Butterflies mean more

The beauty of nature is impressive to me, and I enjoy it all the time we can appreciate it all. We just had the opportunity to spend nine days with my sister-in-law and her husband in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Each day from our balcony, we saw dolphins jumping, swimming, and diving. In addition, we sawContinue reading “Butterflies mean more”

Have you ever……

When you are trying to entertain during a long drive on vacation, when there is not a lot to see, you play games. Often we play: I spy with my little eye, something green. Then others take turns guessing what you see. It is fun to learn about others when you play games. So askingContinue reading “Have you ever……”

What is your Intention?

One of Merriam-Webster’s definitions for the word “intention” is “a determination to act in a certain way.” As we look at words and their meanings, we often find ourselves thinking of additional ones. When you think of intention, what do you think of? I think of commitment. We take time to establish goals, make plans,Continue reading “What is your Intention?”

Unpacking the bags to Leadership

The Lead Change Group has many opportunities to gain insight from many thought leaders. Look to leaders in all areas, not in just your area. Business, Education, Non-Profit, and leaders in all organizations can offer strategies, tips, and solutions. Use the link below to view my article and then explore more at the site. UnpackingContinue reading “Unpacking the bags to Leadership”

Do we have the courage?

As we face our days ahead, do you think about protection? The protection for self, others, and organization. Do you think about risk? Are you willing to take risks, support risks, and encourage risk? Leaders must be willing to ask questions, challenge assumptions, and share dissenting views, even at the risk of disrupting a collegialContinue reading “Do we have the courage?”

Make Monday Meaningful

Each day we set out to accomplish all of the things on our to-do list, lesson plan, or get the items on the grocery list still sitting at home. Life happens, and we make the most of every situation, just like Mahatma Gandhi in this story: Gandhi went to board a train one busy day.Continue reading “Make Monday Meaningful”

How do you name what you teach?

The pandemic brought attention to education. Education should always have our attention and focus. It is the key to the success of our society as our next generation learns, creates, and discovers. Critical Race Theory was/is a big topic for discussion on what was being taught. What other programs, curriculums are being taught in schoolsContinue reading “How do you name what you teach?”

Students “Don’t Care,” Do they?

Have you heard this, thought this, or said this? As you glance in a classroom, talk to students or staff, you get an idea of this statement. Sometimes we are quick to place a label on something without further examining the roots to discover a solution. Engagement is our go-to word. Students are not engagedContinue reading “Students “Don’t Care,” Do they?”

#ConversationsForChange

Let’s start a conversation today about the world of work. This past week I had the pleasure of speaking with a community service group regarding their human resources and programs. I am new to their organization and wanted to gain more insight than project any thoughts. I told them after listening to their difficulty inContinue reading “#ConversationsForChange”