Thursday thought….

A family vacation to Florida inspired my thoughts of ways to add positive messages today! A little play on the words, but a clear message. I used to send out different kinds of motivational, inspirational, and spiritual messages to others. I have always believed in helping to provide others with positivity. Keeping a positive attitudeContinue reading “Thursday thought….”

In your absence….

What happens when the leader is gone? Do you lead so that it does not matter if you are present or not, the work is completed? My sister told me a story about how the staff was happy when their boss left for a few weeks on medical leave. The feel of the building changed,Continue reading “In your absence….”

Collective student efficacy

In my previous post, I spoke about efficacy. I believe this is an essential part of the development of beliefs. Understanding collaboration with others supports learning from each other and building on strengths. Supporting the growth of efficacy in these manners helps to stimulate learning growth by all. The new book: Collective Student Efficacy Developing IndependentContinue reading “Collective student efficacy”

Efficacy

Efficacy is a word we hear a great deal. Do we understand what it means in its various uses? Efficacy is the ability to perform a task to an expected degree or satisfaction; being successful in producing an intended result or effectiveness. Providing ourselves with a basic understanding of the definition helps guide us whenContinue reading “Efficacy”

While you were working-

I get behind if you can believe that, on my emails and things I want to do. I miss webinars, chats, and podcasts. Thankful for the recordings so I can catch up eventually. This is the plan anyway! But I love getting this message While you were working (WYWW). I love the variety in theContinue reading “While you were working-“

Root Causes

We can only achieve the outcomes we desire if the priorities we identify address the root of the problems preventing growth. This can only happen if the right priorities are addressed. Gather information, analyze and move past just identification. In education, I know we often stop at just symptoms. In other organizations and companies, IContinue reading “Root Causes”

Reimagine? Imagine? What do these words mean?

As a leader, I heard the use of the word “reimage” by our technology department. They used this to describe their summer work. Each computer in our district would be “reimaged” with new software, updates, and clean-up to be ready for the new school year. So is this what people are talking about when theyContinue reading “Reimagine? Imagine? What do these words mean?”

Focus on Improvement-Friday

When we think about the improvement process a vision of binders appears with bullet points, goals, documents, graphs, data, charts and the list goes on. Stop ⛔ Think about focusing on improving one day at a time. At the end of the day, reflect. Now, what can you do tomorrow to be better than today?Continue reading “Focus on Improvement-Friday”

Thursday Thoughts

I enjoy reading, learning, and always stretching myself to find solutions to share with others. Leadership is essential in supporting growth in every aspect of life. We want to grow in our personal life, faith, family, work, and community. I am sharing information from Bill Dodd and his insights. The resource for his post isContinue reading “Thursday Thoughts”

Wednesday Wonders…

The final school bell for 2021 has rung for most of our students. Students have their final report cards but do we wonder how all of our schools did? What about education? How did all of the students across our nation do in 2021? How did the schools and districts do for our students? TheContinue reading “Wednesday Wonders…”