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  • Jordan's Review

    I received my Intentional Educator Journal as a gift and I could not have been more thrilled! As a new educational leadership doctoral student who just also started a new job supporting hundreds of first-generation college students attending top schools across the nation, the journal could not have been more timely. I like the size of the journal, the feel of the pages and the cover, and I love the colors of grey, pink, and orange mixed in together. The structure of the journal is perfect for me! I can fill in the prompts in the mornings after meditating and then in the evenings after a long day of work and a workout, I can use the right side to reflect on how my day went and what I learned. This journal proved immensely useful in my Leadership as a Reflective Practice class which is why I included it in my daily structured practice for my doctoral program. Using the Intentional Educator Journal is a sure way to ensure you remain a mindful, intentional, and reflective leader and learner. I am even inspired to return to my creative writing. Get yours now and journal on!

    Jackie's Review

    As an educator, I find myself on a quest every summer to find the "right" planner/academic calendar. I go to all the local stores, I search online, and I can never find exactly what I am looking for. Of course, I need a calendar, but I always wanted more than that, and it was one of those things where I would have a hard time explaining it, but I would know it once I saw it. As luck would have it, I was at a conference and I ran into a friend who had this planner. After I ransacked her book, (my friend is very patient and kind) I decided to get one of my own and I love it. I love the fact that there are inspirational quotes throughout, places to write notes and a to-do list for every week. Additionally, in between the weeks, there are pages devoted to self-reflection. The back has a folder that comes in very handy. I love the fact that the months are tabbed so you can access them quickly. My only regret is that I didn't find it sooner. I will recommend it to all my friends.


    Amazon Review

    This teacher planner is great for all levels of teaching and reflecting on lessons. I love the inspirational messages throughout.

    Lindamichelle's Review

    I am a writer. What separates me from others who are not considered writers is that I write. It seems obvious, but in the last year or so, I've had to remind myself of that fact. So anything that supports my writing supports my best self. When I received my copy of the Intentional Educator Daily Reflection Journal I was thrilled. The journal reminded me of a bible, which elevated any thoughts I would create and enter into the pages. I love the focus on "mindfulness." Not only was I encouraged to write, but I was also encouraged to reflect on myself as a woman, educator, and writer. I am thankful for the opportunity to support my mind and spirit with this journal and to begin and or end each day with purpose.

    Lisa's Review

    Great Product! The monthly and weekly planning pages are easy to follow and I love the "looking back" pages built in for reflection on my practice. This is a teacher planner every educator can use to improve their organization and productivity, but most importantly it can help any teacher in becoming better at what they do because it was designed for teachers. This is a one of a kind super useful planner.

    Harvey's Review

    I love this teacher planner. It contains best practices, room to write, and quality paper. I also love the monthly and weekly organization.

    Joan's Review

    This student planner changed my life! I was the type of person to just say “I’ll just remember I have to do this that and that” or I would write it on my hand and the task would never ever get done. That really affected my school life, and I would always forget to do my assignments and turn in projects. It even affected my mental health. This planner has so many compartments that helped me get my life on track. It gave me enough space to map out each day, week, and month. It even had sections that focused on mental health. You had the option to do weekly reflections, so it almost forces you to focus on yourself and reflect which I needed. It also offers inspirational quotes that are always nice to look at. This planner is easy to use and perfect for anyone. Best planner I’ve ever had!

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    Take a few minutes for your self

    Deep Breathing

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    & Focus

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    Breath Focus

    3 mins.

    Rest Well

    4 mins.


    4 mins.

    Dolphin Breaths

    4 mins.

    Body Scan

    5 mins.

    Gratitude for Breath, Mind

    & Body

    5 mins.

    Calm, Confidence, Clarity

    6 mins.

    Acknowledging Negative Thoughts

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    Observing Our Thoughts

    7 mins.


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    Practicing Lovingkindness

    8 mins.

    Releasing Sadness

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    Who Am I?

    11 mins.

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  • What is Intentional Education?

    Intentional Education is the daily decision to live, learn, teach, and lead through the purposeful and holistic integration of mindset (the beliefs, attitudes, and dispositions that shape our thoughts and ultimately our actions), mindfulness (a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment), reflective practice (a continuous cycle of self-observation and self-evaluation) in all areas of one’s life and self-regulation, the ability to control and manage one's self, by oneself in pursuit of long-term goals.


    As Intentional Educators, it is imperative that we bring our best selves to everything we do. To educate with intention is to develop our minds, bodies, and spirits as we seek to teach, learn, lead and live fuller lives. Thus, I have attempted to incorporate that philosophy into the planner.


    The Intentional Educator Planner is designed to resonate with educators who share my philosophy, as well as those who share my delight in discovering items that are as aesthetically pleasing as they are functional. It is also meant to be a living, ever-evolving, work-in-progress (like me), so I welcome feedback and suggestions on how it, too, may evolve to best suit the needs of the amazing educators who use it.


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    Hi, I'm Nicolette. I am a full-time multi-passionate educator. I am a doctor of education, master certified life coach, and personal trainer with the knowledge, experience, and ability to help purpose-driven and action-oriented teachers and students turn theory into practice. Be well, feel better, and do what matters most.

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