It’s a lollipop 🍭 Day!

My grandson Alden loves lollipops! He always picks these when he has a choice for candy! I can remember as a child many things related to lollipops! Do you have any special memories?

I can remember a commercial, “How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop? One, two, three…” I hope some of you can picture the owl taking the licks then biting.

On the good ship lollipop, I would sing with my tap shoes on, doing my best to pretend I was Shirley Temple. I would beg my mom to curl my hair to look like hers.

Then one of my favorite parts of The Wizard of Oz is when the Lollipop Guild did their song. It still makes me smile just writing about it.

Storytelling is a beautiful craft. Many are very gifted at conveying a message by placing words together to create a vision the reader can see and an emotion their hearts can feel.

As you think of your life, there are often moments others remember, and we may not. Our memories and recollections are from our perspective. Drew Dudley has a Ted Talk about everyday leadership that explains perfectly the importance of someone’s memory.

The attached article is a strategy of storytelling for school leaders. You are using data to form pictures to illustrate your story.

A Consensus-Building Strategy for School Leaders

Published by Brenda Yoho

Christian,Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Aspiring Author, Motivator, Survivor, Leader, Coach, Mentor and a service agent living a life of purpose. Started my career in education as a teaching assistant, moved into the teaching role, followed by administration serving as Assistant Principal, Principal and Director of Educational Support Programs. Over my more than two decades of educational experience I have served as the Illinois Principals Association Illini Region Director and most recently as a mentor/coach for principals. In addition, I have presented at their conferences over the years. In my final years in administration I served also as the Illinois Association of Title Directors Vice President and Treasurer. I am a survivor of an indirect hit of lightning and an almost fatal accident with a semi truck that hit the car I was traveling in with my family. My daughter, granddaughter and close friend survived as well! My injuries were the most significant leaving lifelong damages.

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