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29 Aug 2017

Student Feedback from College Acceleration Project

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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. This initiative supports students who did not qualify for their Composition Course with an additional concurrent course, English 108. Here are student reflections on Organized Binder in the 108/300 Acceleration Project shared with us by...
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13 Apr 2017

Send Us Your Picture!

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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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27 Jan 2017

Sacramento City College Expands Pilot to 3,000 Students

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We are honored to announce that Sacramento City College has widened their Organized Binder pilot ot 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 more students the system with possible...
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19 Dec 2016

Bridge to the Future Conference

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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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21 Nov 2016

Committing to Implementation

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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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26 Sep 2016

Teaching Adolesents To Become Learners

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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.  
22 Jul 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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19 Jul 2016

Family Income and Noncognitive Skills

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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!  
14 Jul 2016

Great Feedback From Philadelphia

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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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