August Together Tips: Solace, Stress, Socks & Survey!

Aug 7, 2020

Dear Together Friends, Fans, and Family,

Hi. How ARE you? Feels like a silly question to even ask. I’m glad you are here. I hope Togetherness is bringing you peace, joy or just helping you manage the juggle that is life right now. Wherever you are, I hope you are safe and healthy. I’m finding solace in supporting others, namely around Togetherness, and we were completely bowled over at our two recent no-cost Together Talks in July. Here are a few quotes. . .

  • “I really appreciated how actionable the session was! I have already created my weekly worksheet since the session ended less than an hour ago.”
  • “This was absolutely fantastic. I’m so glad I decided to do the webinar – making time for it was what I needed to bring order to my incredibly chaotic transition into pandemic-life!!”
  • “I really love how engaging the class is and how innovative you are with the use of tools to make it work — it doesn’t feel like I’m watching a webinar, it really feels like I am in the class.”

I wobble between feeling somewhat successful (ummmm. . . hello loading up that car entirely by myself for a #TogetherTrunk) and feeling super stressed (gulp. book deadline). My own rising second and fifth graders are fully distance learning through at least February, so I am feeling all the things like the rest of you. This article from my friends at Possip helped a bit! I’m finding slices of joy in Together Teacher Second Edition revisions, heading out on nature walks (#TeamTallSocks, though it feels somewhat unconscionable to have this peace while there is so much suffering) and creating Together Trays for my online teaching days.

#togetherforever #teamtallsocks

PS I’m getting to work on my next Together Press title. Together First Week of School (great Harry Wong supplement!), Together Parent (hmmmm. . . feels out of the wheelhouse), Together Parent-Teacher Conference…? The Together Student? Write here to let me know what kinds of powerful and practical quick reads would be most useful to you!

Top Together Tributes

  • Top Anti-Racist Teacher Tips: As you plan for a new school year, begin with this teacher’s perspective and ideas for creating a welcoming, anti-racist classroom.
  • Top Administrator Thoughts: The education world is tough to be part of right now. Here are some candid thoughts from an educational leader about how to handle these challenges.
  • Top To-Do-List Tackling Tips: Beat pandemic procrastination with these tips for tackling your to-do list!

Click here to reserve your own Together (Online) Training. We have 2, 4, and 6-hour versions available in August – December!