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