Get Organized: How to be a Together Teacher

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About this course: This course is designed for classroom teachers who juggle time-sensitive tasks and often-exhausting teaching schedules. With an eye toward long-term sustainability, The Together Teacher examines the purpose for planning ahead, provides tools for tracking time commitments, deadlines and tasks, and helps teachers develop a personal organization system that interacts with their day-by-day practices. All teachers, from the pen & paper list maker to the tech-savvy digital maven, will benefit from the no-nonsense approach to "togetherness" that's presented in this course. We don't care what format you use; we care that you know when you have free time during the day, and th…

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When you enroll for courses through Coursera you get to choose for a paid plan or for a free plan

  • Free plan: No certicification and/or audit only. You will have access to all course materials except graded items.
  • Paid plan: Commit to earning a Certificate—it's a trusted, shareable way to showcase your new skills.

About this course: This course is designed for classroom teachers who juggle time-sensitive tasks and often-exhausting teaching schedules. With an eye toward long-term sustainability, The Together Teacher examines the purpose for planning ahead, provides tools for tracking time commitments, deadlines and tasks, and helps teachers develop a personal organization system that interacts with their day-by-day practices. All teachers, from the pen & paper list maker to the tech-savvy digital maven, will benefit from the no-nonsense approach to "togetherness" that's presented in this course. We don't care what format you use; we care that you know when you have free time during the day, and that you have a plan for using it.

Created by:  Relay Graduate School of Education
  • Taught by:  Maia Heyck-Merlin, Adjunct Professor

Commitment 8 hours of videos, readings, and projects Language English, Subtitles: Arabic, Ukrainian, Chinese (Simplified), Portuguese (Brazilian), Dutch How To Pass Pass all graded assignments to complete the course. User Ratings 4.7 stars Average User Rating 4.7See what learners said Coursework

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Syllabus


WEEK 1


Welcome & Orientation
In this introductory session, you’ll explore the difference between ‘organization’ and ’togetherness,’ survey your own strengths and weaknesses and draft a goal for completing the course.


3 videos, 2 readings expand


  1. Video: Welcome to Get Organized!
  2. Reading: Student Survey
  3. Video: Reflecting on Your Togetherness
  4. Video: Togetherness Buckets
  5. Reading: The Impact of Togetherness
  6. Peer Review: Introduction, Aspirations & Goals


WEEK 2


Weekly Worksheet
The Weekly Worksheet helps teachers plan their lives for the next 5-7 days. This session introduces the worksheet, shows examples from real teachers, and asks learners to build their own.


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  1. Video: Introducing the Weekly Worksheet.
  2. Video: Drew's Worksheet: Paper
  3. Video: Anna's Worksheet: Paper
  4. Video: Jennifer's Worksheet: Google Calendar
  5. Video: The Worksheet and You

Graded: Building a Weekly Worksheet

WEEK 3


Comprehensive Calendar
Calendars become comprehensive when they hold every important event and deadline in a teacher’s life. This session will show you how to build one.


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  1. Video: Introducing the Comprehensive Calendar
  2. Video: Vanessa's Calendar: Commercial Planner
  3. Video: Anna's Calendar: Paper
  4. Video: Drew's Calendar: Outlook and Paper
  5. Video: Jennifer's Calendar: Google Calendar
  6. Reading: Pick a Tool

Graded: Building a Comprehensive Calendar

WEEK 4


Upcoming To-Do List
Here’s a secret: I hate post-it notes. This session will introduce the Upcoming To-Do List and provide a path toward ditching random lists and building one that you can always count on.


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  1. Video: Introducing the Upcoming To-Do List
  2. Video: Anna's List: Paper
  3. Video: Kate's List: Excel
  4. Video: Jennifer's List: Google Tasks
  5. Video: Esther's List: Trello
  6. Reading: Gathering Your To-Dos

Graded: Building an Upcoming To-Do List

WEEK 5


Weekly Round-Up
Now that you’ve created a weekly worksheet, comprehensive calendar and upcoming to-do list, this session shows you how they all work together. Get ready for the Weekly Round-Up.


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  1. Video: The Togetherness Triangle
  2. Practice Quiz: Check Your Understanding
  3. Video: Introducing the Weekly Round-Up
  4. Video: Closing Thoughts and Next Steps
  5. Reading: Personalizing Your Round-Up
  6. Reading: Post-Course Survey

Graded: Engaging in a Weekly Round-Up

WEEK 6


Templates & Teacher Interviews
This session is full of optional resources you might want to explore. Download templates and watch great interviews from our teachers.


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  1. Reading: Templates
  2. Video: Elijah - A Dean's System
  3. Video: Ify - Keeping Yourself Honest
  4. Video: Sarah - Mixing Personal and Professional
  5. Video: Keith - Making it Yours
  6. Video: Melissa - Planning Every Moment
  7. Video: Stephanie - The Double Flexi
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