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December 24, 2012

Digital Detox

Dear Together Teachers, Greetings! I hope you all are enjoying a happy and rejuvenating holiday break. Here at the Together Teacher, we are celebrating with a semi-Digital Detox. On my analog agenda, I’m looking forward to cookie-baking,…

December 24, 2012

With Sadness and Anger

It’s easier to stick to planners, calendars, To-Do lists, PD materials, electronic notebooks and uplifting stories of teachers working hard every day than express to you my feelings about the elementary school shooting in Newtown,…

December 18, 2012

FAQ: How Do I Clean Up My Clipboard?

We teachers cannot live without our clipboards. To this day, I cannot teach without a clipboard in hand. It’s like my security blanket; I feel safely wrapped up with my pacing guide, anecdotal notes, and lesson plans. The challenge, of course,…

December 11, 2012

Flexing Your Outlook Muscles!

We know many of you use Outlook in your schools—particularly for e-mail and calendar features. Here are a few things we love about how Cole F., a teacher in Harlem, uses Outlook to manage his time. We encourage you to steal some of his…

December 4, 2012

Modify Your Mate

It was great fun to recently bump into Jocelyn G. in Boston. Jocelyn was one of our original Together Teacher workshop attendees some years ago, and she continues to be a thoughtful, dedicated, and Together teacher—now over a decade into her…

November 29, 2012

Together Teacher Book Clubs: New Year’s Resolution?

In our recent travels, we’ve caught wind of Together Teacher Book Clubs brewing across the country. Exciting stuff! Over the next few months, we’ll highlight the great practices we’re seeing so you can institute your very own book club….

November 27, 2012

International Binder Week

Student organization is TOUGH. This topic comes up as a request in every single workshop we give. So, I was very, very happy when I found this video from Harriet Tubman Charter School in New Orleans. It’s so awesome, you’ll want to watch it…

November 20, 2012

FAQ: What Happens If I Lose It?

Today’s Question: All this organization stuff sounds great, but now that I have everything in one place, what happens if I lose my iPhone, clipboard, Flexy Friend, or binder? (insert look of pure horror and devastation here). Today’s Answer:…