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April 3, 2014

Standard Operating Procedure: Make a Checklist

This will come as no surprise, but I love me a good checklist. In fact, Atul Gawande’s The Checklist Manifesto is one of my favorite books of the past five years. Recently, a principal asked me for my thoughts on creating checklists for standard…

March 12, 2014

I Will Not Take Away Your Notebook, I Promise!

I admit I did write about ditching your notebook awhile back. But I’m here to say my intent is NOT to rip your notebook out of your hands. Just like if you love your planner, we only have to make your tool work for you. Meet Sam, an inclusion…

February 7, 2014

The Downsides of Digital Stickies

You know my feeling about Post-it Notes: Resist the urge. Don’t do it. Sure, Post-its have their uses (annotating text, the occasional forced prioritization of three things you ABSOLUTELY MUST DO TODAY, coffee cup coasters), but in general, they…

January 24, 2014

Meet the Arc’s Fancy Cousin: The Levenger

I was lucky enough to meet Julie Ann C., a fifth grade math teacher, in Austin this summer. We quickly developed a mutual admiration society (membership count: two), and she invited me into her organizational life. Similar to Michelle’s Arc…

September 28, 2012

Another Electronic Notebook: OneNote!

Okay, electronic notebook lovers, listen up! We are back with another amazing resource to share: Microsoft OneNote! Mac users: We apologize in advance. OneNote is currently not available for you guys. If you want something similar, try…