How do you name what you teach?

The pandemic brought attention to education. Education should always have our attention and focus. It is the key to the success of our society as our next generation learns, creates, and discovers. Critical Race Theory was/is a big topic for discussion on what was being taught. What other programs, curriculums are being taught in schoolsContinue reading “How do you name what you teach?”

Students “Don’t Care,” Do they?

Have you heard this, thought this, or said this? As you glance in a classroom, talk to students or staff, you get an idea of this statement. Sometimes we are quick to place a label on something without further examining the roots to discover a solution. Engagement is our go-to word. Students are not engagedContinue reading “Students “Don’t Care,” Do they?”

#ConversationsForChange

Let’s start a conversation today about the world of work. This past week I had the pleasure of speaking with a community service group regarding their human resources and programs. I am new to their organization and wanted to gain more insight than project any thoughts. I told them after listening to their difficulty inContinue reading “#ConversationsForChange”

Thinking vs Knowing

A thinking thought for today! “There’s a difference in thinking you are a champion and knowing that you are.” Matthew McConaughey What is the difference? Is it because you hold a title? A young mother fights breast cancer and becomes cancer-free. She is a champion. She knows what she has overcome and does not needContinue reading “Thinking vs Knowing”

It is a no-good, horrible nothing going right kind of day!

Have you ever had a day where nothing seems to go right? How does it make you feel? What do you do to get yourself back on the right track? When I was little, my mom would tell me it was because I got up on the wrong side of the bed. “But yesterday wasContinue reading “It is a no-good, horrible nothing going right kind of day!”

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!”

What Matters Most?

As a leader, especially during this time, the importance of “what we do,” “how we do it,” and “why we do it” are critical questions to ask. We have asked them before, but how does it help us to answer the biggest question of all? What matters most? “Mother Norman, I am so sorry forContinue reading “What Matters Most?”

Are you dog tired?

Leaders make hundreds of decisions daily that impact lives. Depending on the nature of their work, it can be very intense for them, testing strength physically, emotionally, and mentally. Many times leaders put in long days, and adding all of this together can be exhausting. As a leader, you try to keep the spirits upContinue reading “Are you dog tired?”

What to do? According to data?

In every organization, data-driven decision-making was and is a phrase repeated often. Sitting around a big conference table, I can recall talking about the stacks and stacks of data collected by an individual for us to utilize. However, we all looked at each other with a huh what. Data-rich and information poor, why are weContinue reading “What to do? According to data?”

Do you know what they think?

We live in a society where we are always seeking others’ thoughts, or are we? Do we want to know? Will we change anything based on what they tell us? We enjoy seeing that like on a post we make on social media! We know what we believe, and it is the truth for us.Continue reading “Do you know what they think?”