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May 7, 2015

Notes From The Field: Conference Room Signage

I frequently parachute in to other people’s conference rooms for workshops, and sometimes upon my descent I land upon interesting signage that is actually quite helpful. We got some great corporate space at a recent workshop for Madison…

April 30, 2015

Guest Post: Keeping Up With the Paperwork – IEP Edition

Maia’s Note: I met Kristin Barnhart, a Learning Specialist and 5th Grade Team Leader in Nashville, a few years ago at a teacher-leader training, and I was WOW-ed by her Togetherness as a special educator. She is passionate about supporting all…

September 9, 2014

Nine Tips for Delivering Together PD Sessions

This summer, I delivered a Together Teacher workshop in Houston for a group of almost 200 teachers. That’s a big room to manage! Right after, someone asked me about strategies I use to stay Together when working with large groups of adults. I…

February 12, 2013

Overheard: Allocating Time to Plan

I recently delivered a Together Teacher professional development workshop to a great high school in Harlem. Afterwards, I spent time with the principal, Lisa F., discussing ways we could make sure the new habits would really stick. Lisa pondered…

August 24, 2012

Meet Ge’ron! Or, Wearing Multiple Hats!

We are all more than teachers. . . We are also family members, friends, parents, church leaders, community organizers, amateur bowlers, runners, and chefs.  At school alone, many of us take on additional responsibilities like becoming grade level…

June 1, 2012

Kill the Notebook, Or Take Better Notes

Now I don’t mean to start a blog post with such a violent title, but notebooks are not as effective as we think they are. Why, you may ask, as you cling to your beautiful Moleskine black-bound notebook or your beloved spiral? Why I Hate…