Tag Archives: trust

Building Resiliency: May

In January of 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 … Continue reading

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Revisiting My Core Values

A year ago I explored my core values with an activity by author Elena Aguilar. I wrote about the experience here. My three core values, based on that activity were: Equity Making a difference Trust This weekend I participated in … Continue reading

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Why I Write in 2016

Every October 20 is National Day on Writing. I first learned of the day last year through various blogs I follow, which led me to the NCTE page linked above for more information. Last year I wrote about why I … Continue reading

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Factors of Motivation and Engagement

As part of the state-wide implementation of the Common Core State Standards, California published an incredible document for educators- the ELA/ ELD Framework. Chapter two details “Key Considerations in the ELA/ Literacy and ELD Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment”.  Within this chapter … Continue reading

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Hi. My name is Amy. I am an ambivert. I first heard the term ambivert last March as the ASCD annual conference. Daniel Pink shared his research about people who have traits of both introverts and extroverts. I was immediately struck … Continue reading

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Educational Hot Topics

During one of my recent classes we had an opportunity to hear from a lawyer who specializes in educational law, representing many California school districts. He shared his thoughts on some of educational hot topics related to the law and … Continue reading

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[Abecedary of Reflection] Quotes

Q: Quotes I just said to a friend the other day, “I could sit and read quotes all day!” One way that I like to push my own thinking is to reflect about quotes I read from other leaders and … Continue reading

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[Abecedary of Reflection] Listening

L: Listening   Flickr photo by Ky Olsen used under creative commons license. The more I read on coaching and leading, the more I reflect on the importance of listening. Listening is an art. An art that requires active participation … Continue reading

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Asking for permission

I have been grappling with the concept of asking for permission for awhile now. People often look to their leaders to ask for permission to do something. Some leaders have created a culture where people MUST ask for permission before … Continue reading

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