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January 14, 2018
College Students Continue to Achieve

As mentioned in a previous post our collaboration with Sacramento City College continues to grow and expand. Some of those implementing Organized Binder are English instructors in the college's English Composition Accelerated Program in response to AB 705. Students who did not qualify for English 300 (College Composition) take a concurrent support course called English 108. […]

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October 11, 2017
Mitch Featured on Better Leaders Better Schools

ORGANIZATION PROFILE Organization: https://betterleadersbetterschools.com Focus: Mitch Weathers - RTI2 Tier 1 Universal Level Supports, Universal Design for Learning, and Least Restrictive Environments INTERVIEW From Daniel Evan Bauer: "In today's #podcast with Mitch Weathers, we discuss increasing parent engagement, viewing students by their strengths, and why he started Organized Binder." They also discuss how Organized Binder gives students daily exposure […]

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August 29, 2017
Student Feedback from College Acceleration Project

As our ongoing Sacramento City College collaboration continues to grow and expand, a number of English instructors implemented Organized Binder in the college's Accelerated Program. The acceleration model is in response to AB 705 mandating that Community Colleges "maximize the probability that the student will enter and complete transfer-level coursework in English and mathematics within a […]

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April 13, 2017
Send Us Your Picture!

We would love to see your favorite Organized Binder photo(s) Megan McIntyre from the Urban Community School in Cleveland, OH sent us this picture of two 4th grade students using their Organized Binder's to complete an assignment in Social Studies! We would love to see your great Organized Binder photo(s) as well! Follow these steps: 1. Find […]

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January 27, 2017
Sacramento City College Expands Pilot to 3,000 Students

We are honored to announce that Sacramento City College has widened their Organized Binder pilot to 3,000 students! In the spring of 2016 a handful of professors piloted Organized Binder at Sacramento City College. These professors were so successful that the college has taken the first step to expose as many students as possible to […]

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December 19, 2016
Bridge to the Future Conference

Transition and Workability Conference It was an honor introducing Organized Binder! The Bridge to the Future conference, which focuses on Transition and Workability, took place in San Diego, CA last week. Over the years we have presented Organized Binder at conferences around the country. The attendees at this conference were some of the kindest, most focused, and passionate educators we have met. […]

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November 21, 2016
Committing to Implementation

Committing to Implementation A teacher gets serious about Organized Binder and sees the results (from our November 2016 newsletter) "This year, I decided that I was going to fully commit to Organized Binder. From day one, I stressed the importance of the binder and I told students over and over again the expectations I had for […]

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September 26, 2016
Teaching Adolescents To Become Learners

This is an incredible report from the University of Chicago on the impact of noncognitive skills in the modern classroom. This report sheds light on why Organized Binder has such a significant impact to help teachers be more effective and students more successful.  

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July 22, 2016
Organized Binder and Noncognitive Skills

This article by David Brooks in the New York Times highlights Paul Tough's emphasis on the importance of noncognitive skills. In his latest book, Tough asks, "how, concretely, can we improve students’ noncognitive skills." From my years of experience in the classroom I am convinced that in order for students to master noncognitive skills they require daily exposure […]

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July 19, 2016
Family Income and Noncognitive Skills

Research clearly indicates that noncognitive skills increase student achievement. New research draws a connection between family income and noncognitive skills. As educators and parents if we are to contribute to a democratic society we need to give all students daily exposure to these skills, regardless of socioeconomic status!  

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