Teaching and learning are a priority. This is our number one concern in helping to build a strong foundation. Our focus is not to seek those who are seeking to answer correctly but to continue to question and seek. To continue to grow, we need those who will search for new ideas, find discoveries, explore, … Continue reading Our Attention
Friday can find many things if we allow our hearts and brains to open to discovering. Today we end a week with teacher tips, advice, feedback, thoughts about hope, and CHOICE. In communication, listening is always the best form. You can not communicate well if you are not listening, especially to what is not said. … Continue reading Friday Finds 1, 2023
In a blog post last week, I asked if we hold onto things. We were approaching a new year, and people tended to make resolutions, clean out closets and make changes. As leaders, especially in education, are we holding on to things we need to let go of to move forward? On Tuesday, January 3rd, … Continue reading Thursday Thoughts for Leadership
For the last decade of work, I had a longer commute to work. I could use this time to prepare my mind for the day ahead, looking through the windshield at all the possibilities. As my day completed, I could look back through the rearview mirror, leaving behind issues I could handle tomorrow as I … Continue reading Windshield, Rearview, Handheld-Which do you use?
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?
A cup full of positivity will bring a smile! Before you walk out the door, double-check you have not forgotten your smile. Here is the best thing about a smile. When others see it, they smile too! The other thing, they are secretly wondering, why are you smiling? Maybe this will cause them to reflect … Continue reading Good Morning…Wednesday Wisdom
One glove does not fit all As educators, we know we need differentiation in our classrooms to meet the needs of all of our students. So why would we not do this for our staff? It takes a great deal of effort, planning, and organizing to accomplish this “one glove does not fit all” approach, … Continue reading Choices, questions and more ?
As a teacher, have you ever heard, “You asked the wrong questions. I did not study for those questions.” When I moved into the position as Director of Educational Support Programs, I was charged with bringing in experts to help our staff with curriculum, instruction, and assessments. One of the experts for our math support … Continue reading You asked the wrong questions….or did you?
I am all about asking questions. I enjoy asking questions to spark conversations, engage with others, and learn. My grandson Abram has always asked me thought-provoking questions from a child's point of view. “How do they make leather shoes? Where does the leather come from?” Not a typical question from a then four-year-old. My question … Continue reading How do you live?
I missed the bus is a phrase referring to being too slow to take advantage of an opportunity. In education, it was an excuse for being late to school, like the video attached to the word bus from 1992. Have you ever used that phrase? Jumping on the bandwagon is another phrase used to join … Continue reading I missed the bus! Can I jump on your bandwagon?