Tag Archives: reflection

Blogging Trends in 2019

The end of the calendar year is a great time for reflection, as is July for us educators as it represents another transition between two years. I began this blog in July, so I often reflect on my blog’s “birthday”.  … Continue reading

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Blog Word Cloud 2019

What matters to you? How is that visible to others? How do you communicate your most important values and beliefs? In the past, I have generated a word cloud from my blog’s URL to see what words I use most … Continue reading

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Learning to Lead: A Self-Reflective Survey

I’ve read the book Learning Leadership by Kouzes and Posner twice now – once on my own and again as part of a book study with all the principals in my district. With each new reading, I take away a … Continue reading

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The Best Gift Ever

As Christmas approaches, for those of you who celebrate the holiday, I want to share one of the best presents I have ever received. It is a gift that was homemade by one of my best friends, she spent more … Continue reading

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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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Sit & Get… Compliance

I have been an educator for over 20 years. I have spent significantly more than 20 hours in my career, probably in each school year, sitting in meetings and being talked at. We often call these meetings the “Sit and … Continue reading

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Teacher Leadership Academy

This is a blog co-written by a group of teachers who participated in the first Teacher Leadership Academy (TLA) in our district during the 2017-18 school year; I was one of the Amy administrators who created the TLA.  Teacher Leadership … Continue reading

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