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!”

Professional Development or Learning

What’s Key to Sticky PD? Education Leadership Article by Fred Ende February 2021 | Volume 78 | Number 5 Making Professional Learning Stick Pages 38-43 “The before and after of a professional learning event is as important as the event itself. Before reading any further, take a few minutes to consider the following two questions:Continue reading “Professional Development or Learning”

STOP ⛔ Leading….Start Building

Robyn R. Jackson is the author of this great new book from ASCD! In this book, you’ll learn how to use her Buildership Model™ to escape the “school improvement hamster wheel”. Embark on creating the school your students and teachers deserve. It involves a few simple shifts in how your approach. As leaders, we alwaysContinue reading “STOP ⛔ Leading….Start Building”

Stable Environments? Do we have those?

We have a great deal of talk about our environment in the news, especially when it involves a political race. Environmental talk is essential, but actions speak louder. However, the environmental discussion I think is vital for our future is our children’s daily exposure in homes and school settings. “The environment has a significant impactContinue reading “Stable Environments? Do we have those?”

Will you be my friend? Finding Friends on Friday

“Childhood lies at the very heart of who we are and who we become.” Fred Rogers Mister Rogers was not afraid to talk about difficult social issues, tackle them head on and make it a priority to support children in the best way he knew how! He talked about divorce, assassination, death, racial issues andContinue reading “Will you be my friend? Finding Friends on Friday”

“Your off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!”~Dr. Suess

No! I can’t! Papers pushed off the table. Feet and chairs are moving. Door slams shut and then the sound of the elevator door opening. Searching for the keys to the car, I paused. What just happened? I have seen this before, but I was not pushing papers off the desk or yelling; it wasContinue reading ““Your off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!”~Dr. Suess”