This year I have a chance to make things BETTER than last year. This is the year I can BETTER at: Continue reading Narrowing Down #oneword for 2016
Happy New Year! I honestly almost love January more than September-it is like a fresh start on the school year-except we have a little traction under our feet. We know the kids-they know us-and we have 1/2 the year left together. To start off the New Year I compiled ’16’ strategies that have helped many … Continue reading 20 ’16’ Ways to Create a Positive Classroom in the New Year.
As a Principal the holiday season brings a lot of emotions for staff, students, families and community members. We do our best to remain even keel, calm and structured. I try to remain supportive, neutral and encouraging for those students who may not always be as excited about a break as their peers-while sharing in … Continue reading ‘Happy’ Holidays Look Different for All Families
During December the staff at Woodson took on a challenge-to take time out of this busy time of year to PAUSE and recognize someone who has made a big difference in our lives. We took this idea from the video The Success Project. Identify 4 people who have made an impact on where you … Continue reading The Power of a Letter
In the article “How to Set Boundaries” Brene Brown highlights the necessity of setting up boundaries between home-life-family while honoring time for yourself as well. Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves, even when we risk disappointing others. Brene Brown This can be a difficult task-especially if you are one … Continue reading Occupational Wellbeing-Making a Mantra for Survival
During November I had the wonderful opportunity to talk with Jethro Jones and share a little bit more about what it takes to lead a building of almost 400 5 and 6 year olds. This was a great experience and opportunity to really think out all the things we specifically and strategically do to make … Continue reading Rethinking Kindergarten…a Podcast with Jessica and Jethro