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February 17, 2016

Profiles in Togetherness – and How to Help!

I’m almost ten years into this work of writing, training, and coaching on Togetherness. I’ve seen a few patterns emerge. I’m hoping these somewhat cheeky, but all-too-true, Profiles in Togetherness might help those of you coaching others on…

February 18, 2015

Bag of Carrots: What are the Togetherness Tells?

On a recent trip to Kansas City, I somewhat unusually started talking to my seatmate and came to find out he is a personal trainer who runs his own business. I mentioned my sprint triathlon goal and recently acquired exercise habit, and he…

March 25, 2014

Five Steps to Coaching Others Toward Togetherness

Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about coaching others toward Togetherness, maybe because of Valerie’s great question on a recent blog post or because of all the calls I get from principals trying to help teachers. On the blog, we’ve shared…

August 8, 2013

Supporting Teacher Prioritization, Part 3

Okay, school leaders and school supporters. Let’s say you have become Total Together Ninjas. Or you’re working hard at it. But you also have a full school of folks who are working on their own Togetherness—and their job is harder than yours…

June 25, 2013

Say No (or Yes) Nicely

As the to-do’s for the summer and fall start to pile up, we may find ourselves saying “yes” to every request or new idea that comes our way. Our instincts have good intentions, we WANT to be helpful, we’re excited too, and we see SO MUCH…

June 6, 2012

Lessons From The Culinary Institute. . . Who Knew?!

Lest you start to think I’m some kind of robot who only produces worksheets to help keep teachers organized, occasionally, I’m going to keep you on your toes by letting you in on my personal life. Because, yes, I do have one! And it is one of the…