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December 20, 2013

Closing Down: Marvel in the Wonder

Hi, Friends, We’re going quiet around these parts until around Monday, January 6.  We may pop up on social media now and again, but mostly we’ll be with family, friends, and good books. We wish you a peaceful holiday season—whatever you…

December 17, 2013

Total System Tour: Susan’s Adult Trapper Keeper

Our past blog posts on complete and total systems, like Michelle’s Arc Notebook and Sarah’s clipboarded iPad Mini, tend to be very popular. So here’s another one, people! This time, we’re learning from Susan, a Research Fellow and former…

December 13, 2013

The 2013 Together Teacher Gift Guide

So, I’m a little late to this interWEB Gift Guide party (that’s a joke), but all my favorite blogs do it…And even though I’ll admit I think lists like this are a teeny tiny bit cheesy, what the heck? My home has been invaded by the…

December 12, 2013

Communication Expectations: Sample Alert!

Email: Love it or hate it, it’s here to stay. Most schools let email slowly creep up and then get into a doom loop of oversending, non-responding, pesky reminding, urgent replying, between-every-class-smartphone-checking, and well, you get the…

December 4, 2013

Rosie’s Classroom-on-the-Go! Help for the Mobile Teacher!

A few weeks back, I was roaming the halls of a school in New Orleans, when I spotted a very Together Teacher bag that wayyyyyyyyy outsized a normal teacher bag or backpack. This thing even knocked the pants off my old school L.L. Bean enormous tote!…

November 26, 2013

Grateful Gram!

Dear Readers, Happy almost Thanksgiving! As I prepare to spend the rest of the week with friends from my teaching days—and as my teacher-husband gets ready to enjoy a much-deserved vacation—I wanted to thank you for all you do every day to…

November 22, 2013

More Together Classrooms

Here are a few neat photos of Together Classrooms I’ve seen recently in my travels. Thanks to Amanda and Crystal at The Prep Schools in Cleveland and the whole team at Collegiate Academies in New Orleans for providing such great material! Great…

November 13, 2013

Public Service Announcement: Back Up Your Stuff

I usually try to spare you the details of my personal life. I mean, this is a PROFESSIONAL website, for crying out loud. This is my JOB. It’s not like I sit around showing off pictures of my kids or my re-organized computer cords or . . ….

October 30, 2013

Wunderlist: A School Leader Goes Digital

Kate S., a new school leader in Colorado, is a longtime Together Teacher friend. We go back almost a decade! I love hearing all of Kate’s stories about founding her new school, buying supplies and materials, and supporting teacher…