December 17, 2013
The Nerdy Notebook
Over the years, I have fine tuned a system for tracking my lesson plans (from when I was teaching) to do lists, my notes from meetings and conferences, phone calls, and upcoming/parking lot type of thoughts. Friends and colleagues fondly refer to (and now so do I) as the "Nerdy Notebook." Every year, I spend time decorating the cover to remind me why I work so hard (good quotes, pictures of loved ones, etc.) and then I begin to add content. This is a place I "noodle" (notetake + doodle = noodle) and think on paper. I tab important information by using two sticky dots on either side of the paper to create a cheap and easy tab and I refer back to these notes often! You won't see me very many places without this essential documentation and organizational tool.