Rumor Has It I don’t know about you, but I love Adele! One of her songs talks about rumors and for most of us think of them as being socially inappropriate. However, I would like to encourage you to spread rumors about your school whenever you can! When I was transferred to be a middle … Continue reading We Can Wednesday with TWO RULES (2)
We can Wednesday- Two Rules Issue 1
Time for Change How many children feel like they cannot learn in our schools today? How many teachers feel like they cannot teach in our schools today? How many school leaders feel like they cannot lead our schools today? Why the questions? Why the disconnect? Why are we hearing this today? Are we hearing it? … Continue reading We can Wednesday- Two Rules Issue 1
Thoughts, choices, destination
As I have taught children for decades, it is the choices we make which determine the path forward. My Two-Rule philosophy guides children in opening their minds to see their thoughts and learning to ask the right questions.
Questions to Ask for success
How has a failure, or apparent failure, set you up for later success?
Thoughts on Emotional Intelligence
How important is emotional intelligence? Do you think this statement is true or false? Why?
Finding your gold!
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!
Student and Teacher Motivation-Different?
Please take a look at the information gathered by EdWeek as they share it in chart form for easy comparison. Survey data show significant differences in student and teacher motivation. — Read on http://www.edweek.org/leadership/student-and-teacher-motivation-in-charts/2023/02 Motivation seems to be a driving force for teaching and learning. We have lots of data and information to share about … Continue reading Student and Teacher Motivation-Different?
Mission and Motivation
As educators, the first thing we establish is the vision and the mission. We need to understand the how to motivate staff and students to accomplish them but especially teaching and learning. How can we help students encourage themselves to learn? Content and crucial academic skills can be provided to students but are unlearned if … Continue reading Mission and Motivation
Change, Breaking the Mold
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
Trauma Sensitive- Book to read for Schools
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