I always start with the big picture. Usually digital although last year I did on paper. Click here to see my digital pacing for Math II and I
Once I have the big picture done, I plan my weeks and days. This goes in the weekly view once I've decided on approximate pacing. (Pics from my Erin Condren planner from last year, I am using a large Plum Paper Teacher Planner this year but haven't used it yet). Here I keep more details of what I'm doing in class. In this planner the left hand page was Math II and right hand (not pictured) was Math III. I used an extra column for things to remember
Sometimes these plans were pretty bare bones, but other times there was a lot of writing. I found that I did the best when I kept my appointments and to do lists in my second personal planner.
Why two planners?
1. My teacher planner is heavy! I don't want to lug that thing around in the summer when I don't need to.
2. I need more room for tasks
3. I have other things I want to keep track of in my life planner (meal planning/prepping, weddings and events, etc.) that require more space
Here is what a typical day would look like when I was using my life planner as a checklist. You can also see my grocery shopping list on the side ;-).
I will try to do a side by side comparison of my two teacher planners once the semester gets in gear and I've used both!