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.
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!
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