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January 19, 2016

Unstick Yourself: First the What, Then the When

Inevitably, at some point toward the end of a Together Teacher workshop, when it is time to actually sit down and map out priorities, To-Do’s, and timed appointments for the following week, people hit a wall. They feel completely stuck and…

September 25, 2015

The Power of a Plan B

In a fit of end-of-summer ambition and good will, I decided it would be nice to host a Potluck-Picnic-Back-to-School-Bash at our new house. We never had a housewarming, and we’d been meeting families at our kids’ schools that we wanted to get to…

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…

January 13, 2015

Product Review: Carissa Uses Asana for To-Do’s!

One of my favorite parts of my job is facilitating trainings for new teacher preparation programs and residencies. A few months ago, I made my fifth annual visit to MATCH’s Teacher Residency in Boston, where their 80-plus teachers-in-training were…

April 3, 2014

Standard Operating Procedure: Make a Checklist

This will come as no surprise, but I love me a good checklist. In fact, Atul Gawande’s The Checklist Manifesto is one of my favorite books of the past five years. Recently, a principal asked me for my thoughts on creating checklists for standard…