Shifting from classroom teacher to instructional coach was a little uncomfortable at first. For the first time in my career I was in total control of my days. They were no longer dictated by a bell schedule or lesson plans. Instead, my days revolved around meetings, teacher requests, and projects.
I was using Google Calendar for scheduling, various digital and paper to-do lists, and taking little notepads with me to teacher meetings (since it had been recommended not to use a laptop). That system wasn't working for me. So after trying a couple of options, I landed on and have stuck with using an Erin Condren Life Planner. The video above demonstrates how I set up each month to manage my schedule, track my time, and compile my to-do lists.