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December 19, 2014

See You in 2015!

Friends, we are taking a two-week hiatus between now and January 5th to drink hot chocolate, go ice skating, see family, eat bagels and have four different holiday celebrations across three geographies. But if you miss me, you can always get your…

December 17, 2014

An Alternative to Beast Mode: The Pleasant Door Sign

My latest read is How Google Works. It’s a book full of awesome nuggets on productivity and hiring and holding on to good people. While the authors are proponents of collaborative and open workspace, they also acknowledge that every now and again,…

December 9, 2014

The 2014 Together Teacher Great Gifts Guide

OK, people, it’s that time again. This winter, how are you thanking a teacher in YOUR life? The Together Group has assembled a Great Gifts for Teachers List. Whether you’re a parent giving to your kid’s teacher, a teacher looking to shower…

December 5, 2014

Checklists #4: Breaking Down a Big, Big Thing

Welcome to the fourth installation of our Checklist Series. So far, we’ve written about standard operating procedures, field trips, and managing student data and stuff. For our next post, we welcome back fave guest-blogger Shelby, who’s…

December 4, 2014

Revisited: International Binder Week

Yep, it’s true: I’ve written before about International Binder Week. But I’m so into student and classroom organization that I can’t resist sharing some highlights from this year’s 2014 Binder Week at Harriet Tubman Charter School (part…