This year, I'm planning to use Lauren's planner actually! Check out her adorable video preview of it:
When assembling my planner, I added my Speech Room Inventory Sheets at the back, so that I could have everything in one place!
My one big thing with my planners is that I like to have everything in ONE place. I want a quick reference place for me to have with me at all times. I haven't used it much yet, as I haven't been able to get into my room and read files yet. Here's a peek into it right now though:
I will use it to keep track of my IEPs, other due dates, monthly planning at a glance, and weekly planning among other things!
As far as binders go, I used to use them all of the time. It seemed like a great way to carry everything in one spot. In fact, I had one binder per class in college and grad school. However, I quickly learned that I thought they were bulky, difficult to fit into my purse/ bag, and took up a lot of space on shelves! So all that to say, I typically don't use binders anymore and use folders, spiral binding, etc. Just a personal preference thing.
The exception is when there is a product that I want to be protected more than just spiral binding, file folders, or in ziploc bags. Here are a couple examples for you: