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July 17, 2018

Summer Solitude – Be Back Soon!

Dearest Together Friends, Our regular monthly newsletter (sign up here!) goes quiet in July and August – and so does life here on the blog as we enter this heavy travel season and new project focus zone. But never fear, you can still find me…

June 25, 2018

Meeting Agendas: Before and After

As the school year winds to a close for almost all of us, it’s a great time to step back and evaluate your meeting structure for the next academic or fiscal year! Meetings are not intrinsically evil. But meetings that are not structured to…

June 12, 2018

New Fave App of 2018: Notion!

While technology is NOT the only answer to Togetherness, I’ve recently become enamored with Notion. And I’m not the only one who feels this way! Sarah W., the leader of Prospect Hill Academy Charter School’s Teaching Fellows Program in…

May 30, 2018

Guest Post: Five Ways to Support Together STUDENTS!

Guest posts are few and far between around here, but this Together Student thing keeps popping up. I asked a long-time colleague and senior leader for Denver Public Schools, Sean P., to share some Together Student ideas from across his district….

May 23, 2018

Ashley’s Meeting Scope and Sequence

This month I’ve been hanging out a lot in Together Leader 2 Land. . . What is this land, you ask? Why, I’ll tell you! It’s a land focused on Team Togetherness. Ashley, a school leader in Indianapolis, takes us there with her Meeting…

May 16, 2018

It’s That Time of Year Again: Together Transitions

Since most of us around here follow the academic calendar, I bet many of you are facing a transition – whether it’s your own, or one undertaken by a team member or colleague. While there are a ton of resources out there to help with…

May 9, 2018

My Newest Fave Outlook Non-Tech Nerd Trick!

Remember our totally digital friend Sarah? We were together recently in Boston and experimented with what has turned out to be my recent favorite Outlook calendar trick. (Or “hack” if that is the language you speak.) Outlook Calendar is…

May 2, 2018

The Together Music Teacher!

Deep in revisions for an upcoming 2nd edition of The Together Teacher (date TBA!), l find myself thinking lots about Specials Teachers. As the daughter of an art teacher, I know that materials management, mobile classrooms, and communication…

April 26, 2018

Teacher Appreciation MONTH?!

Teacher Appreciation Week is just around the bend—May 7th – 11th, to be precise! We’ve have shared ideas here, here and here, but I recently came across something especially nifty at Excel Academy in Boston. Spearheaded by Aaron S., a…

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