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Considering Consideration

I recently began to read Talk to Me: Find the Right Words to Inspire, Encourage, and Get Things Done by Kim Bearden.  The first of six principles of effective communication that she addresses is consideration.  Kim suggests: How do you … Continue reading

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Taking Time to Build or Strengthen Relationships

This blog was revised to appear in the November 2017 edition of the AASA Administrator Journal. Feel free to check out the column in The Administrator.  It’s the beginning of a new school year in my district; we work on … Continue reading

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June ’17 Reading Update

This month I read 3 books, bringing my 2017 total to 21. Golden Prey (Lucas Davenport Series #27) – by John Sanford – I hadn’t read a Sanford Prey book in over a year, and I really enjoyed this one. … Continue reading

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Black Lives Matter to Me

After the recent deaths of two MORE black men, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, at the hands of police officers, and the sniper shootings of multiple Dallas police men, I am beyond saddened. I am sick to my stomach. As … Continue reading

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Culture of Data Use

I was in a workshop a few months ago (okay, a LONG time ago by the time I actually publish this post!), and I heard the phrase “culture of data use”. I can no longer remember the source, so I … Continue reading

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The Doctoral Journey Round-Up

As I approach the end of my doctoral journey, I decided to round-up all of the posts I wrote throughout the process. The countdown clock to my graduation is now under 90 days- I remember when it was over 900! … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of a District Administrator

I read a lot of blogs written by healthy lifestyle bloggers. Many of these bloggers post “A Day in the Life” blogs every few months to demonstrate a typical day in their world. Every time I read one I consider … Continue reading

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Are you strong enough?

Recently I had an amazing opportunity to hear Dr. Terrence Roberts speak. Dr. Roberts was one of the original Little Rock Nine- the 9 Black students who entered Central HS in Little Rock with National Guard escorts for protection during the mandatory desegregation. … Continue reading

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[Mentor Text Monday] Quotes

My mentor text posts have been missing for quite a while. Those pesky research articles don’t lend themselves as mentor texts for creative writing… usually! However, one of my recent research reads (unplanned alliteration!) had some quotations that stood out … Continue reading

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[Abecedary of Reflection] Knowledge

[Abecedary of Reflection] K: Knowledge How do you acquire knowledge? Do you know what kind of a learner you are? Do you learn best by listening, viewing, reading, or writing? When it comes to knowledge, do you have a growth mindset … Continue reading

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