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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…

November 9, 2016

Jacob and the Traveling Whiteboard

I meet a lot of folks who love to sketch plans on whiteboards, brainstorm mindmaps on chart paper, and generally be creative with their Togetherness Tools. The challenge with many of these approaches is they remain “stuck” in the room where the…

October 28, 2016

Together Talks: Ann Clark, Superintendent

My obsessive wait for this blog to post each week, along with my secret love of these posts, has inspired me to start regularly highlighting interviews with stellar leaders and teachers who can share their personal reflections on the role of…

October 21, 2016

The Together Household: Julie’s Menu Board

If my first annual Together Reader Survey told me anything, health and wellness seem to be huge Togetherness goals for many people – especially those of us who work in schools with fixed schedules, where running out to lunch is not an option….

October 19, 2016

Too Much to Do: Amy’s Time Triage Tool

It’s that time of year again: Comprehensive Calendars are set, To-Do’s are a-poppin’, and it always feels like there’s just too much on our plates. So what do we do when we find ourselves in this situation? We cannot create time, but we…

October 12, 2016

Wow! I Traveled for Fun! 48 Hours in Telluride

Holy Moly! I just spent the weekend here for a dear friend’s wedding. Door-to-door, it took about 10 hours to get from the DC-burbs to the mountains of Telluride – and it was well worth it. I also found myself feeling a bit, well,…

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