Teachers and Leaders, encourage failure!

This title may need to be explained! It is not that I am encouraging all of us to fail but to innovate and become resilient. The title is also not saying teachers and leaders encourage their students to fail. It is the approach and strategies we use to help children grow. One year the themeContinue reading “Teachers and Leaders, encourage failure!”

It only takes a spark!

“The power just went out; I can’t see a thing.” “Hang on, I know I have candles somewhere. Oh no, only one match! I hope we can get the candle going with one match. Then we can start the others.” Moving to the country on our own as a young family took a little gettingContinue reading “It only takes a spark!”

Turning Gears into Action

One of my first posts was about gears. I made this reference as it was part of the original writing in my book. I did not know everything I needed to know about publishing a book. So even though my gears were turning, I did not have all of the ones I needed to moveContinue reading “Turning Gears into Action”

My way, Your way, Our way….

I grew up really as an only child. My brother and sister are 16 and 17 years older than me, respectively. I have always said I was a gift from God to make sure someone could help this family. My siblings, especially my sister, did lots of things with me. I think I was likeContinue reading “My way, Your way, Our way….”

Transforming before us

Noise Can you hear it? The “white noise” of the world “darkens” the “brightness” of our thoughts, deafening our ears preventing us from hearing the wisdom of our father. Vision Can you see it? Our vision is “clouded” by the distortion of the images presented as we question softly with muffled replies of lies. WeContinue reading “Transforming before us”

The Message

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 theContinue 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 soContinue 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 toContinue reading “Helping others focus on solutions”

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”