Back to school planners for Teachers and Students

Back to school planners for Teachers and Students

We are entering another school year. Last year was the first full year post-COVID and it was a crazy, busy school year! I kept organized and then things would get disorganized so I had to stop and reorganize over and over again. That is the work life of a high school bookkeeper and ASB Secretary. I LIVE out of my planners! I keep an open calendar for district dates but my agenda is for the Athletics and ASB events scheduling. I am using The Happy Planner – 2022 Modern Wild Classic. I loved this quote and design.

The Happy Planner has so many designs and organizational products and planners for teachers, students, employees and parents. For 2022, The Happy Planner is featuring Monday-Friday design dated specifically for the school year, as well as horizontal box spaces and checklists. If your schedule is always different then they have undated planners to create your own day by day scheduling.

Look at these 2022 – 2023 designs below. What a great gift for students and teachers to start their year off right! I love the disc binding in my planner. When my desk gets out of control with forms and other papers and receipts, I can spot my planner easily. On every page, the spaces in the monthly calendar, checklists and notes are always the perfect size for notes and my handwriting.

Get organized in 22/23 with the planners, stickers, boards and more at The Happy Planner online shop and they are also available on Amazon.


2022 Back To School Guide

2022 Back To School Guide

Another year older- another grade to master! Whether you have a child entering preschool or high school or perhaps you are going back to school, we have you covers. From preschool to college, these topics will guide you into a 22/23 school year!

All in 1 spot. The best posts all school-related are linked below. You will want to bookmark this page to come back as I add more posts almost daily!

These Megamats from TCG toys are a great floor mat for classrooms or at home to ignite imaginations and engaging play! Great for preschool to kindergarten.

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Studying at Home: 6 Tips To Study Without Distractions. Great for high school to College!

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Sending a College student off to extreme climates? If you are going from mild weather to extreme cold or hot, make sure you send them with the right skincare products for the elements such as these MongoKiss lip balms from Eco Lips.

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Turn off the TV and video games and grab a game the entire family can get into. From entertaining toddlers to bonding with the teens, the ToDo Game is an award-winning Australian activity cards that promote meaningful conversations. Great for all ages!

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Designed for women of all sizes and shapes, the apparel of Taylor Jay is comfortable and ever changing as we move through life. Oakland, Ca. designer Taylor Jay wanted to create styles for every women-every one of us! This makes a great gift for the College students heading off on their own!

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New at Patagonia stores and online is a children’s book about protecting sea life and recycling. The book is called, Better Than New: A Recycle Tale / Mejor Que Nuevo: Un Cuento de Reciclaje (by Robert Broder).

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For 2022, The Happy Planner is featuring Monday-Friday design dated specifically for the school year, as well as horizontal box spaces and checklists. 

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Studying at Home: 6 Tips To Study Without Distractions

The opportunity to get an education online has helped thousands of people to accomplish their goal of receiving a certificate or degree. Online learning has multiple advantages and helps people who deal with other responsibilities in their lives, such as working or parenting, that may have formerly inhibited them from continuing their education. Some people simply prefer studying online.

Getting an education online, however, presents some potential disadvantages to students, but nothing that can’t be overcome. For some people, studying from the computer and without any classmates there can be distracting and can make it hard to stay motivated. Here are six tips that will help you reduce distractions and be more focused during your online study time.

1. Get Ready for School

Before studying, take a shower and get dressed. If you really want to, you can put your pajamas back on. However, you should make an effort to care for yourself before you begin. Online students often do not see the importance of looking neat, but how you look influences how you feel. When you strive to look presentable, you will feel more confident in yourself and your abilities while you study.

2. Organize Your Space

Keep your computer properly connected and your desk area organized and clean. If you eat or drink while studying (which is totally fine, by the way) be sure to clean it up immediately afterward. If you were attending a college or university in person, wouldn’t you do the same? Additionally, make sure you have enough light to read any materials you have, and that you have pens and paper on hand for notes within reach.

3. Use a Planner

Studying at home offers you flexibility, but you should still work to be organized. Take time to plan your week. Make time for each course and plan out the homework or projects you know will be due to ensure you finish them on time. Establish priorities with your school work every day and review them each morning. Write down due dates so you don’t miss any. Arrange your schedule around work and family responsibilities.

4. Set Alarms and Breaks

While studying, it can be helpful to set an alarm. You should give yourself enough time to get through all of your different courses and homework. You also need to schedule some breaks. Focus for an hour and then take a 5-10 minute break. It will help you to stay focused for the next hour.

5. Communicate With Your Family

If you do not live alone, communicate with your family about your schedule. For example, if you are a parent, prepare your kids ahead of time by letting them know you will study today. If they are more independent, ask for their help with home chores. Sit and talk about your goals with everyone at home and find ways to help each other.

6. Turn off Social Media

Social media is one of the biggest distractions to online learning. Turn off your phone or silence notifications during study times. 

Now that you have the tools, what are you waiting for? Now is a great time to get started on improving your education.

Healthy Living

What Is an Administrative Nurse, and What Do They Do?

So you’re thinking of becoming an administrative nurse? Here are a few reasons why you might want to consider this career path:

An administrative nurse is someone who helps keep a medical office or clinic running smoothly. They are responsible for tasks such as answering phones, scheduling appointments, billing insurance companies, and organizing medical records.

An administrative nurse must have excellent communication and customer service skills, as they will be interacting with patients on a daily basis. They should also be detail-oriented and good at multitasking, as they will often be juggling several tasks at once.

If you are interested in a career in healthcare but don’t want to work directly with patients, becoming an administrative nurse could be a great option for you.

What is an administrative nurse?

Administrative nurses play a vital role in the smooth running of medical offices and clinics. They are responsible for tasks such as answering phones, scheduling appointments, billing insurance companies, and organizing medical records.

An administrative nurse must have excellent communication and customer service skills, as they are often the first point of contact for patients. They must also be well-organized and detail-oriented, as they handle many important tasks that directly impact patient care.

If you are interested in a career in nursing but do not want to work directly with patients, then a position as an administrative nurse may be the perfect fit for you.

The duties of an administrative nurse

The duties of an administrative nurse include coordinating the activities of the nursing staff, developing and implementing policies and procedures, participating in budget preparation and monitoring expenditure, maintaining medical records, and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements. They also collaborate with physicians to plan and provide direct patient care.

Administrative nurses typically work in hospital settings but may also work in clinics, long-term care facilities, and other healthcare organizations. They typically report to a nursing manager or administrator.

Administrative nurses use their clinical knowledge and experience to improve patient care delivery systems. Their skills in problem-solving, critical thinking, and leadership are essential in developing policies and procedures that promote quality patient care. They also use their interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with staff, physicians, and other health care professionals.

The duties of an administrative nurse also include acting as a liaison between the nursing staff and the administration. They may be involved in disciplinary actions and performance evaluations. They also work with the human resources department to ensure that nurses are properly compensated and have adequate benefits. In addition, they may be responsible for recruiting and training new nurses. Administrative nurses typically work full time, and some may work irregular hours. They may be required to work evenings, weekends, and holidays. Some administrative nurses are on call 24 hours a day.

How to become an administrative nurse

Administrative nurses are responsible for the overall management and operations of a healthcare facility. They may be responsible for supervising other nurses and health care staff, developing policies and procedures, budgeting and financial planning, and patient care coordination. If you are interested in becoming an administrative nurse, here are a few steps you can take to get started:

1. Obtain a nursing degree from an accredited nursing program. Administrative nurses typically have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in nursing.

2. Get experience working in a healthcare setting. Administrative nurses typically have several years of experience working as a registered nurse in a variety of settings before moving into an administrative role. They often also pursue a higher degree, such as one of the many RN to MSN programs online.

3. Consider obtaining a certification in health care administration or a related field. Although not required, certification can demonstrate your commitment to the field and give you an edge when applying for jobs.

4. Find a position as an administrative nurse in a healthcare facility. Start by searching for job openings online or contacting hospitals and other healthcare facilities directly.

5. Once you have secured a position, complete any required training and orientations. Administrative nurses must be familiar with the policies and procedures of their facility, as well as state and federal regulations.

By following these steps, you can begin your career as an administrative nurse. With experience and dedication, you may eventually become a nursing administrator or executive.