If you’re like me, you rely on your paper planner. My husband thinks it is funny that I am a technology blogger yet still have to maintain a physical planner that I carry around. There is something about seeing actual ink cross off an item once it is done. I’m a big “to-do-list” maker.
So…. after posting a few photos about receiving the fabulous goodies from C.Jayne Teach, Chandra’s Store, I immediately had friends emailing asking the question, “Which do you like better? Erin Condren or Teacher Anchor?”
I contemplated including this segment on this post, but I knew that I would get tons of similar questions, so it would be best to openly address it in as honest of a way as I could see fit.
Personally, I’ve been using the Erin Condren Teacher Planner for the past year. I do love it and highly recommend it. Starting this June, I’ll transfer my organizing needs to the Teacher Anchor by C.Jayne Teach. I am very excited to try this out. Honestly, minus the color of the interior pages that the Erin Condren planner offers, they truly are quite similar.
One item I really wish the Teacher Anchor had was tabbed sections. I do plan to buy tabs and section my planner for easy access to each section. I also wish there was a way to purchase an upgrade for personalization to the cover. I adore the design. I wish I could add my name to the existing design.
A huge bonus the Teacher Anchor offers is the entire data piece. This is not included with the Erin Condren Teacher Planner. Chandra Jayne was a classroom teacher. So, of course, it made sense for her to include such a detailed and teacher-friendly section to have for assessments.
Well, I was able to choose. I chose the Teacher Anchor.
I selected to give this product a try because I was sold on the fact that it included an additional teaching tool: the data/assessment section. Because I constantly hold conferences with my students during reading and writing workshop, I was curious about the templates Chandra would include for her product. When you open the large binder, you will find a ton of card-stock templates. These are your master copies. I’m looking forward to planning over the summer and setting up my binder. There are a few templates I’m over the moon about. I especially love the conferencing forms for small groups. They’re organized with exactly the necessary information!
If you view the video above, you will see more examples showing off specific templates.
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