Creating content and artwork for your school’s student planner can be a daunting task, often met with sighs and groans. However, fear not! In this blog post, we will guide you through the process of designing an engaging and functional student planner, with a focus on making the journey enjoyable rather than a dreaded chore. Plus, we’ll introduce you to the Penstripe Customer Care team, your dedicated allies in this planning adventure.
1. Understanding the Purpose: Start by understanding the purpose of the student planner. It’s not just a schedule keeper; it’s a tool for students to stay organised, set goals, and track their progress. Consider how you can make each page contribute to a positive and productive learning experience.
2. Engaging Content Ideas: Brainstorm content that students will find useful and interesting. Include goal-setting pages, study tips, motivational quotes, and even space for personal reflections. The more engaging the content, the more likely students will use the planner regularly.
3. Artwork that Pops: Infuse creativity into the design! Collaborate with students or local artists to create visually appealing artwork that reflects the school’s spirit. Think about colour schemes, icons, and graphics that resonate with your student body.
4. Interactive Elements: Consider adding interactive elements like goal-setting sections, habit trackers, or QR codes linking to helpful resources. Making the planner interactive will increase its utility and make it more enjoyable for students to use.
5. Time Management Tips: Include sections on effective time management and study techniques. This not only adds value to the planner but also supports students in developing essential skills for academic success.
6. Penstripe Customer Care: Whether you need assistance with design, have questions about the printing process, or want advice on content, the Penstripe Customer Care team are there to guide you at every stage.
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