Author Archives: Amy's Reflections

About Amy's Reflections

Director of Educational Services in Southern CA, taking time to reflect on leadership and learning

Sustainability Education

What does sustainability education look like in your school system? How green is your school/ district?  I recently attended the Green California Schools and Community Colleges Summit. The job I began in July is in a school district that has … Continue reading

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Observing lessons as an instructional coach

When I first became a coach, I was unsure what exactly I should write down during an observation. Over time, my coaching skills improved and I began to work with teachers on their own personal focus area. For instance, if … Continue reading

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The Coach ADVenture is out!

I’m honored to share that my book came out today!  The Coach ADVenture: Building Powerful Instructional Leadership Skills that Impact Learning is meant to be a guide for all educators, in any role. Every educator can be a leader and an … Continue reading

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September Reading Update [2019]

As of the end of this month, I have read 71 books this year.  That is more than I read in all of 2018,  2017, or 2015, and two more than I read in 2016. I keep track of these … Continue reading

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Building Resiliency: September

In January 2019 I began a deep dive in Elena Aguilar’s Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators and the accompanying workbook. I hope to share some of my reflections as I build daily habits to strength my own resilience and … Continue reading

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What are you assuming?

My new favorite blog inspiration, the podcast 10 Things to Tell You, talked all about the assumptions we make about others. The podcast episode talked about the many ways we make assumptions about others throughout our day. If someone in … Continue reading

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Shining Out of My Comfort Zone

A few months ago, a friend from my doctoral program reached out to me and asked if I would consider being the keynote speaker for her university’s commencement ceremony.  This is a small, private university but still I hesitated.  I … Continue reading

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