It is so important to teach children it is okay to make mistakes. We do not make them with intent or to cause harm. Mistakes occur when we dare to try something new, utilize our creativity or innovation, attempt to solve a problem, and the list can continue of examples. It all leads to the … Continue reading Mistakes, Do you make them?
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Let’s Continue to learn!
We have many opportunities to learn daily. As educators, professional learning expectations are tied to specific mandates of topics to be covered and a required amount each year to maintain your certification. However, this is not all we need as we desire to be the best we can be for those we serve. The article, … Continue reading Let’s Continue to learn!
Embracing Messy Leadership in Schools and Beyond
The Case of Embracing Messy Leadership in Schools By Sean Slade and Alyssa Gallagher Jul 7, 2021 @https://www.edsurge.com A great piece to read! They list the benefits of messy leadership as follows: Messy Leadership has many benefits: Multiplying Perspective – in short taking the broader view of an issue and of the potential outcomes. It … Continue reading Embracing Messy Leadership in Schools and Beyond
How do you prepare for the day?
You will not find alarm clocks at our house. We naturally wake up early every morning before it is time to be up. I believe there are days we beat the birds! They still get the worms, though! The first thing is to make the coffee! This is the essential first step to the day! … Continue reading How do you prepare for the day?
Fill in the blank
If you could fill in this blank what would it say? Leadership is the ________ towards an uncertain world. “All life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly.”~Dr. Martin Luther King (1967) Leaders _______to make a … Continue reading Fill in the blank
U.S. Students Show no improvements in Math, Reading, Science. When did that headline message appear? The news may not read the same, but it clearly states the facts. Our students have not and are continuing to not perform at a high level compared to other countries. You can find these headlines from 2013 to the … Continue reading The Message
Roll out the red carpet!
It is time for some new headlines! What is the message you want to send? Roll out the red carpet and make your own stars! Put up pictures of your staff, students, or whatever you want to highlight. Just ask me, and I can help you put some joy, laughter, motivation, feeling safe, and so … Continue reading Roll out the red carpet!
Helping others focus on solutions
Be the solution daily isn't something I decided one day sounded good; it is a daily practice I have used professionally and personally for decades. It is my hope to help and guide others into this practice for success. Where we place, our focus is crucial for our success. It seems we are quick to … Continue reading Helping others focus on solutions
Leaders see solutions
Leadership is about solutions. Problems are all around seeking our attention. Can you identify the leader in the group when working? If we keep our focus always on problems, solutions are hard to see. Do you know individuals who only see problems? What is the solution in helping others focus on solutions? Do you have … Continue reading Leaders see solutions
When you wake up in the morning, the needs hit you right away! You have the need to get to the bathroom, find coffee, food of some kind, and find out the needs of the world around you! If you have pets, children, spouses, or others in need of your attention, then you are already … Continue reading The Needs