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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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July 14, 2016
Great Feedback From Philadelphia

In May we were invited to present Organized Binder to educators at the Teacher Symposium for the School District of Philadelphia. The sessions went well, 100% of attendees surveyed plan to use the system in their classroom, of over 96% said the session was an effective use of their time. Thanks to all the educators who […]

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June 15, 2016
A Middle School Teacher's One-Liner(s)

This email from an Organized Binder middle school teacher in Southern California made me chuckle. For our May 2016 Newsletter we asked indie Organized Binder teachers to send us a one-liner about the impact the system is having on their pedagogy and/or classroom. The first line of her response read, "I will have to pull […]

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June 15, 2016
Sacramento City College Pilot

A small group of professors at Sacramento City College implemented Organized Binder, here is what their students had to say: Over 85% of students surveyed said the system helps them know what the class is doing each, whether or not there is homework, and when larger or important assignments are due. 67% of students report that […]

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June 15, 2016
Organized Binder Helps Student Succeed in College

A Visit From A Student One of my former (and favorite) students is getting ready to graduate from college. She recently stopped by for a visit. I asked her how Organized Binder helped her achieve:  Hi Mr. Weathers,  Organized Binder was a perfect system to help me keep my schoolwork organized. All the materials I needed for […]

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May 12, 2016
Teacher One-Liners

We asked Organized Binder teachers who teach at schools that have not adopted the system (aka they are the only educators on campus using the system) to send us a one-liner about the impact Organized Binder has had this school year. Here are a few of their responses:  "Organized Binder solves the problem of the […]

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