‘Tis the Season: Professional Development Kits

‘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 traveling PD Kit. Many of...
Spotted: Adhesive Envelope Put to Creative Use!

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 carry around a school...
Hey, What’s That Around Your Neck?

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 pocket until that one...
The Sorted (Household) Inbox: Before and After

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 newborn baby, living out...
Video Tour! Reuse & Recycle!

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 could be re-used this...
Substitutes — We Can’t Live Without ‘Em!

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 permanent substitute at her...