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February 26, 2014

Teacher OFFICES?! You Heard Me Right!

I know. You saw the title of this post and thought it was an oxymoron, right?! Teacher OFFICES?! Yes, you heard me right. And I’m not talking about big desks in classrooms. I am talking about real deal, bona fide offices. I frequently hear from…

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…

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…

August 28, 2013

Covered in Cords

Confession: My name is Maia, and I love my gadgets. I have my Kindle for reading, my laptop for working, my iPod for listening, my iPhone for chatting, and my iPad for wasting time. I’m sure I could consolidate…but I like reading when…

May 9, 2013

Set Up a Supply Station

A few months back, we showed off a Supply Station of commonly used medicines, cleaners, and important gizmos maintained by a school operations team. But what if your school is not so lucky to have such a team to swoop in to your rescue? What can…

November 2, 2012

Notebook Line Up

We all have grand ambitions at the beginning of the school year to keep our students organized. We diligently mark notebooks, binders, and folders. . . we use our best markers and our biggest labels. . . we buy a fancy 3-hole punch for the writing…

September 21, 2012

No Desk? No Cart? No Problem!

After last week’s post about teacher desks, a few of you wrote in to share your stories of not having a desk, or not even having a cart! I feel your pain. I spent a year teaching in three different outside trailers…there were  frequent…

September 19, 2012

FAQ: Hey, Do You Have a Pen I Could Borrow?

My first year of teaching, I had REALLY long (and admittedly, kind of messy) hair. At the end of the day, I would shake out my ponytail and occasionally find at least three pens hanging out up there. Next, I would empty the pockets of my…

September 13, 2012

Parents Need Help With Organization, Too!

I had my first taste of school as a parent last week when I dropped off my 2-year old daughter at preschool for her very first day. I diligently followed her school’s guidelines for labeling an extra set of clothes, what was and was not allowed in…