Have you ever stopped to think about how many choices you make in a single day? It might seem like a simple question, but the reality is that as adults, we make an astonishing number of decisions daily. Researchers estimate that an average adult makes around 35,000 decisions each day. Let's break it down. If … Continue reading Did You Make A Choice Today?
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When I see something, hear something or read something, I like to share. Some consider it gossip when you are talking about others, but in this case, it is not. You need to be careful today to make sure you fact check, but this is the truth! Dan Rockwell, a.k.a. Leadership Freak, is one of … Continue reading Not Gossip…nothing but the truth!
I spent nine years of my educational career at the middle school level. I also have had a daughter, a granddaughter, and, before I know it, two grandsons who will experience middle school. My belief was in letting everyone play, be involved, and be part of all of the activities they wanted to be in. … Continue reading Trophy-Does Everyone Get One? Can Everyone Play?
Two Rules Bringing Two Rules to your school is reinforced by recognizing the importance of building good habits. One concept I reinforced over and over with students was that when something becomes a habit, it can move you from where you are. A good habit can move you forward; a bad habit can have unpleasant … Continue reading We can Wednesday with Two Rules (4)
The following is a campaign from NASSP for leaders to actively contact their legislators to take federal actions on five key areas to support the needs of districts to handle the mental health crisis we are experiencing across our nation. Please consider coping these words to use in your communications to legislators, on your social … Continue reading Thank You NASSP-Five Key Areas to Support Mental Health Crisis
As you begin your day, take a short moment to gather your thoughts. I have often repeated the following to students for decades to remind them of the power they have within themselves to develop into the individuals they desire to be. Education is a gift we receive which no one can take from us, … Continue reading Finding your gold!
Are we still doing the same things today as yesterday? Are we better today than we were yesterday? Do we need to break the mold and try to do things differently? The difference between today and tomorrow is us. Each one of us is a leader. Many believe it is a title that defines you … Continue reading Change, Breaking the Mold
Please read my review of the book Trauma-Sensitive School Leadership. MiddleWeb has published the review, and this is a book to consider adding to your list of reading. The reports of students failing in schools have identified our schools as failing. We have many things we need to repair in education, and we have not … Continue reading Trauma Sensitive- Book to read for Schools
“It only takes one person to whisper a little doubt in your ear for it to begin.”—Brenda Yoho, #Bethesolutiondaily Do You Believe? I am a mother, grandmother, and retired educator. Like most of you, I have been asked by a child, “Do you believe in, (Santa Claus, The Easter Bunny, The Tooth Fairy, Ghosts, Fairies, … Continue reading Placing Doubt