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Teacher Says: These are the Supplies You Need

As back-to-school supply lists continue to be filled, many parents are asking, what are the best products for my children? What features should they include? In addition to the items on the supply lists, what else should my kids have for this school year?

Who better to answer those questions than a teacher! In the following video from New Day NW in Seattle, one teacher shares his Top 5 supplies that every student should have, no matter the grade or level of schooling.

For more on school supplies for your kids, visit the AT-A-GLANCE website. And for tips on planning, organizing and productivity for you and your student, check out our Success Center.

Here’s to a GREAT 2013-14 school year!

Recommended by Professional Organizers, Enter to Win Your Own WallMates Today!

I’ve talked about WallMates dry-erase surfaces in the past and provided detailed information on why they are the best wall organizing solution for most homes and offices. But why take my word for it?Use WallMates at home, in the office or at school

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There are so many options available when using a WallMates dry-erase surface. For example, being in the midst of back-to-school season, we’ve seen them in student lockers and as the “central schedule” in many households.

How would you use WallMates? Give us your unique and innovative ideas and you could win a back-to-school prize pack featuring your very own WallMates.

Deadline for entries is Friday, Aug. 16 at 12 Noon EDT. Don’t wait any longer—get “stuck” on WallMates today. Good luck!

Back-to-school means you need to get organized

Tips to Get Families, Students Organized for Back-to-School…and Beyond

AT-A-GLANCE helps productivity prevail during the 2013-14 school year

The back-to-school season is underway, and the preparations taken for getting back to the classroom are plentiful. To help with this transition, the planning and organizing experts from AT-A-GLANCE® have compiled tips for families and students of all ages.

“All the talk about back-to-school typically revolves around shopping for supplies and new clothes—and the costs associated with them,” says Lissa Cupp, vice president, e-Commerce and Consumer Marketing, ACCO Brands. “However, the true cost of this annual endeavor is time and how it’s lost due to lack of proper planning and organization.”

To help families and students get through this process in a productive and efficient manner, AT-A-GLANCE suggests taking the following steps Continue reading

Back-to-School Organization Tips

The ABCs to Getting Organized for Back-to-School!

[Editor’s note: Following is a guest blog post by Leslie Josel]

Back-to-School is right around the corner! It’s the perfect time to take stock and get your student organized for the new school year. Here are some sure fire tips for starting off the school year on the right track.

Use an academic planner to stay organized. Whether you use a paper planner or electronic calendar, make sure your planner is set up as a grid system so you can see your week at a glance. Record all your after school activities, weekend commitments, class assignments and projects so you can “visualize” your available time to get your homework and studying done. Include a row in the planner for “Organizing” so that you can plan your locker, knapsack and binder clean outs. Maintenance is key to getting AND staying organized. Continue reading

New Line of AT-A-GLANCE® Productivity Tools Supports Wounded Warrior Project®

Nonprofit organization to receive portion of all Wounded Warrior Project® product sales;
AT-A-GLANCE® committed to minimum donation of $125,000 through 2014 

To help raise awareness of injured U.S. service members’ needs, the makers of
AT-A-GLANCE® planning and organizing tools today announced its new line of products supporting Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP). AT-A-GLANCE is a part of ACCO Brands, a leader in branded office and consumer products and print finishing solutions.

Wounded Warrior Project logo

Wounded Warrior Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring and empowering Wounded Warriors of the United States Armed Forces. Its vision is to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history. With this new alliance, WWP will receive a portion of the proceeds generated by the new AT-A-GLANCE WWP items through the end of 2014. A minimum of $125,000 has been pledged by AT-A-GLANCE, with the total donation expected to exceed that amount.

“We are extremely excited about this new relationship with AT-A-GLANCE and ACCO Brands,” said Brea Kratzert, director, Strategic Partnerships, Wounded Warrior Project. “It is through the support of the American public and iconic companies like ACCO Brands, that Wounded Warrior Project is able to offer 19 programs and services to our nation’s injured service members and their families.”

The AT-A-GLANCE WWP products are designed to give individuals and families the ability to better organize schedules and appointments. The product line includes planners, wall calendars, desk pads and appointment books featuring snapshots and stories of wounded warriors and their families. Continue reading

Success is a Journey

Commit Yourself to Success: Use Your Planner Every Day

You’ve purchased your planner, set it up and studied its features and benefits. Now it’s time to begin your daily planning process.

Keep it with you
The best way to begin using your planner everyday is to simply just begin. A great tip for starting out is to carry your planner everywhere: to meetings, to the grocery store and even to the coffee table as you watch evening TV. By simply making your planner omnipresent you will find yourself more frequently using it in different facets of your life.

Create a routine
To begin your planning process, it’s a good idea to create a cheat-sheet that offers quick reminders. It might include action items such as list appointments, list daily tasks, review yesterday’s notes and so on. At first, follow the blueprint for your schedule to a tee. In time, you will learn areas where you can be more flexible. Be sure to include time for planning throughout your day. Continue reading