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August 18, 2015

Revenge of the Analog: Passion Planner Review

Did anyone read this New Yorker article on the revenge and resurgence of analog tools? I remain Switzerland in the paper vs. digital debate, though I will still go on record to say that printing your digital tools is a good workaround to meet in the…

April 30, 2015

Guest Post: Keeping Up With the Paperwork – IEP Edition

Maia’s Note: I met Kristin Barnhart, a Learning Specialist and 5th Grade Team Leader in Nashville, a few years ago at a teacher-leader training, and I was WOW-ed by her Togetherness as a special educator. She is passionate about supporting all…

February 20, 2015

Spotted: Middle School Classroom Organization

We are mostly geared toward TIME management for teachers, leaders, and other education professionals, but occasionally we veer into the world of STUFF! Most books on classroom, aka STUFF, organization seem to be geared toward cutesy elementary…

January 9, 2015

Happy New Year + Build Your Own Planner

Happy New Year! Better late than never, right? And I’m back with the coolest thing ever. Can’t find the perfect 2015 calendar at the office supply store? Well, build your OWN. Paper-based friends, there are a LOT of planners out there on the…

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…

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…

November 22, 2013

More Together Classrooms

Here are a few neat photos of Together Classrooms I’ve seen recently in my travels. Thanks to Amanda and Crystal at The Prep Schools in Cleveland and the whole team at Collegiate Academies in New Orleans for providing such great material! Great…

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…

August 21, 2013

Mailbag: No Paper? No Problem!

Hi Maia, Can you help me out? I’m looking for suggestions from teachers on how to create a classroom environment with less paper for elementary and middle school parents, students and teachers. How can we work with less paper, as our district…