This is another way I add extra calendar pages during busy week – lined notepaper with updated bookings lists for each day.
I book quite a number of lessons in advance. Closer to the time I have cancellations, time changes, and other bookings squeezed. The original page ends up illegible, or too full of notations. If I misread something or something is illegible, it could end up in disaster.
Last night I rewrote the first three days of next week on plain lined notepaper (Wednesday is on the reverse of the page). I added washi tape to brighten the notepaper up a bit because I am rather stressed at the moment.
My ring organiser really keeps me on top of things. I follow whatever it tells me and I hardly ever double book or miss a lesson. Perhaps once a year?
For each hour of teaching I probably have an hour of administration (Teams invitations, emails, preparation, correction, attendance registers, printing and posting, as well as invoicing). In September I am up to 210 hours of work so far. Next month will be even busier, and travelling time between clients will make my working hours longer. We’ll se how messy my calendar will look then!
For years I used an A5, and that size would definitely be better for what I do. But the binders are so big and heavy that I end up not taking them everywhere I should, and I end up making mistakes. Personal has been a far more versatile size for me, although nowadays I am avoiding my beloved 30mm rings because they make the weight and size less portable for me.
Interestingly, I don’t think what I do is planning. It’s scheduling. And many other people record things, rather than plan things. Although we all call it planning. What do you think?