The idea came from http://jyjoynercounselor.blogspot.com and is very similar to what she shared.
2013-2014 Counselor Planner
1. Important Papers: Mental health resources, College Seminar Outline, Counselor contacts, high school credit requirements, and IEP passports to keep handy.
2. Yearly Calendar: This is where I will plan Red Ribbon Week, Bulletin Board ideas, and group counseling for the year.
3. Monthly Calendar: I put my monthly counselor meetings, conferences, school events, college visits, etc. here.
4. To do list: I must have a "To Do" list. This list is ongoing of daily "to do's." If there are items that I must do immediately, I put a date of when I need to get them done. Other than that, I just make sure I work through the list.
5. Week Planner: I started writing "To Do's" here, but it became too messy. Since I am teaching a course this year, this where I will put my plans.
6. Counseling Schedule and Notes: This allows me to jot down the names of students I see daily and a note about what the meeting was about (if I have time). It worked well last year. I use this for scheduling purposes as well as students who drop in for something. Since I try not to take students out of the same class every week, I can look back to the previous week and plan accordingly.
7. Parent Conference/Call Log: As you can tell, I document everything! I even keep the faxes that I send. I document parent conferences and phone calls.
8. Note paper: This is where I take extra notes. However, I just purchased a notebook from Target that will be my "Personal/Social" planning notebook of ideas. I can't wait to use it!
9. I inserted a 2 pocket folder in the back of the planner, but it is larger than the notebook so I may take it out. Plus, I won't be such a hoarder if I have to keep this planner neat (instead of sticking papers inside the folder).
That is all! I hope that I gave you some ideas to help you organize. I purchased the colorful dividers at Staples and the Flex notebook at Target.