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.
The Together Teacher: Plan Ahead, Get Organized, and Save Time!by Maia Heyck-Merlin, Norman Atkins
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/b>
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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
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I am in my tenth year of teaching and organization has been an area in which I have struggled. After reading the first few chapters I have already seen a positive change in terms of the quantity and quality of work that I produce. If Maia's strategies for streamlining the work that you have to do have helped me I am sure they will do the same for you. Onward to being much more efficient at work, and as a result enjoying much more free time for both myself and my family.
I loved this book! I thought it was amazingly useful for a 13 year veteran in special education for grades 3-8. I am applying the many techniques in this book and it is improving my daily work flow tremendously! I look forward to seeing sequels to this book in the near future from this author. THANK YOU!!!!