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January 21, 2016
January 2016 Tip of the Month: The Opportunity To Reteach

January 2016 NEWSLETTER The Opportunity To Reteach A few years ago I was helping Helen, a teacher at an Organized Binder school, who was swamped by a very large exam she had to grade. I offered to help her record the scores and file some papers while she finished the grading. I overheard her talking to herself […]

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January 17, 2016
Overwhelming Community College Success

SCHOOL PROFILE School: Sierra College | Rocklin | California Our most vulnerable graduates who go to college overwhelmingly attend community college. The Student Success Task Force for Community Colleges recently reported that "more than 70 percent of community college students who enter the system are under prepared to do college-level work with the majority being first generation college students, […]

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October 25, 2015
October 2015 Tip of the Month: Practice for EL Students

October 2015 NEWSLETTER Practice for EL Students A few years ago I was talking with a teacher about how to help her Spanish-speaking students increase their English language proficiency, a common discussion in schools in the US. She was frustrated that her students communicate in their native language when interacting with one another in class and […]

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October 25, 2015
Highlights From Teachers

October 2015 NEWSLETTER: Highlights from Elementary, Middle School, and High School Teachers We appreciate all the emails we receive from Organized Binder teachers! We decide to share a few this month: “I'm not exaggerating when I say that my life was turned around when I attended the Organized Binder session at the CSTA in Palm Springs, CA […]

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October 7, 2015
Success In Cleveland, Ohio

SCHOOL PROFILE School: Urban Community School | Cleveland | Ohio Urban Community School is a K-8 school that provides primarily low-income children from Cleveland with an individualized, innovative, and challenging education. The school prides itself on welcoming a diverse student body, with a focus on serving low-income children. Urban Community School serves nearly 500 students with 78% living at […]

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September 9, 2015
Gateway Community School

SCHOOL PROFILE School: Gateway Community School | San Mateo | California School Information:Gateway offers a temporary program which provides students with a place to demonstrate positive behavior in the areas of academics, attendance and attitude. Students are placed at Gateway by the district schools for one or two semesters, and may, with the permission of the district, decide to stay […]

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July 28, 2015
June/July 2015 Tip of The Month: 1 Minute Equals 3 Hours

A few years ago I witnessed the worst high school class ever! I was sitting in the back of a classroom somewhere in the Mid-West. The school had implemented Organized Binder and I was there for a Follow-Up Session to meet with the staff and offer support. I watched in horror as the teacher took 20 […]

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July 27, 2015
Highlights From 2014-2015 School Year

It is an honor to look back on the success teachers have using Organized Binder. Here a few snapshots teachers have shared from the 2014-2015 school year: “I can't tell you how much easier it's been since I've made this system my center of gravity.  It really gives me a sense of cohesion and clarity for units and […]

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February 19, 2015
Seeing Postive Change After Day One

This past Monday Juliet Gomez, an ELD teacher at Woodside High School in Woodside, CA (remember Waiting for Superman?) attended a training to get her questions answered about Organized Binder. The next day in class she implemented the system in  her classroom and sent us this email: “Thank you so much! The training was very helpful […]

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February 2, 2015
Organized Binder: A Reprieve From the Grind of the Teaching Day

We recently received this feedback from an Organized Binder teacher who started using this system this school year. We are keeping the teacher anonymous but thought you would enjoy reading it as well! "I think things are going well in my classroom with Organized Binder! I'm sure not perfect, and I'm trying to do some personal […]

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