A family vacation to Florida inspired my thoughts of ways to add positive messages today! A little play on the words, but a clear message. I used to send out different kinds of motivational, inspirational, and spiritual messages to others. I have always believed in helping to provide others with positivity. Keeping a positive attitudeContinue reading “Thursday thought….”
What happens when the leader is gone? Do you lead so that it does not matter if you are present or not, the work is completed? My sister told me a story about how the staff was happy when their boss left for a few weeks on medical leave. The feel of the building changed,Continue reading “In your absence….”
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 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”
What is behavior? It is what we see. Behavior is observable. It is the way an individual acts in response to a situation. Behavior is the way one conducts oneself. There are many ways we talk about behavior. “That girl is spoiled; she will not eat hamburgers cooked anywhere except from McDonald’s.” I can hearContinue reading “Behavior- Everyone has it”
Leaders work hard to encourage others. Who encourages the leaders? Seeking and investing in ways to help keep our leaders strong and inspired supports the entire organization. What do you need to hear to be encouraged? Who helps you? Let’s share to help keep each other encouraged. I can share one thing that keeps meContinue reading “Encouraging”
Vocabulary instruction is essential to academic success. Learn a new word each week. Read as much as you can! We have power in our words.
We can only achieve the outcomes we desire if the priorities we identify address the root of the problems preventing growth. This can only happen if the right priorities are addressed. Gather information, analyze and move past just identification. In education, I know we often stop at just symptoms. In other organizations and companies, IContinue reading “Root Causes”
As a leader, I heard the use of the word “reimage” by our technology department. They used this to describe their summer work. Each computer in our district would be “reimaged” with new software, updates, and clean-up to be ready for the new school year. So is this what people are talking about when theyContinue reading “Reimagine? Imagine? What do these words mean?”
Which one connects with you? Can you add to these messages? What can you share?