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September 27, 2013

Introducing . . 100% Digital!

You all know by now that I’m decidedly neutral on your whether or not your organization tools are screen-based or paper-based; I just care you that you have them and you use them. Index cards, commercial planners, iPads, Outlook, Google,…

September 20, 2013

Together Space!

Ahhhhh, September. We greet you with fresh desks, organized bookshelves, and systems a plenty. This time last year, we posted a checklist of ideas for a Together Teacher Desk.  In 2013, we’re taking the “pictures are worth 1,000 words”…

September 17, 2013

Substitutes — We Can’t Live Without ‘Em!

Know you’re going to be out for a fantastic PD? Coming down with a cold? Due for jury duty? Regardless of the reason, at some point during this school year, you are going to need a substitute teacher. We recently met with Danielle T., a…

September 10, 2013

Pump Up the Planner

I can count on two things happening in just about every teacher workshop I lead: 1. Someone proudly whips out an insanely organized paper-based planner that has every detail of his or her life meticulously color-coded. Then, he/she typically…

September 6, 2013

Getting the Most out of Google Tasks

More and more teachers are getting into Google, and more and more districts are converting from Outlook to Google. So, let’s talk for a moment about Google Tasks. I’m not going to lie, Tasks is not my fave Google feature, and I think it…

September 4, 2013

The Together. . . Parent?!?!

This is definitively not a self-help blog. And I try to keep it reasonably professional. However, I thought I would pull back the curtain on a frequently asked question I get around working parenthood: How do you keep it Together at work AND at…