Happy New Year! I hope this reaches each of you enjoying the first few moments of 2021. For the past few years have challenged myself to make lists to start the new year: 20’20’ Questions That Will Enhance Your Life and Leadership. #UnConLeader 20’19’ Ways to Elevate Your Leadership This Year 20’18’ Ways to Start … Continue reading ’21’ Ways to Become More Resilient in 2021
Leveling Up: Simply put, it means to improve your current station in a way that feels like a powerful shift. And, it starts with a change in thought, a shift in mindset, followed by brave action. Cindy Yantis Blog: Here is What it Means to Level Up. TL:DR This is not a post for blaming or shaming … Continue reading Leveling Up: Ways to Increase Student Engagement.
We are lifting up our families who are struggling during this time, supporting our students of color in knowing how truly loved and cared for they are, and standing with our fellow educators navigating COVID along with the fear of what might come next. ‘May tired’ in October could be an understatement. Continue reading With Grace, Gratitude, and Growth….a Season to be Truly Thankful For. A CEAI Blog Post.
As we were preparing for fall conferences I reflected on one of our most memorable parent-teacher conferences as a family. It was the fall of Isaiah’s 1st-grade year, this was back in the day where schools used color clip charts. Green was good, Yellow was a warning, Red was bad, and Black was really, really … Continue reading Finding The Orange
Our thoughts, words, and actions are powerful tools in building relationships, establishing trust and communicating messages in all aspects of our lives. When we use these well, it works. When we don’t, things can fall apart (including us). How we think about things really matters in how we communicate and it starts well before the … Continue reading Expect the Best. Reframing and Recalibrating Relationships.
My blog usually starts with “how are you?” but today I thought I would just show you how I was feeling this week: I started to feel ashamed early in the week: one of the student videos I recorded and loaded didn’t have sound. I was almost late getting Isaiah from soccer. My to do … Continue reading There is no room for shame in this season.
How are you doing? No, really? Answer that question like you mean it, not like you are answering it for the person you just ran into at the grocery store. It is August 2020 and if you are an educator, a parent, a caregiver, a daycare provider, an essential work, a human…this is a challenging … Continue reading Reprieve Not Retreat
2020 has proven to be unexpected in many ways. In education for every challenge teachers, school leaders, students, and families have found opportunities to change, improve and innovate systems and processes in matters of minutes and days. As we are approaching a start to the school year like we have never experienced before we have … Continue reading Leaning Into and Leveraging Family Support. Finding unconventional ways to make meaningful connections.
Do you even want me to ask? I will anyway: How are you? No really? Can I be honest…I am worried. I am seeing my feed, and those close to me really struggling. Trying to juggle it all, with so much unknown is a challenge in this season. And it is summer, a time usually … Continue reading Grounding in Grace.
Hey there, remember me? Honestly I don’t fully recognize myself right now either. What a marathon we just went through. From flipping how we teach and lead, to navigating conversations and learning around racial equity and social justice there has been a lot to do, a lot to reflect on….and truthfully-more to come. This summer … Continue reading Finding Your Why Before Your Way: Setting Vision and Creating Missions.