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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…

May 27, 2016

From Teacher to TOGETHER Teacher

The how-not-to-start-a-business post turned out to be very popular, and I am now fielding lots of questions like, “How did you go from being a teacher to leading PD for teachers and leaders?” The headline answer: by accident and also very…

May 20, 2016

Four Unintended Consequences of Togetherness Trainings

Last week, I had the good fortune to share a train ride from NYC to DC with my friend, fellow educator, and former colleague, Kathleen Porter-Magee. If you don’t know what Kathleen is up to in the world of Catholic education, read more…

April 29, 2016

How to Start Your Own Training Business – or Not!

At least once a week, I receive a question from someone who wants to start their own training or professional development practice. While I love, love, love chatting with people about achieving their dreams, I feel wholly unqualified to help anyone…

December 18, 2012

FAQ: How Do I Clean Up My Clipboard?

We teachers cannot live without our clipboards. To this day, I cannot teach without a clipboard in hand. It’s like my security blanket; I feel safely wrapped up with my pacing guide, anecdotal notes, and lesson plans. The challenge, of course,…

November 20, 2012

FAQ: What Happens If I Lose It?

Today’s Question: All this organization stuff sounds great, but now that I have everything in one place, what happens if I lose my iPhone, clipboard, Flexy Friend, or binder? (insert look of pure horror and devastation here). Today’s Answer:…

October 1, 2012

FAQ: Falling Off and Getting On Again?

It happens to all of us. You have the best intentions to be “Together,” and then, something happens. You get sick, you travel all weekend, a friend pays you a surprise visit, you watch too many episodes of Homeland (ummmm. . ….

September 19, 2012

FAQ: Hey, Do You Have a Pen I Could Borrow?

My first year of teaching, I had REALLY long (and admittedly, kind of messy) hair. At the end of the day, I would shake out my ponytail and occasionally find at least three pens hanging out up there. Next, I would empty the pockets of my…

September 5, 2012

FAQ: How Much Time Does It Take To Be “Together?”

So, the dirty little secret here is that organization does take SOME amount of time. And yes, that is time that COULD be spent planning, grading, analyzing, family phone-calling, and more. In fact, we know of a small percentage of people…