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August 28, 2013

Covered in Cords

Confession: My name is Maia, and I love my gadgets. I have my Kindle for reading, my laptop for working, my iPod for listening, my iPhone for chatting, and my iPad for wasting time. I’m sure I could consolidate…but I like reading when…

August 21, 2013

Tame the Email Beast…As A School

Email. It’s a big deal. It’s slowly drowning us, one little inbox gift at a time. Okay, sorry to sound so morose, but I consistently hear from teachers and leaders that email is a HUGE deal (read: pain). We’ve written before about how…

August 21, 2013

Mailbag: No Paper? No Problem!

Hi Maia, Can you help me out? I’m looking for suggestions from teachers on how to create a classroom environment with less paper for elementary and middle school parents, students and teachers. How can we work with less paper, as our district…

August 14, 2013

Zumba, Insanity, and P90X—AT YOUR SCHOOL!

Though I’m loathe to admit it, I’m sometimes a stranger to exercise. The truth is—I just don’t prioritize it. I could most definitely find time to exercise if I really worked at it; I just choose to read cooking blogs on the couch…

August 8, 2013

Supporting Teacher Prioritization, Part 3

Okay, school leaders and school supporters. Let’s say you have become Total Together Ninjas. Or you’re working hard at it. But you also have a full school of folks who are working on their own Togetherness—and their job is harder than yours…

August 6, 2013

Put An End To Thinking

So, in the continued saga of Maia-running-this-business-while-trying-to-be-a-great-mom-friend-wife-and-colleague, I’m constantly trying to think of things I can do to make my life easier. With so much unexpected stuff coming my way every day…

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