So very honored that Shelley Burgess and Beth Houf, co-authors of Lead Like a Pirate allowed me to share my story. Click here to head over to the post. Want a take away? Below is a graphic to help support those who might be struggling through a recent loss.
Caution, I love lists. I make lists for almost every aspect of my life...from school, to work, to even packing I have a list for it. For the past few years have challenged myself to make lists to start the new year. 20'19' Ways to Elevate Your Leadership This Year20'18' Ways to Start The New... Continue Reading →
This date holds a lot of meaning for our family. On Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 we received an email at 2am from the Embassy in Ethiopia that we were cleared to adopt our son. After a very long and difficult journey I had 3 days to buy supplies, pack bags, and fly to Africa by... Continue Reading →
A busy week, a crazy schedule, overwhelmed and overworked. With that state of mind any minor ask from others can become a major irritation for me. My heart rate increases while my patiences decreases. My facial reaction is no longer a game face, but one of frustration or irritation. And worst off.....my response to a request tends to not represent my best-self, but one of frustration and anxiety.
It might be saying no to a program or special event that has always been done-but needs to be done. It might be listening to a parent or guardian express frustration because you are unable to share details of a recent event that involved their child-but other children as well. It could even be a... Continue Reading →
I can remember it well, a year ago I was out in Washington DC. My son and I had gotten an early flight so we could start sightseeing right away. We were in line at the National Archives and I quickly checked my social media to find the following post: “Happy Anniversary Rob and Jessica”... Continue Reading →
Start Leading Professional Development the Way You Want Students to Learn#HackingEarlyLearning Listen Just like learning our classrooms, learning in the staff lounge has to look different. Each one of us comes in with different passions, different skill sets and amazing ideas about how best we can continue to serve our students. Finding ways to... Continue Reading →
Change The conversation With Parents#HackingEarlyLearning Listen When we frame interactions with families coming from a place of building opportunities to learn from their child’s first teacher we can start having a meaningful conversation with parents. Finding time to build those relationships requires creativity, effort and time to engage with parents in any way possible. ... Continue Reading →
Invite Yourself Out and Invite Others In#HackingEarlyLearning #HackSeven Listen When we are working together, PreK and K-12, in authentic ways-communication, collaboration and high expectations for all students becomes the real focus of everyone's work. Finding ways to work and learn together and less in isolation from the each other is critical to ensure the... Continue Reading →