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Together Teacher Plan Ahead, Get Organized, and Save Time!

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ISBN-10: 111813821X

ISBN-13: 9781118138212

Edition: 2nd 2012

Authors: Maia Heyck-Merlin, Norman Atkins

List price: $17.99
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This important resource shows teachers how to be effective and have a life! It puts the spotlight on eight essential routines to use in order to take back time, manage to–do’s, and regain control. It depicts the instability that stems from the absence of strong self–management routines and outlines basic strategies to employ to establish simple yet successful organizational systems. Includes sample materials from strong self–management routines as well as concrete steps that every teacher can implement to achieve greater stability and success in their classrooms and in their lives. Includes a CD of templates and tutorials that teachers may use to create their own organizational systems. 
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Book details

List price: $17.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 6/29/2012
Pages: 352
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Contents of the CD
Get Clear on What Matters
Planning, Organization, and Efficiency Matter Even More for Teachers
What Do I Mean by Together'?
Why This Matters to Me
How the Book Is Arranged
How to Use This Book
Rules Over Tools: Create Your Ideal Week
It Can Get Easier-A Step-by-Step Approach
I'm Not a Dictator, but There Are Some Rules
The Tools
Components of a Great Organization System
Let's Get Started
Take the Long View
No More Missed Deadlines: Make a Comprehensive Calendar
The Multiple-Calendar Dilemma
The Comprehensive Calendar: What Is It?
Together Teachers' Comprehensive Calendars
Pick Your Tool: Where Will You Keep Your Comprehensive Calendar?
The Up-Front Investment: Create Your Comprehensive Calendar
Keep Your Comprehensive Calendar Alive
Why Is This Important, Again?
Get Started: Next Steps
Nilda: A Day in the Life
Corral the To-Dos: Create an Upcoming To-Do List
Upcoming To-Do List: What Is It?
Using Your Upcoming To-Do List
Together Teachers Upcoming To-Do Lists
Pick Your Tool: Where Will You Keep Your Upcoming To-Do List?
Get Started Slogging Through the Post-its
Keep It Alive: Enter It Immediately!
Why Is This Important, Again?
Get Started: Next Steps
Never Forget! Capture Your Thoughts
Setting the Scene
A Closer Look at Thought Catchers
Together Teachers' Thought Catchers
Pick Your Tool: Where Will You Keep Your Thought Catchers?
The Initial Investment: Setting Up Your Thought Catchers
Making Your Thought Catchers Work for You
Why Do We Need Thought Catchers Again?
Get Started: Next Steps
Gilbert: A Day in the Life
Beware the Notebook Vortex: Take Great Notes at Meetings and Professional Development
Setting the Scene
Beware, the Notebook Vortex
The Explanation: What Are Meeting/PD Notes?
Back from the Dead: Doing Something with Our PD Notes
Pick Your Tool: Where Will You Keep Your Notes?
Making the Most of Small-Group Meetings
Get Started: Next Steps
Narrow Your View
A Week's Worth of Readiness: How to Look Ahead
The Tote Bag Calls to You from the Corner of the Room
A Closer Look: What Is a Weekly or Daily Worksheet?
Together Teachers� Weekly Worksheets
Together Teachers' Daily Worksheets: A Different Option
Choose a Product That Works for You
Get Started Customizing: Narrow Your View
Why Do I Need to Narrow My View?
Get Started: Next Steps
Jeff: A Day in the Life
Automate: Create Routines for Planning
The Power Workout: The Weekly Round-Up
Daily Routines: Making the Most of Openings and Closings
Use Those Preps to Their Fullest
Creating Routines: Why Does This Matter, Again?
Get Started: Next Steps
Ward Off the Demons: Keep Those Organizational Muscles Strong
Keeping Those Organizational Muscles Working: Your Daily Exercise
I'm Routined, I'm Planned, but the Work Still Isn't Getting Done
Five Demons That Haunt Us: Some Common Human Behaviors
Anna: A Day in the Life
All That: Other Stuff!
Tame the E-Mail Beast: How to Manage Your In-Box
Setting the Scene
E-Mail Is Not the Enemy, but…
Set Up Your In-Box for Success
Admit You Are Part of the Problem: Create Better E-Mail Habits
Clarity Is King
E-Mail: Use It, Don't Abuse It!
Get Started: Next Steps
Create Stations: Arrange Your Classroom to Run Like Clockwork
Setting the Scene
An Overview of the Stations
Enter and Exit Carefully: Create Your Classroom Foyer
Stocking Up the Kitchen: Keeping Necessary Ingredients on Hand
Battle of the Books: Classroom Libraries and Textbooks
Tame the Technology: Get Those Cords Under Control
Spic-and-Span Classroom
Why Does This Matter, Again?
Dan: A Day in the Life
Subdue the Backpack Explosion: Set Expectations for Student Stuff
Setting the Scene
Contain Student Papers
Past and Present Student Work
Pencils and That Other "Stuff"
Why Does This Matter, Again?
Deal with Your Paper and Stuff: How to Find What You Need in Under Ten Seconds
Setting the Scene
What to Carry When You Are on the Move: Your Together Teacher System and a Teacher Clipboard
Use Your Desk for Something Other Than Storage
Create a Suitcase: Transporting Work Between School and Home
Your Teaching Materials
Finding What You Need When You Need It: Reference Information and File Cabinets
Why Does This Matter, Again?
Become a Together Teacher
Conclusion: Become a Together Teacher
Dealing with Deluge: Can Your System Survive Under the Pressure?
Get Started: A Month-by-Month Implementation Plan o Why the World Needs Together Teachers
Sue: A Day in the Life
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