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March 12, 2022

Together Triage: The Case for a Sloppy List

Much like everyone else on the East Coast, the first week “back” from school in January, was a bit. . . messy, shall we say? Whether you are figuring out school transportation, teacher coverages, quarantines or snow days, it seems harder…

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,…

May 25, 2021

When to Call It: I’ll Get It Together Tomorrow

As soon as the stick punctured R’s calf, I knew it would be a long night. The kids were happily skipping along a side street in Woodley Park en route to an evening of ice cream with my partner and his two children, when BOOM!, our plan was foiled…

March 7, 2021

Pivot the Plan: Burrito Brawls and Back-to-School

I don’t often use this space for personal posts, though I’ve tried my hand at it once or twice. Letting you all into my (sometimes not so) Together World is occasionally instructive, and it’s also good therapy for me, too. This week’s…

November 11, 2020

Family University: Supporting Parents to Support Students

One of my favorite parts of this work is making connections with folks doing similar work. I’m a long-time fan of Caleb Dolan (fun fact: my mom was his middle school art teacher!). Caleb has been in education for almost 25 years, and I respect…

September 15, 2020

Together Student (and Parent!) Learn-From-Home Edition

My interest in Together Students continues to grow, as evidenced by learnings here, here, and here. So when my Together Leader co-host, Chrystie, popped up early during our last online class and showed me her children’s Learn-From-Home flexy…

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