Our Focus

Our planners are designed by teachers, for teachers with the understanding of the nuances of the profession. Our focus is on the most minimal and colour-free internal designs, incredible functionality and a compact & professional build.

Minimal & Customisable

Our internal layouts and designs are completely free of colour (no overwhelming chaos to compete with!), and only include essential layouts. We wanted to make sure we didn't clutter your planner with pages you will never use, but also give you the option of customising your perfect planner using our Disc System if you need extra layouts.

Incredibly Functional

We are teachers, and know what teachers are searching for in a planner. Our All-In-One Teacher Planner is a one of a kind, unique design that you won't find anywhere else. It is a design that we created to finally give teachers a place that can capture every aspect of the profession, and not just a place for lesson plans.

Compact & Professional

Our planners are made from incredibly high-quality & durable materials, without the bulk of a traditional hard-cover planner that can get very thick and heavy, very quickly! Feel confident bringing your TFT planner to important meetings with our compact and professional design.

Our planners are 100% Made In Australia using almost all Australian sourced materials

About Cayli

Welcome to The Functional Teacher, your go-to destination for teacher planners and stationery. I'm Cayli, the owner of this venture, and I'm thrilled to share a bit about myself and the passion that drives this business.

Education has always been a part of my life, with my mother being a teacher. From a young age, I found myself spending countless hours in the classroom, which naturally shaped my aspirations. It was clear to me that becoming a teacher was not just a career choice; it was a calling. I wholeheartedly embraced this path and currently work full time as a Pre-Primary teacher, dedicating my time and energy to educating young minds.

My teaching journey has taken me to various places, including Victoria and Western Australia, and even internationally in South Africa, England, and Malaysia. These experiences have not only enriched my professional life but also broadened my perspective on education and the unique needs of teachers.

In addition to my professional journey, I am a proud mother of twin daughters who are now toddlers. Parenthood has shown me the value of staying organised and being on top of everything life throws at us. Balancing a demanding teaching career with motherhood has deepened my appreciation for the importance of effective planning and organisation.

This is where my passion for teacher planners and stationery comes into play. The Functional Teacher was born from the fusion of my love for teaching and my dedication to staying organised. We take pride in offering a range of minimalist, durable, and practical planners that are designed to help teachers like you focus on what truly matters. 

I am immensely passionate about what we offer at The Functional Teacher, and it brings me great joy to see our products being used by teachers who share our commitment to quality and functionality. I believe in crafting planners without the unnecessary fluff, ensuring that every feature serves a purpose in your daily life as an educator.

Thank you for being a part of our small Australian business and for supporting us in our mission to make teachers' lives easier and more organised. We're dedicated to serving your needs and providing you with the tools that empower you to excel in your teaching career.

Feel free to explore our website, discover our range of products, and join our community of like-minded educators who prioritise functionality and quality. We look forward to being a valuable part of your teaching journey.

Please get in touch if I can help in anyway!

Cayli X
The Functional Teacher Owner