A compass provides us with the knowledge of the direction we are traveling. The choice of our direction is the responsibility of the one who holds it. Acceptance of the decisions made in the past are mine; I embrace them and learn from them as I continue to move forward. The compass does not revisit … Continue reading Guiding Compass of responsibility
Solution Weekly: November 20-26, 2022
Thanksgivings We celebrate our Thanksgiving this week. A time to reflect on all we are thankful for in our lives. I look around, and I know I have all that I need to have in my life. Almost a year ago, I faced horrible news of cancer; 12 years ago, we faced as a family … Continue reading Solution Weekly: November 20-26, 2022
Today I will say….
My blog post on October 27, 2022, began with students saying. Embedded within the post was an article with data collected from middle and high school students. The data in the paper presented the biggest barriers to student learning, according to a new report released by YouthTruth, a nonprofit that surveys K-12 students and families … Continue reading Today I will say….
Turn the Light On
You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Matthew 5:14 One of my rules is about feeling safe. As a child, I was terrified of the dark. When the lights went out, I could not see, and what I could not see scared me. How I did … Continue reading Turn the Light On
Education, It is important to you and me!
Who me? Yes, you! News media platforms report staff shortages in many different areas across the country. Education is one of those areas where we see issues with deficiencies in many different positions and levels. Looking at the college enrollments also tells us students are not interested in entering into the field of education either. … Continue reading Education, It is important to you and me!
Watch your step!
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.—-Ralph Waldo Emerson As a new administrator in a new district, I felt like a little fish in a big ocean. My thoughts lead me to always wondering would my decisions and choices be right or would … Continue reading Watch your step!
I was wrong! How many leaders can say this?
We want to hear our leaders say those three words when they have made an error or mistake. Many will quickly speak those words, and those will dance around to avoid them. Well, I want to tell you I have been wrong. I look back over things I have stated and the wording used. It … Continue reading I was wrong! How many leaders can say this?
Feelings….affect and effect
Do emotions affect or effect? All of us work hard to make sure our emotions do not interfere when making decisions. As educators, a rubric is created to follow to apply a non-biased look at student work being evaluated. As a judge of essays for a scholarship each year, our committee utilizes this process of … Continue reading Feelings….affect and effect
At Peace, helping in finding the place
Troubling times face each of us in many different ways. Some we can see clearly, others hide it and shelter it away. Our news media brings us stories daily, filled with reports locally, nationally, and globally. We can watch these reports on several stations, read in newspapers, scroll through media platforms and catch comments. You … Continue reading At Peace, helping in finding the place