DIY & HOW TOS

Teacher Lesson Planner 101

The Teacher Lesson Planner is the ultimate school agenda for teachers, tutors, and homeschooling parents. No matter where your classroom is, it’s designed to help you get organized, reduce stress, and help your students achieve scholastic success.

The new 2021-2022 collection now has more customization options than ever before so you can create the lesson plan that works for YOU. Your light brightens their world. Shine on!

How To Build Your Teacher Planner

Select Your Planner Binding

This year’s collection offers three binding options so you can choose what’s best for you.

  • 1. Coiled Planner: Our most customizable option, with interchangeable functionality. Most teachers like the ability to add on snap-in accessories like bookmarks, dashboards, swappable covers, and sticky notes.

  • 2. Softbound Planner: For those who prefer lay-flat, lefty-friendly lesson planners. These are slim, portable, and feature smooth, scratch-resistant vegan leather covers.

  • 3. Binder Planner: This convenient 3-ring system allows teachers to add school papers to their planner and offers the flexibility to rearrange their planning pages.

Choose Your Cover Design

For our best-selling coiled Teacher Lesson Planner, there are so many new interchangeable cover designs to explore. The best thing about our interchangeable covers is that you don’t have to choose just one. Get as many as you like and switch and swap covers as often as you like!

For our new coiled Focused Teacher Lesson Planners, you have a choice between three permanent vegan leather covers: blush, black, or harbor.

Our new softbound lesson planners have two vegan leather cover options: Layers Colorful (comes with colorful interior pages) and Camel Focused (comes with minimal, focused interior pages).

For our binder lesson planners, we offer paper-wrapped options with designer prints like the new Mid Century Circles binder and book cloth options featuring beautiful, neutral solids.

Choose Your Interior Design

Choose between three interior design themes for your planning pages:

  • 1. Mid Century Circles (for coiled and binder lesson planners)

  • 2. Layers Colorful (for coiled and softbound lesson planners)

  • 3. Focused and Streamlined (for coiled and softbound lesson planners)

Start building your new teacher planner!

Teaching Tips: How To Create a Lesson Plan

Get ready to get (lesson) planning! We've got everything you need to add color to your classroom AND succeed at lesson planning! Here are five ways to create a lesson plan.

Write it down.

Even though many teachers make digital lesson plans, Eric Condren customers like Devan Bremm Livesay use the Teacher Lesson Planner to create lesson plan outlines for easy reference.

Start at the end.

Ask yourself: What are the end results you want for each lesson? Set clear and measurable goals for each lesson. Then, start writing a lesson plan to meet that goal.

Plan ahead in the summer.

Some teachers, like Lauren Elizabeth Keavney, recommend planning ahead in the Teacher Lesson Planner during the summer. Planning ahead is a productive activity that can reduce stress and save you time in the fall. It’s also a great way to get the most out of your planner!

Plan it ALL out, then edit it down.

When lesson planning, it’s better to over-plan at first, then streamline and trim it down as you finalize your plans (rather than the other way around).

Plan for all kinds of learning styles.

Students learn in many different ways. Whether they’re visual learners, auditory learners, social learners, or solitary learners, it helps to include ways to address multiple learning styles in your lesson plans so you can reach your students on their level!

Explore our latest collection of teacher planners here, including more binding options and designs to choose from than ever before!