a few of Teachers Pay Teachers.  So I finally created a planner that fits me.  I'm a special education teacher so I feel like my needs are unique.  I don't ever have to buy another one because I can print and use it again year after year.  Some years I know I will need different pages and I love that it is so flexible that I can add and take out pages that are needed.  If I need one extra page, I just print one more.   If I make a mistake on a page and cant stand to look at it, I just reprint that page. Some people like their planners bound and some like them in the binder, I like that I have both options.  Some people who have purchased my Planner have had theirs bound at Staples for only seven bucks! I have a binding machine at home, so that is a great option for me as well.

Here is what my teacher binder has to offer: 

Cover Pages:  I have included 31 different options for you to edit and add your name or whatever type of text that you would like.  Some people like color and some people like design, so I wanted to make sure that there were lots of options for you to choose from year after year for either male or female teachers.  Each cover page has a matching spine and divider pages that can be used in your binder.  Here are a few different designs from the options.

Calendar Pages:  I have included so many calendar choices for you to print year after year.  There is a watercolor option, a clip-art option, horizontal and vertical options and also options for a half page calendar as well.  I really like printing the half page calendar and staple it together for my purse 🙂

Data Sheets:  I have included all of my data sheets in this product as well.  That is a $5 value in itself.  There are so many different data sheets that you can add to your binder, including IEP documentation for sight word assessments. There are 40 different data collection sheets in this zip folder.   You can check out the full resource here!

Weekly Lesson Plan pages:  These come in three different options, a 7 subject, a 5 subject vertical and a 5 subject horizontal. These pages are my favorite because of the design and colors!

Here are a bunch of other pages that are included:

  • All about me page
  • Year at a glance (2 different versions)
  • Attendance page
  • Student Checklist
  • birthday page:
  • to-do list (2 different versions)
  • weekly planner
  • wish lists:
  • graph and lined paper:Parent communication log
  • fire-drill evacuation forms
  • PD tracker page:  
  • transportation form
  • medical forms
  • Substitute notes
  • anecdotal notes
  • student photos
  • IEP's at-a-glance
  • Field Trips
  • Meeting notes (team and PLC notes)
  • Parent teacher conferences
  • Classroom Schedule
  • Related Services forms
  • small group lesson plans
  • password tracker
  • important emails
  • Student self evaluation
  • student health log
  • student information sheet

WOW, that was a TON of ready-made forms and resources for you!!   You just need to print and go!!   Do you think its missing something?  Let me know in the comments below!

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I am a High School, self-contained Autism teacher from Central New York, who is passionate about individualizing student learning. I am a mommy of three, lover of all things Disney, married to my best friend and addicted to chocolate!! I hope that you find great ideas and inspiration here, so welcome!!

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