Levenger Circa/Rollabind/Something Else?
I've run in to the topic of Circa notebooks or Rollabind Notebooks on several blogs and I've done a lot of research into them. But I'm still not sold.
I'm a student teacher in the Cincinnati, OH area and I'm struggling keeping up with the sheer amount of information. Staff meetings, observation notes, notes/to-do lists, lesson plan ideas, and even some of the college classes I'm taking. I'm overwhelmed and all too frequently I find myself writing in notebooks for the wrong class and end up with my notes all over the place making it a nightmare to try and find anything.
I love the idea of the Circa notebook, but I've read some places about issues with paper (i.e. ink bleeding through), and how easily the pages seem to come out when flipping pages. And I wanted to get some feedback from you guys about the Circa system.
I've tried 5 subject notebooks and Franklin Covey Planners, but everything just seems to fall apart. I've got too much room in some classes and not enough by virtue of the notebook splits and I find the binders from Franklin Covey to be annoying to write in - they're just awkward - especially on the tiny collegiate desks that would better accommodate a notebook that can fold over rather than a cumbersome binder.
I've looked at a few of the office supply stores around here, specifically Staples, to try and find a Rollabind product at a lower cost - but I haven't even found one Rollabind Product anywhere.
Money is tight as I'm sure many of you know yourselves, and I want some feedback before I shell out $40+ for a system that I'm still weary of. And if anyone can tell me where to find a Rollabind or Circa product on the lower end of the price scale that I can try to see for myself how it works, I'd love to hear it!
Thanks for any (and all) help/suggestions you can offer!