Author Archives: Amy's Reflections

About Amy's Reflections

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

How are you so comfortable talking about race and equity issues?

I am facilitating a monthly book discussion with a team at work where we read and discuss a chapter of Coaching for Equity by Elena Aguilar. This is a small but mighty team who works very well together and we … Continue reading

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What is my word of the year again?

I literally asked myself this question the other day, and I had to go through my photos to remind myself that I had selected CONNECTION as my word of 2022. I laughed at myself for forgetting my own word. But … Continue reading

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January 2022 Reading Update

This year I’m going to be tracking my reading stats (author and topic information) in a spreadsheet, so I won’t be including that in my monthly round up posts. These monthly posts will be a way for me to summarize … Continue reading

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Play mimics life; does school?

I recently spent an afternoon with my 3 year old nephew. For over 20 minutes we played a scenario that he created. We were driving two mini monster trucks around the living room where he directed an entire storyline. Our … Continue reading

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Returning to Simplicity

As we all attempt to stay healthy, trying not to catch or spread the latest COVID-19 variants around to our loved ones, I’ve noticed what has been bringing me joy. It’s really the simple things in life that are most … Continue reading

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Trailblazers for Whole School Sustainability

I’m writing a series of blog posts to document my learning about green schools; work that I have landed in over the last three years. Please follow along with my journey and share where you are in the environmental sustainability movement.  … Continue reading

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Inspired by 10 Things to Tell You

Two years ago I discovered the 10 Things to Tell You podcast by host Laura Tremaine. While Laura had been around on other podcasts before, I had never heard of her or her work. This quickly became my FAVORITE podcast … Continue reading

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Wintering or Learning from an Extended Rest

I recently read the book Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times by Katherine May. I happen to read this during winter (though can you even call it that in San Diego?) and while on a six … Continue reading

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What I Read in 2021

Reading is clearly one of my favorite pastimes. This year, I loved finding new readerly podcasts that exposed me to new books, new authors, and new series that are now among my favorites. I read more this year than I … Continue reading

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My Word of 2022

I apologize if you already saw this post. I accidentally published it a few weeks ago in December, even though I never share my word of the year before January 1. Oops! Hopefully you will grant me some GRACE and … Continue reading

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