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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….

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…

December 4, 2017

The 2017 Together Gift Guide

Togetherness: Part efficiency, part self-care, part productivity, and part paper-sorting. That said, here is our list of favorites from 2017 to help anyone in your life (teachers, colleagues, and heck, even spouses!) get it Together! As someone…

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…

July 18, 2017

Together Leader Book Club: Approach #2

At the start of this new “academic” year, we are continuing to showcase examples of Together Leader Book Clubs that have cropped up and come to my attention. You can read about Hilary’s in-house approach here, but what about if you want to…

July 10, 2017

Together Leader Book Club: Approach #1

It’s July! Which means it’s about that time when many of us have a moment to think about our professional learning. . . And Togetherness is usually at the top of the list. I myself had a few Togetherness goals for the year, mainly around the…

May 30, 2017

Small Things that Help Me Feel Ready for the Week

Friends, I didn’t mean to go away. It has only happened a few times (here and here)! May was a WHIRLWIND of Teacher Appreciation Week, travel to Camden, New York City, Madison, and Oakland, my daughter’s seventh birthday, and a host of other…

April 12, 2017

How To Write a Book!

Speaking of being both generous and ruthless with my time, I realized the third question (in addition to this one and this one) that I get asked all the time is this: “Hey, Maia, I’d love to write a book about school culture, data-driven…

April 4, 2017

Together Tips for Job & Career Searching

It’s that time of year when many folks are contemplating a change of school, district, or role. I’m receiving weekly phone calls and emails with requests for career-change advice, so I thought it may be helpful to share some of my standard…

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