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February 25, 2015

The Epic Battle: Calendar Versus To-Do List

I’ve been grappling with this issue for quite some time. In the battle between your Calendar and your To-Do list, who wins? Gurus like David Allen usually land in the “list camp,” whereas folks from the “calendar camp,” like Stephen…

February 20, 2015

Spotted: Middle School Classroom Organization

We are mostly geared toward TIME management for teachers, leaders, and other education professionals, but occasionally we veer into the world of STUFF! Most books on classroom, aka STUFF, organization seem to be geared toward cutesy elementary…

February 18, 2015

Bag of Carrots: What are the Togetherness Tells?

On a recent trip to Kansas City, I somewhat unusually started talking to my seatmate and came to find out he is a personal trainer who runs his own business. I mentioned my sprint triathlon goal and recently acquired exercise habit, and he…

February 13, 2015

Keeping Togetherness Alive: The Breakfast Club

This whole Together thing is tricky. You can get really into it, be feeling awesome, cranking away, and then you have a super busy week, and then your car dies, and then you have an unexpected snow day where all of the sudden you are in charge of…

February 11, 2015

Loose Moments: Avoiding the Post-Workshop Haze

Each week, I deliver anywhere from 1 – 3 large group training sessions, most of which involve a reasonable amount of preparation, air travel, exhaustion, fun, and adrenaline. After all that expended energy, what USED TO happen to me following…

February 4, 2015

Fire Drills: Safe and Efficient—and Color-Coded!

There are a ton of resources out there on running safe and efficient fire drills, like this great student-friendly rules chart.  And we all know that all teachers should keep on hand a ready-to-go copy of the grab-and-go class roster. But how…