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August 31, 2012

Meet Adzua! And Win a Desk Set-up Care Package!

Back-to-School time always means starting fresh with clean desk. . .  setting up where you will lesson plan, where you will grade, and where you will rummage for an afternoon snack. If you just can’t wait, scroll to the bottom of the blog for a…

August 30, 2012

FAQ: Maintaining Good Habits?

Happy New Year, Teachers! The beginning of the school year often feels more to me like January 1 than the actual January 1. For those of us who live on an academic calendar, this is our time of year to make resolutions: we start afresh, buying…

August 24, 2012

Meet Ge’ron! Or, Wearing Multiple Hats!

We are all more than teachers. . . We are also family members, friends, parents, church leaders, community organizers, amateur bowlers, runners, and chefs.  At school alone, many of us take on additional responsibilities like becoming grade level…

August 22, 2012

FAQ: Mixing Personal and Professional?

Thirty minutes into any Together Teacher workshop, when we start talking about consolidating the many calendars that come our way as teachers, a hand inevitably shoots up: “Should I put my personal stuff and professional stuff on the same…

August 17, 2012

For My Technophiles: Evernote Love!

Evernote is everywhere! In a nutshell, Evernote is an electronic notebook that allows you to take notes on separate notebook pages, create notebooks and then organize your notebooks into stacks. No more lugging around a burly five-subject…

August 14, 2012

FAQ: Can I Mix and Match?

Between the last seven days of training almost 350 teachers in getting themselves “together” at the start of the school year, and the last five years of facilitating workshops, and the last two months of responding to educators who read my…

August 8, 2012

Find your Mate: Selecting the Right Paper-Based Planner

As I give workshops around the country, many of my participants self-identify as “hybrid organizers;” they use an electronic or web-based system along with a paper-based system. But, some Together Teacher enthusiasts are exclusively paper-based…