Have you ever gone onto Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, or another app to check just one thing, and then realized thirty minutes have gone by? Now without the routine of facing kids in the classroom, we may unintentionally make more time for surfing and grazing but not intentionally engaging. The internet and social media can be … Continue reading Stop Surfing Social Media #TimeSaverTuesday
I love SPAM. No seriously, I live in Austin Minnesota, the home of the fantastic canned meat product. While writing this post I am wearing one of four (yes four) SPAM t-shirts I own. But today’s post is about a different type of spam-the one in your inbox. I am not sure if it was … Continue reading Taming Your InBox #TimeSaverTuesday.
How are you holding up? No really? While the news talks about the peaks of COVID-19, I continue to reflect on the different peaks of emotions of stakeholders. Peaks of emotions for our graduating seniors, peaks for teachers, peaks for parents, and peaks for our administrators. Along with these peaks comes triggers, it might be … Continue reading Learning to Let Things Go on Social Media.
Drowning in post-it notes? Can’t seem to remember everything…or anything? Feeling lost and wanting a way to gain control back in your day? I am kind of fan of journalling, note-taking and flair pens. But recently I haven’t been feeling my system was working anymore and with so many projects coming due at the end … Continue reading Effective Note Taking #TimeSaverTuesday
Please don’t get sick of me asking how are you at the beginning of each post. At some point you may be ready to be honest. Last night I put myself on time out in the car in the garage….no really. It wasn’t over anything specific, but just an overwhelming sense of powerlessness and frustration. … Continue reading Leading with Grace by Learning to Let Things Go.
Are you experiencing a roller coaster of emotions-or is it just me? You could ask me three times in an hour how I am doing and I will have three different responses. One thing I have focused on in my life is trying to be a servant leader and caring for others and this season … Continue reading Learning to Lead PD in a Different Way.
Anyone waking up wondering what day of the week it is? Whatever day it is many of us are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and working more hours than we have ever had. My epic fail this week…..I forget to shower one day. Yup, I raced through Zoom meeting after Zoom meeting, making meals for my own … Continue reading Stopping the Sprint. Essential ways to slow down the pace of our day.
How are you today? Can I be honest? I am struggling. We are almost two weeks into this distance learning and the fatigue from going into this as a sprint instead of a marathon is causing me stress and distress. I am more tired, more anxious and certainly not as physically active as I was … Continue reading Building Blocks of an Ideal Week in Unusual Circumstances. #PrincipalinBalance #BLBS
How are you doing? No seriously-I am worried for all of us. In less than two weeks educators had the rug pulled out from under them, and we’re left with empty classrooms, anxiety, worry, and a new way to teach all day-remotely. In order to learn through this season, we have to create new routines … Continue reading Purposeful Planning through the Pandemic: Creating habits and routines to thrive in this season.
Living with two teenage boys provides a unique dynamic in just about everything. One likes chicken with one type of hot sauce, while the other teen prefers a different kind. One is a swimmer, the other a diver; one plays ‘American football’; the other plays’ real’ football (soccer). This list goes on for pages, but … Continue reading Readers are Leaders. Finding Time in Your Day to Continue Your Learning.