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September 19, 2017

The Panda Planner: From What-er to When-er!

During a summer training for Public Prep at the Riverside Church in Harlem, I finally spotted a Panda Planner. I’ve been meaning to write about these foreeevvvvvvver. Anoop, a middle school science teacher, was kind enough to open his pages and…

September 11, 2017

New (School) Year, New You!

Together Friends, it’s been a while. The past four weeks have been a whirlwind of Together Travel (here and here) and some personal travel (glamping and back to the homeland!). While most school-people think about the “New Year” starting in…

July 28, 2017

Braxton’s Unplanned Meeting Notes Template

On my recent trip to Mississippi, Braxton S., a high school principal, showed off his Together System. Yowsa, look at that fancy Weekly Worksheet on the front page! More to come on this baby later. Braxton and his Together System! For now, I…

July 18, 2017

Together Leader Book Club: Approach #2

At the start of this new “academic” year, we are continuing to showcase examples of Together Leader Book Clubs that have cropped up and come to my attention. You can read about Hilary’s in-house approach here, but what about if you want to…

July 10, 2017

Together Leader Book Club: Approach #1

It’s July! Which means it’s about that time when many of us have a moment to think about our professional learning. . . And Togetherness is usually at the top of the list. I myself had a few Togetherness goals for the year, mainly around the…

June 29, 2017

‘Tis the Season: Professional Development Kits

When I’m feeling particularly defeated by the state of my laundry situation, I turn here for inspiration. This blogger has built “kits” for just about everything–sewing, cleaning, bill paying and more! This is the perfect time of year for a…

June 22, 2017

Staying Productive (and Sane) On The Road

Well, I’ll start with this. . . I love what I do in a very big way. Because there is no way I would have left a job I loved to leave my house and family, whom I adore, this many times if not. My master calendar of Together Group travel! But…

May 30, 2017

Small Things that Help Me Feel Ready for the Week

Friends, I didn’t mean to go away. It has only happened a few times (here and here)! May was a WHIRLWIND of Teacher Appreciation Week, travel to Camden, New York City, Madison, and Oakland, my daughter’s seventh birthday, and a host of other…

May 3, 2017

Short and Sweet Meeting with Myself

I’m always on the prowl for unique ways that Together Leaders prepare for the week ahead, and I loved this short and sweet version from Allison C., a leader in NYC’s Success Academies home office. Allison is already a dedicated Trello user, so…

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