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

By (author) Maia Heyck-Merlin , Foreword by Norman Atkins

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An essential guide for over-scheduled teachers Maia Heyck-Merlin helps teachers build the habits, customize the tools, and create space to become a Together Teacher. This practical resource shows teachers how to be effective and have a life! Author and educator Maia Heyck-Merlin explores the key habits of Together Teachers how they plan ahead, organize work and their classrooms, and how they spend their limited free time. The end goal is always strong outcomes for their students. So what does Together, or Together Enough, look like? To some teachers it might mean neat filing systems. To others it might mean using time efficiently to get more done in fewer minutes. Regardless, Together Teachers all rely on the same skills. In six parts, the book clearly lays out these essential skills. Heyck-Merlin walks the reader through how to establish simple yet successful organizational systems. There are concrete steps that every teacher can implement to achieve greater stability and success in their classrooms and in their lives. * Contains templates and tutorials to create and customize a personal organizational system and includes a companion website: www.thetogetherteacher.com * Recommends various electronic or online tools to make a teacher's school day (and life! ) more efficient and productive * Includes a Reader's Guide, a great professional development resource; teachers will answer reflection questions, make notes about habits, and select tools that best match individual needs and preferences Ebook customers can access CD contents online. Refer to the section in the Table of Contents labeled, Download CD/DVD Content, for detailed instructions.

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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 200.66 x 251.46 x 20.32mm | 703.06g
  • 29 Jun 2012
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • New York
  • English
  • 111813821X
  • 9781118138212
  • 245,329

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Maia Heyck-Merlin spends the majority of her time designing and delivering training for busy teachers and school leaders around the country. Prior to this she was chief talent officer for Achievement First, a high-performing charter school management organization. Maia was a fourth- and fifth-grade teacher and she spent five years on the staff of Teach For America in a number of leadership roles. Please join Maia and the growing Together Teacher community at www.thetogetherteacher.com.

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The Together Teacher The Together Teacher is a "how-to" guide to getting organized (enough) to be a great classroom teacher. It is filled with clear advice and step-by-step actions for building habits, finding tools that work for you, and creating space to become a "Together Teacher." This classroom-tested resource shows how to be incredibly effective and have a life too! Throughout the book, author and educator Maia Heyck-Merlin explores the key routines of Together Teachers--how they plan ahead, organize work and their classrooms, and spend theirlimited free time. You'll find real teacher to-do lists, calendars, classroom photos, email in-boxes, and more! The accompanying CD contains a wealth of resources, including a Professional Development Guide, a Reader's Guide, many templates to customize, and sample full-color calendars. Praise for The Together Teacher "Great teachers must master the art of juggling and prioritizing--first there's working with kids and parents. Then there's student data to be analyzed, papers to grade and return, instructional materials to prepare, staff meetings to attend. The Together Teacher has practical answers to all of the above so that we're maximizing our instructional time and personal time, too. I use Maia's techniques on a daily basis and I think every teacher will find tons of wisdom within."--Dave Levin, co-founder, KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) "The Together Teacher is a lifesaver! The organizational system enables me to map out my days, weeks, and months with fluidity and ease. It holds me accountable to what I need to do for my classroom, my school, and other obligations so that I still have time to do what I want to do."--Erin Stanley, fifth grade teacher, Atlanta Public Schools, Georgia

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