Reading, reflecting, and researching ideas about teaching is something essential. I am always excited to share information to help educators teach and learn. Recent surveys indicate that nearly 50% of educators are contemplating leaving the profession earlier than planned or within the next two years (GBAO Strategies, 2022; Merrimack College & EdWeek Research Center, 2022). … Continue reading Planning Teaching and Learning
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“I made a decision to write for my readers, not to try to find more readers for my writing.” - Seth Godin A circle is a round-shaped figure that has no corners or edges. Have you heard circle used in different ways? When you think about a circle, you visualize the shape in your mind. … Continue reading Circle, It’s not just a shape
When you think about feeling good and feeling safe, where do you see yourself? Where is the place those two things happen for you? Now that you have the place, who is there to help you feel safe and good? Is it the place only, or is it a combination of the place and the … Continue reading Safety and Feeling Good
Assumptions to Assurances Over the past few years, our world has experienced uncertainty. We have been through a global pandemic leading us into a world of the unknown and many assumptions. How can we turn our homes, workplaces, and communities from assumptions to assurances? What will it take for us to lead out of the … Continue reading Solution Weekly- June 26-July 2, 2022
Getting Back to Center Have you ever felt like you were off-balanced? A change happened in your life, and now things as you knew as “normal” are now the opposite. Oh, yes, the pandemic! The Covid-19 pandemic is one example. Can you think of more? Many things can impact us in positive and negative ways, … Continue reading Solution Weekly May 15-21, 2022
I missed the bus is a phrase referring to being too slow to take advantage of an opportunity. In education, it was an excuse for being late to school, like the video attached to the word bus from 1992. Have you ever used that phrase? Jumping on the bandwagon is another phrase used to join … Continue reading I missed the bus! Can I jump on your bandwagon?
When do you become a leader? Is it when you finally get that top spot or the title you have been dreaming of? Think about the leaders you know; what titles do they have? What characteristics do they have? The best questions are: Why do you think they are leaders?Why do you follow them?Do they … Continue reading Lead from where you are!
“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”Maya Angelou Creativity brings value to life. You can see, hear, feel and explore all elements. Through your imagination, you can expand on what everyone experiences to enhance with new thoughts. As a thinker and “tinker,” your intelligence leads you to fun, innovative … Continue reading Creativity expands!
There are many great men and women in our history we can celebrate, learn from, respect and model our actions. This week we began with a man famous for his speech, “I have a dream.” Dr. Martin Luther King not only had a dream he believed in, but he also believed in what could be … Continue reading Dream, Believe, Achieve, Dare-Do
Being a leader in 2022 is the same, different, or we don't know? Do the qualities and skills need to be the same? What are your thoughts? Do we need different leadership qualities? What is the most important quality for a leader? Why? I believe a job title does not define leadership. Leadership is part … Continue reading What made your list of leadership qualities to have in 2022?