Reasonable Conversations

Do you find it challenging to have conversations with others? When I say challenging, do they start friendly, and before you know it escalates into an argument, disagreement, or worse? I can expect it maybe at holidays when all of the family crowds into small places and everyone is stressed, but not on a day-to-dayContinue reading “Reasonable Conversations”

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”

Snap judgments or decisions

Making snap judgments and quick reactions seem to happen more often than I realized. Our society works at a fast pace, and it continues to speed up. I know I am getting older, but it is still speeding up no matter what age. It should come as no surprise to me that we are workingContinue reading “Snap judgments or decisions”

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….”

ABC’s to Leadership

Writing each day is a blessing for me. I enjoy each day in finding ways to spark a fire of excitement, light a lesson of inspiration, shine enthusiasm on kindness, plant a seed of hope, and turn a problem into a solution one post at a time. Leadership is daily, 365 days a year, andContinue reading “ABC’s to Leadership”

Mistakes, Do you make them?

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 theContinue reading “Mistakes, Do you make them?”

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. ItContinue 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?”

Monday’s Matter

What do you choose to focus on? How do you help others with their focus? Make this Monday count as we all focus together!