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March 3, 2021

One Year, Many Lessons Learned

Way back in Spring 2020 – aka the surprise pivot to Togethering Remotely — I wrote a bit about how I stay Together while teaching online. All of this info still holds true, AND I’ve learned a ton along the way, just like many (all!) of you….

February 22, 2021

Segmenting: My Strategy for the Long Haul

In a recent pre-(online) class chitchat, my co-host Ana Gutierrez held up a small Hershey’s chocolate nugget. I was all, “WHAT IS THIS DELICIOUSNESS??” and she said, “I have a quarter of this chocolate bar as we finish each fourth of…

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…

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