So you know you're a teacher when you anxiously await for the mail to arrive because you're so exicted about your new planner. I decided to take the plunge and order and Erin Condren planner. Based off first appearances, I love it! I have tried making my own and doing a teacher binder. It was bad, but it was great either because of durability purposes. Erin Condren's planner appears VERY durable! Time will tell. A before picture now, and an after picture at the end of the year!