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”

Lifelong Learning

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”~William Buttle Yeats The moment you take your first breath until you take your last, I believe we are learning. The level of our learning depends on what we desire to do. The limitations to learning are the ones we place onContinue reading “Lifelong Learning”

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….”

Leadership Reset…No Way!

Watching the Open golf tournament with my husband and a player hits the ball, it makes it to the green, it rolls and hits the flag, denying a hole in one. What? Wait a minute. I call interference. That should count. My husband only laughs at me. It is no laughing matter; I am sureContinue reading “Leadership Reset…No 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”

Decision Making takes skills

Driving can be so peaceful in the country—so many beautiful things to look at. What is that in the road? A rabbit! It better move. It is in the way. A decision, a choice must be made before it is too late. The rabbit has made it more than halfway across the road to theContinue reading “Decision Making takes skills”

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?”