In your absence….

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….”

Wednesday Wonders…

The final school bell for 2021 has rung for most of our students. Students have their final report cards but do we wonder how all of our schools did? What about education? How did all of the students across our nation do in 2021? How did the schools and districts do for our students? TheContinue reading “Wednesday Wonders…”

Time matters..Wednesday Wisdom

Below is a great article to read as you think about solutions for your schools moving forward. Often in school improvement efforts, the time has been a talking point and added to programs with promises of improvements. Time is a very fragile element we have limited control over. Additional time is not the solution alone.Continue reading “Time matters..Wednesday Wisdom”

Why? This is a question I ask daily

I keep myself sheltered as much as possible from daily negativity. It is never good for anyone’s health to keep negative influences in your life daily. However, it would help if you kept yourself informed of current events to support others and yourself. Statistics of the number of violent incidents, shootings, and crimes are onContinue reading “Why? This is a question I ask daily”

Wednesday Wisdom

I believe every day is an opportunity. It is our choice what we do each day with the gift we receive. As the warmth of the day brushes against my cheek, it reminds me of the importance of waking the fire in the soul to work for all that is important. My message today isContinue reading “Wednesday Wisdom”

Expectations with good intentions!

“Today is my first day of student teaching. I have to say I am a little nervous. What will they expect from me today?” “Just be yourself and do what you know is best. You know what you are doing, ” said my husband. Dropping my daughter off at my parent’s house, I continued myContinue reading “Expectations with good intentions!”

Go Ahead, Judge Me! I know you are!

“What are you looking at?” “Look at what she is wearing.” “Can these kids do anything right?” “I can’t, the kids will make fun of me.” Phrases I have heard, I am sure you have too from kids and adults! Maybe you have even said them. I can remember walking through the halls of middleContinue reading “Go Ahead, Judge Me! I know you are!”

Wednesday Window Pain…Truth be told

It is now approaching more than an entire year of students, staff, families and communities facing Covid-19 with an interruption/disruption to life/school. Soon it will be spring break, then summer and fall. Will we fall back into the uncertainty of knowing how our children will learn in the next school year? Doors provide shelter andContinue reading “Wednesday Window Pain…Truth be told”

Words of Wisdom-Wednesday

Today is a gift; unwrap it with care as you share with others. It will continue to provide if you are wise. ~B.Yoho Authors spend many hours filling blank pages with words they hope will inspire, engage, create feelings, promote innovation, and so much more. It is through this work they desire feedback to validateContinue reading “Words of Wisdom-Wednesday”