The Ultimate Teacher Planner is a set of free 2021-2022 teacher planner printables that has over 30 pages of calendars, lesson planning templates, binder covers, schedule planning (for elementary and high school), and more!
What a fun day! Today is my kids' first day of school – for the first time in NINE years, both of my children are in school all day, 5 days a week! Life is changing as I know it. 😉 It's also the day I get to release this year's Ultimate Teacher Planner AND the 2021-2022 Year of Intent (my mega set of planner printables that just happens to match this planner). More info on that below.
Let's get to why you're probably here – the teacher planner! Each year, I release a collection of teacher planner printables as kind of my “gift” to teachers everywhere. I don't think it's ever been as earned as it has in the past couple of years of impossible hurdles. Teachers are some of the true superheroes of this whole ordeal! The least I can do (now more than ever) is help you get a little bit more organized for the upcoming school year.
This also proved to be a valuable resource for homeschool/virtual learners last year. Whether you're operating via virtual learning or taking on the task of homeschooling yourself, having an organization method is so helpful. Most of the pages in this collection are great for homeschooling parents as well!
Many moons ago (i.e. before kids), I was a first grade teacher…so I've always had a soft spot in my heart for teachers, especially this time of the year. I know how difficult it is to decorate a classroom, learn curriculum, label everything in sight, sit through countless professional development sessions, and plan for the new year. You guys do so much all of the time, but the beginning of the school year is especially challenging. So I thought I'd help out just a little bit by giving you just about every teacher planner printable you'll need to organize your classroom for free.
One of my favorite things about the teacher planner is the color coordination! Similar pages are organized by color in this collection. This is a feature I added in The Year of Intent last year that users have loved.
Let's take a look at what you're going to get in this year's set of free teacher planner printables.
Calendar Cover Page
Class Schedule – Time block your day or show your daily class schedule in one weekly format.
Week at a Glance – This is a great way to quickly look at your responsibilities for the week. Days are outlined from 5am-8pm and these pages include goal-setting and notes sections.
Monthly Calendar – This is very similar to the one that will be in Year of Intent…the month section is blank so you can write in dates as needed.
Lesson Planning Cover
Unit Overview – Give yourself a quick peek at unit topics, their standards, and individual lessons in that unit.
Lesson Plan Overview – This set also includes 2 pages, giving you the space to outline each section of a lesson (including small group and independent tie-ins).
Weekly Lesson Plans (in both period and subject format) – The big request I had from readers a couple of years ago was a bigger lesson plan format. Ask and you shall receive! I stretched both out to a 2-page format with more space for each day's planning.
Small Group Lessons – Break your small group lessons down into steps, focus, and materials. Includes 2 planning sections per page.
Assignment Log and Homework Log – to keep track of assignments for a given lesson/unit
Student Info Cover
Small Group Pairings – Allows you to review pairings at a glance.
Class List – A must-have in any teacher planner – gives you plenty of room to make a quick list!
Guardian Contact Info – Also a reader request (which I can't believe I didn't think of)…this is great for those days you have to send out emails or call parents in an emergency.
Specialist Contact Info – This gives you a chance to write down case workers/specialized teachers as needed.
Parent Communication – Sometimes you need a detailed log of communication with parents to keep yourself accountable. One of these can be printed for each student.
Birthdays – Great for displaying in a classroom for easy birthday reference!
Student Notes – Need to jot down memories, behavioral trends, or likes/dislikes? This is a great reference point.
Grade Book – Plenty of room for lots of students and assignments.
Conference Notes – Make lots of copies of this one for parent/teacher conference week – it's so easy to pull one of these out before a conference for notes and student/parent accountability.
Attendance – This covers 7 weeks of attendance (so you won't need a ton of these throughout the year).
Notebook Cover Page – Bright and colorful, this is meant to organize your whole notebook.
Miscellaneous Pages Cover
Goals for This Year – This is similar to the goal planning page I have in The Year of Intent, just for teachers!
To Do List – Make notes of to-dos, things that need to be copied, and lessons that need to be planned.
Notes Page – Keep all of those random notes in one place! Great for meetings, conferences, or even during lessons.
And, if you like the Ultimate Teacher Planner, don't forget to check out The 2021-2022 Year of Intent! If you like the printables in this set, you'll love my full set of planning printables pages – it covers everything from goal setting to finances. Keep track of your whole life in one, pretty place! Click here for more information.
You can also check out lots of (free, coordinated) add-ons to this collection on my printable library page.
Happy school year, teachers!
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