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”

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?”

My Day is great, because of you!

It is a blessed day because of you! Share Monday motivation, moments of kindness, minutes of memory-making, and more meaningful conversations with those you meet! Pick a favorite quote and post it so you can see it all the time. Could you share them with others? Drop a note to co-workers, be the positive lightContinue reading “My Day is great, because of you!”

Cultivating Culture with Gratitude

Many of the posts and articles I have written speak about gratitude. One of the most important aspects of a leader’s responsibility is providing, modeling, and supporting this character trait. Authenticity is the approach to everything you do. The worse thing you can do is to fake your approach to an appreciation for others. ThenContinue reading “Cultivating Culture with Gratitude”

Wishes, Do you have them?

Twinkle, Twinkle, little star, When you wish upon a star……Blow out the candles and make a wish. All of my childhood seems to be full of dreams, wishes, and hopes. I am sure you share this with me. We watched and read about many happy endings. The book by Beth Thomas, Powered by Happy, providesContinue reading “Wishes, Do you have them?”

Because I am Happy

Pharrell Williams’s song Happy is great! Tap your foot, clap your hands, smile, and sing along. However, are people happy? Did we forget what it is that makes us happy? How do you define happiness? The dictionary simply defines it as “the state of being happy.” Happiness is that feeling that comes over you whenContinue reading “Because I am Happy”

Motivation-Validation

Monday’s can be a day measured differently for many. It is based on the life experiences of the weekend, the feelings they have for where they are, expectations, mindsets, and the culture. Life journeys are different for each of us. Many things are not visible and are hard to detect. It takes effort to workContinue reading “Motivation-Validation”

Quotes and thoughts

I enjoy reading quotes. One of my favorite things is to see a quote and then see others’ responses to the quote. So many thoughts, ideas, and wisdom are shared. Here are a few to review… Share your thoughts. Do you have a favorite quote you use? What is one that helps you the most?Continue reading “Quotes and thoughts”