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?”

Thinking vs Knowing

A thinking thought for today! “There’s a difference in thinking you are a champion and knowing that you are.” Matthew McConaughey What is the difference? Is it because you hold a title? A young mother fights breast cancer and becomes cancer-free. She is a champion. She knows what she has overcome and does not needContinue reading “Thinking vs Knowing”

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall…

If this is your first time reading a post of mine, let me please tell you I am not an ordinary individual who always does things the way you expect them to be done. So….I love Walt Disney, crazy acronyms, inspirational videos, music, and thinking way outside the box people feel comfortable being inside ofContinue reading “Mirror, Mirror on the Wall…”

Teachers and Leaders, encourage failure!

This title may need to be explained! It is not that I am encouraging all of us to fail but to innovate and become resilient. The title is also not saying teachers and leaders encourage their students to fail. It is the approach and strategies we use to help children grow. One year the themeContinue reading “Teachers and Leaders, encourage failure!”

What Matters Most?

As a leader, especially during this time, the importance of “what we do,” “how we do it,” and “why we do it” are critical questions to ask. We have asked them before, but how does it help us to answer the biggest question of all? What matters most? “Mother Norman, I am so sorry forContinue reading “What Matters Most?”

Are you dog tired?

Leaders make hundreds of decisions daily that impact lives. Depending on the nature of their work, it can be very intense for them, testing strength physically, emotionally, and mentally. Many times leaders put in long days, and adding all of this together can be exhausting. As a leader, you try to keep the spirits upContinue reading “Are you dog tired?”

What is at the core of your leadership?

“Corey, Aaron, and Justin, I would like to have you three be the leaders from our class to represent us. We will be presenting the Twin Towers model to the city for a temporary display.” Their faces filled with smiles and big bright eyes. Priceless. No one would have used leader to describe these boys.Continue reading “What is at the core of your leadership?”

Do you know what they think?

We live in a society where we are always seeking others’ thoughts, or are we? Do we want to know? Will we change anything based on what they tell us? We enjoy seeing that like on a post we make on social media! We know what we believe, and it is the truth for us.Continue reading “Do you know what they think?”