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May 16, 2022

Together Tour: James B. and The Together Trifold

I met James B, a program manager at the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, in a recent Together Course, and when he kept us laughing and energized (because he has been on reality television, in stand-up comedy, and a trivia host!), I knew I…

April 8, 2022

Permission to Plan: Enter Blackout Days

In a recent online The Together Leader class, Aisha, a Vice President at IDEA Public Schools, opened our class by reminding all participants that they were in a Blackout Day, and that there should be no incoming communications from their internal…

January 13, 2022

De-Decking (The Halls): Re-packing Imperfectly

It’s long been documented around here that I have a severe allergy to unpacking—and I’m comfortable not putting away clean laundry for a period of time that makes some people uncomfortable. Suitcases, groceries, laundry, the dishwasher,…

September 12, 2021

Starting From Scratch: Resetting the Calendar

Does anyone else feel like they are starting their calendars from scratch again? It is sort of like when I recently returned home from a remote-work vacation, and my refrigerator was legitimately empty. Maia’s empty-ish fridge, with the…

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 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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