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February 17, 2017

Making the Most of Classroom Volunteers

I am not traveling this week, and so I booked a slot to volunteer in my daughter’s first grade classroom. I know I’ll be put right to work! But. . . sometimes volunteers are more work! With a little bit of planning and communication,…

February 9, 2017

Principal John’s Daily Worksheet

Cody’s Weekly Worksheet caught a ton of hype on the blog, and so naturally I wanted to showcase a Daily Worksheet as well in case that happens to give more float to your boat. I recently spent time with John A., a principal in Denver, who…

January 31, 2017

Personal Post: Recovering From That Kind of Monday

I didn’t plan to write this post. I didn’t mean to have that kind of Monday. You know. The kind of Monday that begins with 25 MPH winds, pounding rain, and a cancelled 5 AM run with your BFF.  The kind of Monday of feeling tired and…

January 26, 2017

Keeping it Together with Cozi

Well, now that I’ve officially inserted myself into managing time and To-Do’s in your HOMES, let’s just go there all the way, shall we? I want to preface this post by saying that I fully support spontaneity and last-minuteness in busy…

January 19, 2017

Together Talks: Alison Welcher, From Principal to PhD

It’s time for another Togetherness Talk. Last time you met a district superintendent. This time I’ve got another person from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system I’ve long admired – first as a principal and now in her current role as a…

January 10, 2017

My 2017 Togetherness Goal: Stay Focused

Happy 2017, my dear readers. My break was truly relaxing. . . it started with this and then I got a cold and tried this (it worked!) and I wrapped things up containing the pieces and hosting this.  But that is not why you joined me today. . . You…

December 20, 2016

Happy Almost 2017! Need Some Holiday Reading?

I generally try to stay away from productivity-themed reading because I just need a break. Plus, I like to think I’m more about being purposeful than efficient. But a ton of good books on this big topic have been released in the past year…

December 9, 2016

Mike F.’s Fresh Take on the Moleskine

It’s been so fun to go through all of my photos from this summer’s Together Tour. That’s how you got Jacob’s Traveling Whiteboard and Cody’s Updated Clipboard, plus fun pencil cases and beautiful views and other such sundry…

November 29, 2016

Bullet Journals as Together Tools!

I’ve been watching with curiosity as the Bullet Journal trend explodes across my Instagram feed (seriously, try #bujo). I’m wondering how these “analog systems for the digital age” translate to a school environment. Thankfully, I bumped…

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