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November 11, 2020

Family University: Supporting Parents to Support Students

One of my favorite parts of this work is making connections with folks doing similar work. I’m a long-time fan of Caleb Dolan (fun fact: my mom was his middle school art teacher!). Caleb has been in education for almost 25 years, and I respect…

October 15, 2020

WFH Sneak Peek: Behind the Shelves

We are used to it by now–working from home, teaching from home, parenting from home…. doing it ALL from home. I’ve worked from home for over a decade, but even I’ve had to modify my setup for this new era. As you can imagine, I’ve become…

October 1, 2020

Personal Post: Some (Very Small) Small Silver Linings

Honestly, silver linings feel hard to come by around here these days. I’m grateful to be healthy, to have a job that can pivot to online delivery, and to escape into nature. I’ve been next level adulting with some quick win household stuff,…

September 23, 2020

More Together Students: Weekly Worksheets for Your Class!

Well, based on your love for Chrystie’s kids, we thought another Together Student post was in order. We came across this student-facing Weekly Worksheet from the folks at Gem Innovation Prep in Idaho, and we LOVE IT. Sonya L., their Director…

September 15, 2020

Together Student (and Parent!) Learn-From-Home Edition

My interest in Together Students continues to grow, as evidenced by learnings here, here, and here. So when my Together Leader co-host, Chrystie, popped up early during our last online class and showed me her children’s Learn-From-Home flexy…

June 5, 2020

Amplification, Allies, and Anti-Racist Actions

Shared in our June 2020 Newsletter. Dear Together Friends and Family, My author self has been at a loss over these past two weeks – though I did find a few personal words to share over here and here. The magnitude of systemic racism…

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