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November 15, 2017

More Together Clipboards

I LOVE my clipboard. I often find myself printing my Outlook calendar and tossing it on a clipboard. I bring one to Girl Scout meetings. I certainly cannot teach without one. And whether you’re cleaning them out, admiring Sage’s awesome…

November 7, 2017

George’s Weekly Worksheet and Tul System!

I recently re-bumped into George, a decade-plus experienced teacher plus curriculum director for 3rd and 4th grades at Crescent City in NOLA. His Together Teacher system is impressive. George kindly sent me his school photo from this year!…

October 31, 2017

When You Just NEED a Wall Calendar

I love when my Together Workshoppers take their pre-work VERY seriously, and truly “bring” all calendars with them to trainings. Case in point: This recent photograph of the family wall calendar shared by Christine in Charlotte.  Check it out….

October 16, 2017

Post-Performance Self-Care

If you’re reading this blog post, it’s likely you have a job that requires some level of performance, whether it be leading kids (teachers), facilitating big meetings (district peeps), or making it happen in high-stakes situations (you nonprofit…

October 10, 2017

Andrew K’s Advanced Placement Outlook Usage

When I bumped into Andrew K., a Director of Special Services and former ELA teacher, he already had it pretty Together. His charter school network is very Outlook-y, and he was very much in the habit of scheduling his To-Do’s directly into his…

October 3, 2017

The (Fanny) Pack is BACK!

It’s no secret that I have an enduring love for fanny packs. In fact, my passion is well documented here, here, and here. But what do you actually PUT in your fanny pack during the school day? Kristi O., a Dean of Students for…

September 26, 2017

Reader Mailbag: How to Be A Together Grad School Student

Here’s a great question that recently landed in the mailbag from Mekia L., a principal with KIPP DC, who had just started grad school! I know many of you are in the same boat! What a great question, Mekia! I already know you are rocking out…

September 19, 2017

The Panda Planner: From What-er to When-er!

During a summer training for Public Prep at the Riverside Church in Harlem, I finally spotted a Panda Planner. I’ve been meaning to write about these foreeevvvvvvver. Anoop, a middle school science teacher, was kind enough to open his pages and…

September 11, 2017

New (School) Year, New You!

Together Friends, it’s been a while. The past four weeks have been a whirlwind of Together Travel (here and here) and some personal travel (glamping and back to the homeland!). While most school-people think about the “New Year” starting in…

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