2015-2016 Simplified Coaching Planning Kit – It’s Here!

I couldn’t be more excited that The Simplified Coaching Planning Kit for the 2015-2016 school year is now available in my coaching shop!

Simplified Coaching Planning Kit

This is the second edition of the planning kit and I’m super excited about some of the changes and additions I’ve made this year. It has many of the same great planning tools as last year’s version, however, has evolved with a new design and new planning tools.



This year’s version has five new cover options for you to choose from.


One of the big changes I made this year was color coding the entire planning kit! I thought I’d give you a bit of a brain break on how to set-up your planning kit, by organizing it for you.

Using the table of contents as a guide, you can divide your planning kit into six different sections: Planning, Observations, Debriefs, Meetings, Projects, Reference. You could also color code your dividers to match the planning pages if you wanted to get really fancy.


The planning kit is editable again this year, so you can fill in your planning tools directly on your computer then pop them into your planner, or just print and write!



The planning kit has everything you need to organize and centralize all of your important coaching materials.


And with all of the different tools that I personally use to plan and implement coaching cycles, you’ll be totally on top of it!


This year’s planning kit does not include a calendar, as I’ve designed an even better option…The Time & ToDo Planner! This Kickstarter project recently reached it’s funding goal within 12 short days and the project is officially a GO! It’s not too late to pre-order this planner either. If you prefer to have your calendar within your planning kit, there is digital version available for you to print on your own {includes June and July for you to get a head start on planning this summer}.

I intentionally designed the Time & ToDo Planner to compliment The Simplified Coaching Planning Kit, in both functionality and style. The weekly planner is lightweight and ultra-portable, which will allow you to easily carry it with you wherever you go. At times you may need your weekly planner and your planning kit, or just your planner…now you have stylish options, without the bulk.


I’m confident The Simplified Coaching Planning Kit will help you achieve your goals as an instructional coach.

And with the planning kit available earlier this year, you’ll have plenty of time this summer to get set-up and ready to rock it next year!

Keep me updated!








Planner FAQs:

  • I print on standard letter size, 8.5 x 11″ paper {98 bright, 32 lb}
  • I use the discbound notebook system.  A three hole binder would also work well though!
  • The Levenger punch works for the discbound system. This one is a bit less expensive than the one offered though Levenger.
  • This is the label maker I use.
  • I love the Pilot G2 pens.

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18 Responses to “2015-2016 Simplified Coaching Planning Kit – It’s Here!”

  1. Matt May 15, 2015 at 9:33 am #

    If we ordered/participated in the Kickstarter, is this the same product? When will those ship? Thank you!

    • Kristin Houser May 16, 2015 at 6:09 pm #

      Hi Matt!
      Thanks for checking in. The Kickstarter is for the Time & ToDo Planner, which is a different product. The Kickstarter will officially end on May 28th. From there we’ll go into production during early June and be shipping by late June, so you should have your planner by early July!

  2. DeAnna Miller May 15, 2015 at 10:06 am #

    I have been waiting for this with much anticipation. I love your blog and it has helped me grow so much as a coach. This was my first year, and I used many of your suggestions to help me with my coaching goals. Thank you so much for creating such a great resource!

    • Kristin Houser May 16, 2015 at 6:21 pm #

      Thanks DeAnna!! I’m so appreciative that you’re a part of the MsHouser community. And so cool to hear that I’ve been able to play a “virtual” helping hand in your first year of coaching :) On to the second year!

  3. Christy May 15, 2015 at 12:07 pm #

    What size rings do you use?

    • Kristin Houser May 16, 2015 at 6:23 pm #

      Hi Christy!
      I prefer the 1/4 inch rings as the notebook flips a bit better, but can handle the 1/2 inch rings if I need the space :)

  4. Meredith May 15, 2015 at 5:04 pm #

    This is fantastic! I loved using the 2014-15 planner and am so excited to get the one for my upcoming school year! Love this!

    • Kristin Houser May 16, 2015 at 6:24 pm #

      Hi Meredith!
      I’m so glad you’re psyched about this year’s planner…me too :) I’m ready to put it into action!

  5. Marchele May 16, 2015 at 7:52 am #

    Yay! Thank you! Can’t wait to use it.

  6. Kelly May 16, 2015 at 10:31 am #

    When will the 2015-16 Simplified Teaching Planner be out?

    • Kristin Houser May 16, 2015 at 6:27 pm #

      Hi Kelly!
      Thanks so much for checking in. And great question! I’m working on it currently, and am planning to have it out by the end of May. Stay tuned!

      • Kelly May 19, 2015 at 9:53 am #

        Thanks so much!!! I’m a new high school teacher and am also a planner addict so I cannot wait to use these :)

  7. Consie May 18, 2015 at 9:53 am #

    Your coaching expertise has been invaluable this year, as a first year coach with lots of classroom and leadership experience and a lot of trust from principal but no prior coaching experience, your tips have been a life saver. I found your site a point in the year when I felt like I was drowning, the job what getting done bout I was so unorganized and working what felt like 24/7! I am excited about adding your tips and tools to my toolkit to start the year and am eagerly anticipating a much smoother and calmer start to the year. With that said, how do you order the Time and To Do Planner? When I clicked on the link above, the page would not load.

  8. Carol Zeitz June 7, 2015 at 9:17 am #

    I am a new teacher and have been hunting for planners. I love the idea of the Arc/Circa format and am looking forward to your 2015-16 teacher planner download. I think its going to be a perfect fit for what I need. Any update on when it will be available?

    • Kristin Houser June 8, 2015 at 11:31 am #

      Hi Carol!
      Thanks so much for your comment and welcome to teaching! I’m working on The Simplified Teaching Planning Kit, and will definitely have it out by the end of July, hopefully in the next few weeks :)

  9. Jessica July 22, 2015 at 11:24 am #

    I am so excited to be starting my first year as an instructional coach, I pinned this a while ago, and am starting to get ready for the new school year and went to order this, but it says it is sold out! I was so bummed! Is there anyway to order the Simplified Coaching Kit still?

    Thank you!

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