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October 5, 2021

Sharing is Caring: Host a Together Talk

After a summer and fall teaching blitz (I’m still in it!), I’m finally getting the chance to follow up with course participants to see how you share Togetherness throughout your organizations. Andrea W., a leader at the Texas Education Agency…

September 27, 2021

Reader Feature: Building a Playlist for PD

Last fall, in anticipation of a dark, screen-filled winter ahead with a side of holiday loneliness, I built myself a Playlist. Not of songs, but a literal PLAY List: things to turn to when I needed a joy boost. Sidenote: Elena and I even talked…

March 30, 2021

Stage to Assuage: Maia’s Approach to Big Daunting Tasks

Getting ready to take a bit of a break this week, I caught myself staring at my thrown-together heap of clothing, aka my Pre-Packing Pile, and realized I’m a tiny bit of a procrastinator. It is rare that I start a task and complete it in one…

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…

December 11, 2020

My Winter “Play” List

OK. It’s official. My doom scrolling habit has lingered post-election. While I’m beyond grateful for my health, I’m also aware that being a solo self-employed parent in a pandemic comes with just a wee bit of stress. I can feel the darkness…

December 10, 2020

Oh, We Got You! A Together Trio of High School Students!

After debuting the amazingness of Together (Elementary) Students here and here, I’m excited to now introduce Together High School Students. Over the past month, I’ve had the privilege to Zoom / text / email with three high school sophomores in…

December 3, 2020

All I Want is. . . a Tab Manager?! Maia Tries Toby!

I don’t know about YOU, but I’ve got a lot of tabs open these days—literally and metaphorically. Between Nearpod, Zoom, Together Teacher book edits, Google websites for every online class, three calendars, and more, my desktop reflects the…

September 23, 2020

More Together Students: Weekly Worksheets for Your Class!

Well, based on your love for Chrystie’s kids, we thought another Together Student post was in order. We came across this student-facing Weekly Worksheet from the folks at Gem Innovation Prep in Idaho, and we LOVE IT. Sonya L., their Director…

May 28, 2020

Pandemic Post #8: How I Prep for Virtual Teaching

Just like the rest of us, I’ve taken a crash course in virtual instruction over the past 8 weeks. While I’ve hosted some online courses in the past, this is the first time I’m looking at the bulk – or all (eek!) – of my classes being…

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