Our education success platform empowers instructors with evidence-based teaching practices that integrate easily with their existing curriculum. While offering students daily practice employing the executive functioning skills, habits of mind and growth mindsets that improve academic performance.
Organized Binder improves the learning experience for students and instructors while also increasing equity on your campus.
CLARIFY STUDENT EXPECTATIONS
Organized Binder assists instructors in establishing a predicable and dependable learning environment with clear expectations and routines. Students spend less cognitive energy navigating the school day to focus more on learning!
Organized Binder equips instructors with evidence-based teaching practices embedded directly into predictable learning routines. Deliver instruction that is equitable, thus accessible by all students, while maintaining your personal teaching style.
Organized Binder offers students daily practice employing the executive functioning skills, habits of mind and growth mindsets that are critical to improving academic performance. With effective implementation, your students will thrive and be prepared for the rigors of elementary, middle, and high school, as well as college/career.
When instructors are equipped with tools to help them be expert practitioners and all students gain exposure to the academic skills needed to succeed your college will be a move level playing field for every student.
I feel very strongly that Organized Binder should be integrated into all classes here on our college campus because it has tremendously helped me get and stay organized, and engaged with the class. Specifically: Easy Access - all the materials in Organized Binder are always readily available. I have never had to say that "I left material at home" because as long as I had my binder I had everything I needed.
Community College Student
Universally Designed Platform
Organized Binder is grounded in a universally designed approach to learning centered on an analog binder. Students build academic knowledge along with executive functioning abilities to deeply engage in their learning.
“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, low-income and/or minority."
Recommendations from the Student Success Task Force for Community Colleges
How It Works
Here's a snapshot of a few of the Organized Binder elements including a sneak peek into lessons from our online course.
The first page in Organized Binder is the Goals page. It is colored gold because we want students “going for the gold”! Help students design a clear plan, including an actionable daily task, to turn their academic goal into reality.
A LIFELINE TO KEEP STUDENTS AFLOAT
At the beginning and end each class spend a few minutes with students reflecting on what they've learned. The Weekly Lifeline provides instructors with an authentic formative assessment to guide your instruction, because students are writing to you every class. Students gain daily practice with metacognition and self-assessment.
Never Miss an Assignment Again
Our Agenda helps students unpack the course syllabus and develop a keen sense of time and task management. They will never miss another assignment due date and they will be better prepared for every assessment.
Get Organized. Stay Organized.
We provide an easy and systematic approach to organize every assignment and resource from your course. Using Organized Binder you will turn your course content into a robust student portfolio they can utilize in subsequent courses.
Level Up The Agenda
Our Student Planner takes the Organized Binder Agenda to the college and life level. Students gain a deep understanding of how to keep a calendar and self direct their time management. Contact us to inquire about our planner.
Get Started with Organized Binder
Implementing Organized Binder in your classes is easy as 1-2-3
REQUEST ORGANIZED BINDER FROM YOUR BOOKSTORE
Have your college bookstore order one binder for each student taking your course (order a few extra just in case).
Once you have ordered your Student Binders you will be registered for our online training to get up to speed with the basics in about 60 minutes. Upon completing the training, you'll be ready to implement Organized Binder in your classes.