I’m so excited because the new Erin Condren Teacher Planner launch date is Thursday, April 8, 2021 for EC Insiders! If you’re not an EC Insider, the launch date will be Friday, April 9, 2021. There are more options than ever this year which means there are so many more choices. You may be wondering, ‘which Erin Condren Teacher Planner should I get?’
Great news! I’m so grateful that the EC team sent me some teacher planners and more goodies to review. There are so many great choices, and I hope I can help you make your decision with confidence.
Before I get started with these, I want to mention that there are three different options for the Erin Condren Teacher Planner. They are all 8”x10” and they all have Mowhawk 80# text weight, so your pens will NOT bleed through the paper. I should also mention, that EC Insiders will receive a beautiful pen and useful sticky notes with their order while supplies last.
If you’re not an EC insider, you’ll receive only the sticky notes, so go sign up to be an EC insider today!
It really depends on what your binding preferences are and a little bit more which is why I wanted to write a blog post about this.
Each Erin Condren Teacher Planner includes:
- Contact Information
- Yearly Calendar
- Year Plan
- Graphing pages
- Monthly one-page spread
- Weekly one-page spreads
- Student Checklists
- Notes sections
These are all so helpful and beautiful. They make my teacher-heart burst with joy! There’s also a Focused Teacher Lesson Planner which comes with goals and intention pages (amazing), but for the sake of this post, I’m only going to compare the softbound, coiled, and binder Erin Condren Teacher Planners.
Erin Condren Softbound Teacher Lesson Planner
The Softbound Erin Condren Teacher Planner is nice and thin. This makes toting it from home to school easy as it’s not bulky at all! While it is softbound, the pages are sewn into the binding. This makes it easier to turn the pages and write without the struggle of coiled rings. The Softbound Erin Condren Teacher Planner is $35 and well worth the money.
- unable to add extras like snap-ins and pocket folders
- cannot add name or initials
Erin Condren Coiled Teacher Lesson Planner
The Coiled Erin Condren Teacher Planner is fantastic! I love that you can have interchangeable covers, so if you have commitment issues with sticking with one design for a full school year, you can easily switch it out.
Like the softbound and binder Erin Condren Teacher Planners, this one has all the same pages in Mowhawk 80# text weight. This paper smells a lot like the pages of brand-new chapter books! This has a satin finish cover so you can use a permanent marker or wet erase marker to jot down important memos quickly.
This teacher planner is worth every penny because it provides a place for you to put everything from communication logs, grades and data, plans, events, and more! It is such a lifesaver for any teacher.
- 7 interchangeable covers
- 3 customizable coil colors
- add snap-in pieces like Snap-in StylizedSticky Notes
- pages are easy to turn on the coil
- customize with your name and school
- can be difficult to write near the coil at times (if I’m really being picky)
- a little more bulky
Erin Condren Teacher Lesson Planner Binder
The Erin Condren Binder Teacher Planner is probably my most favorite because I love binders. I got my planner with the new mid-century circles pattern and my initials on the bottom. It is so beautiful!
The binder itself seems high quality and it was super easy to put together. I’m not 100% certain how long the binder rings will hold up, but I don’t open and close them very often. My advice is if you do get the binder, put it together once and try not to open it often. I say this because it is such a beautiful binder, and I would personally be devastated if mine broke.
Here’s the thing, with this binder, you can grab additional pocket folders to place inside. This will hold actual papers like staff meeting notes, student samples, and more. You can even add paper protectors for things like your certifications, teaching license, etc. That’s what makes this binder so helpful for me!
- add any folder or paper protector
- add your initials
- pages are easy to turn
- you can only write your initials
- only comes in mid century circles (still beautiful)
Once you’ve got the right planner, you’ll be able to start scheduling your math block.
Now, you may be wondering which Erin Condren Teacher Planner I would choose? Although I mentioned a LOT of pros about the Coiled Teacher Lesson Planner, I would choose the Teacher Lesson Planner Binder in a heartbeat. This is because I’m able to add student samples. This would make IEP meetings less stressful and more convenient because I’d have the student’s samples, data, and communication logs all in one place.
I know not everyone loves a binder though. So I’m curious to know, which Erin Condren Teacher Planner will you pick? Comment below!
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