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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:…

November 19, 2012

Winners of Dash4Teachers!

We are pleased to announce Wendell C. and Patrick G. as the WINNERS of free access to the Dash4Teachers app! We wish you luck in proactively contacting and tracking family contact. Can’t wait for an update on your experience using the…

November 16, 2012

Meet Keith: The Rubberband Man!

While it may not feel like it sometimes, each of us only has two hands, an occasional pocket, and maybe a lanyard to hang on to our keys, our lesson plans, our writing implements, our plans for prep periods, our attendance sheets, our demerit…

November 13, 2012

Get a Free Sneak Peek of Kickboard’s Starter Account!

Have you ever wanted one system to track academic and behavior data? Have you ever wondered how you can capture a student’s progress outside of academics? After a year in beta, Kickboard is launching FREE Starter Accounts for individuals and…

November 8, 2012

Field Trips—More than just a Day on the Farm!

It was not until I attempted to organize my own field trips that I realized just how much darn work field trips are to plan, execute and follow up on for teachers. After one particularly harrowing evening trip to an art exhibit with my students,…

November 7, 2012

Family Communications, Part 2

As promised, we wanted to share additional Google and paper-based ideas and for making and tracking family contact. Claire S., an early childhood teacher in Washington, DC, and two loyal blog commenters (thanks Carol and Xuan!) contributed the…

November 2, 2012

Notebook Line Up

We all have grand ambitions at the beginning of the school year to keep our students organized. We diligently mark notebooks, binders, and folders. . . we use our best markers and our biggest labels. . . we buy a fancy 3-hole punch for the writing…