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December 4, 2017

The 2017 Together Gift Guide

Togetherness: Part efficiency, part self-care, part productivity, and part paper-sorting. That said, here is our list of favorites from 2017 to help anyone in your life (teachers, colleagues, and heck, even spouses!) get it Together! As someone…

October 3, 2017

The (Fanny) Pack is BACK!

It’s no secret that I have an enduring love for fanny packs. In fact, my passion is well documented here, here, and here. But what do you actually PUT in your fanny pack during the school day? Kristi O., a Dean of Students for…

June 29, 2017

‘Tis the Season: Professional Development Kits

When I’m feeling particularly defeated by the state of my laundry situation, I turn here for inspiration. This blogger has built “kits” for just about everything–sewing, cleaning, bill paying and more! This is the perfect time of year for a…

November 5, 2014

Spotted: Adhesive Envelope Put to Creative Use!

Greg D., a school leader in Washington, DC, has this Post-It brand adhesive folder (aka the Post-it Pocket) affixed to his laptop to store and carry his stuff. The envelope holds his highlighter, phone charger and other things that are tricky to…

March 4, 2014

Hey, What’s That Around Your Neck?

How many of you out there use your smartphone as your system? Ever find yourself lamenting a particular outfit’s lack of pockets as a result? Too embarrassed to wear that old school holster? Or maybe, just maybe, you kept your phone in your back…

January 27, 2014

The Sorted (Household) Inbox: Before and After

By now you know I moved from Brooklyn to the DC ‘burbs about six months ago. You may recall how the summer, and then again the fall, were a sort of wild ride of Together Teacher times for me and my family—jetting about the country, welcoming a…

October 25, 2013

Video Tour! Reuse & Recycle!

Meet Stephanie, a second year elementary school teacher in Washington, DC. Last week I had the privilege of spending time in her classroom. One thing I marveled at was how much thought Stephanie put in to ensuring that her teaching materials…

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…

January 17, 2013

Rockin’ the Together Teacher Lanyards

Thanks so much, friends, for your awesome entries in our December contest for Together Teacher Lanyards. Our lucky lanyard winners are. . . Kaylan, keeping things classy with her A5 Filofax Cuban Zip! Jessica L., juggler extraordinaire:…

January 15, 2013

Everyday Objects: Sheet Protectors for $3.99!

I met Dana P. last month in Washington, DC. Dana is a busy school leader whose schedule is full of duties, grade team meetings, lesson plan reviews, and more. Dana is a paper-based planner. We love her use of sheet protectors to plan her week…

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