The Together Teacher: Evening Edition – October

Effective teaching requires strong planning, time and task management, and organizational systems. Without a clear system to sort through the daily deluge, you can easily lose sight of what you value most. Your students suffer, you sleep too little, and you feel...

Purple Feather Boas in the Name of Togetherness

I recently had the privilege of working with all the leaders over at Coney Island Prep in Brooklyn, and we spent some time brainstorming about how to protect our time for focused work in the midst of a hectic school environment. I joked with the group that when I...

The Together Teacher: Evening Edition

Effective teaching requires strong planning, time and task management, and organizational systems. Without a clear system to sort through the daily deluge, you can easily lose sight of what you value most. Your students suffer, you sleep too little, and you feel...

The Together Work-From-Home Teacher

The Together Work-From-Home Teacher is a quick-read book with practical methods of organization for the unique needs of teachers struggling to teach, work, live, and parent from home during the pandemic.

The Together Teacher

The Together Teacher: Plan Ahead, Get Organized, and Save Time! is the first of Maia’s time management books – a practical resource that shows teachers how to get it together, be effective, and have a life, using everything from smart organization methods to managing your energy to sanity-saving tech.

The Together Teacher

Effective teaching requires strong planning, time and task management, and organizational systems. Without a clear system to sort through the daily deluge, you can easily lose sight of what you value most. Your students suffer, you sleep too little, and you feel...

September Together Tips: Broken But Buoyant & Back-to-School

Dear Together Friends, Fans, and Family, HAPPY Back to School? Scratch. WELCOME Back to School? No, that isn’t right either. Back to school, hello, is it you? AGAIN. I see you. And that graphing calculator on the middle school math supply list I have yet to purchase....

Together Tradeoffs: Using Togetherness to Make Choices

Occasionally, Togetherness gets a bit of a rep for being inflexible. But we believe the opposite around here. As you’ve heard me say before, “The more planned you are, the more flexible you can be!” (PS I’m thinking I should print this on a shirt! Would you wear that?...

August Together Tips: Solitude, Spiders & Stand-Up Paddleboards

Dear Together Friends, Fans, and Family, I greet you today, following SEVEN days of blissful solitude, from a semi-undisclosed-location near my Homeland.  When you are a solo-parent whose kids go to camp (a privilege I’m keenly aware of, and also SO MANY LABELS), who...

June Together Tips: In-Between Times, Contest & We’re Hiring!

Dear Together Friends, Fans, and Family, [author’s note: This was supposed to land with you Monday morning, but then second grader sent home with sore throat, PCR testing obtained, and is now my helper at home all week.] Hi. How are you all? Flourishing? Languishing?...