Tag Archives: celebration

Presume Positive Intentions

“If you look for the bad in mankind expecting to find it, you surely will.” – Abraham Lincoln  Teaching and leading are incredible jobs!  The days are long, but the rewards are great (when we have the patience to wait for … Continue reading

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The Art of Teaching

During this Teachers Appreciation Week, I want to take a moment and recognize why I think teachers rock. Lyn Hilt’s post of her memories from teachers sparked this idea, along with The Teaching Channel’s week of teacher appreciation. You can follow … Continue reading

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Reflecting on the Here and Now

Hi blog! Hi readers! It feels like it’s been forever since I was here. In the last few weeks, I have not felt very mindful about anything other than my stress levels. But after an emotional week, I unwittingly did … Continue reading

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Learning Walk

Today I had the opportunity to participate in a Learning Walk, or a version of Instructional Rounds, with my aspiring administrator students and inspiring colleagues. I’ve participated in Instructional Rounds  in my previous roles as a coach, a principal, and as … Continue reading

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Engaging the Unconnected

Over the last two years, I have read many blog posts, articles, and even some rants about unconnected educators. Why won’t they use social media? Don’t they know the benefits of being a connected learner? I’ve seen Twitter debates about … Continue reading

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Honoring the Middle Times

As I was recently reading a Young Adolescent novel, Half a Chance by Cynthia Lord, I was struck by this line: Last times and first times shouldn’t matter more than all the middle times, but somehow, they do. Not only … Continue reading

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[Abecedary of Reflection] Generous

[Abecedary of Reflection] G: Generous Are you a generous person? Are you generous with your celebrations? Are you generous with your time? Do you give yourself permission to take the time necessary for reflection? We give so much praise when … Continue reading

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