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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…

April 19, 2017

Graham’s Start Up School Leader System Tweak

After I recently posted Graham’s “Ready to start the week!” picture on the Together Facebook page, many of you wanted to know more. So Graham, a founding school leader in Queens who is getting ready to open Forte Preparatory, agreed to let us…

April 12, 2017

How To Write a Book!

Speaking of being both generous and ruthless with my time, I realized the third question (in addition to this one and this one) that I get asked all the time is this: “Hey, Maia, I’d love to write a book about school culture, data-driven…

April 4, 2017

Together Tips for Job & Career Searching

It’s that time of year when many folks are contemplating a change of school, district, or role. I’m receiving weekly phone calls and emails with requests for career-change advice, so I thought it may be helpful to share some of my standard…

March 28, 2017

Reader Mailbag: Enabling the Greater Good

Dearest Readers, Last year I wrote about some of the unintended CONSEQUENCES of Togetherness trainings – when people take the message too far or use it for the wrong purpose. But I realized I never really addressed the flipside . . . What about…

March 22, 2017

Goodbye Transfers, Hello TaskClone!

Transferring To-Dos after meetings is kind of the worst. Our next steps often linger in a notebook, never to be seen again. Even in the best case, manual transfers or cut and pastes across digital tools are still annoying and time-consuming. But…

March 14, 2017

Zach’s Hack: A Little Weekly Calendar Trick

Digital calendars are wonderful tools – until you try to make them work with school bell schedules. With most of my Together Leaders going digital, we needed to find a way to make the standard time scales in Outlook and Google work for school…

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