Listen Learning the hidden and visible rules of your first school experiences can be challenging. And research continues to show that for students whoare identified at-risk, this learning curve can at times be an insurmountable challenge. More education, more conversations, and clear expectations that are relevant and developmentally appropriate for our hurting learners will only … Continue reading Hack 4: More Heart, Less Hammer Incorporating Social Emotional Learning as a Core Curriculum. #HackingEarlyLearning
Self Care for Selfless Educators. #PrincipalinBalance June 3, 2018Jessica CabeenEdit“Self Care for Selfless Educators. #PrincipalinBalance” In Minnesota spring has taken it’s time getting here. With a sharp change of seasons all of sudden the end of the year came quickly. Some of us out here are finished with the year, others of us (myself included) … Continue reading Self Care for Selfless Educators. #PrincipalinBalance
This weekend I am traveling up to the Twin Cities to celebrate the high school graduation of a former student that really became more of a family member. This guy and I started kindergarten together, he spent time with my husband and met Kenny way before anyone else (kindergartner students have very interesting questions about … Continue reading Summer is in Session: Parent Engagement.
These past few months have been busy. Between meetings, conferences, family commitments and travel it has been a long time since I have seen white space on the calendar for any day of the week. During the last week or so I have been reaching out to other leaders to find ideas and ways to … Continue reading Pulling Back After A Busy Season. #PrincipalinBalance
During my #MiracleMorning I have gathering a few WordSwags and other graphics that have challenged and changed how I lead-feel free to use! Continue reading 2016 Inspirations
Recalibrate meaning, definition, what is recalibrate: to make small changes to an instrument so that it measures accurately. Cambridge English Dictionary. Oh February…..this season of the year. Winter conferences, family activities, indoor recess, limited daylight and germs everywhere. At times the pace of this season can really knock me off my center. The hours … Continue reading Recalibrate.
Honored to spend time with Daniel Bauer and discuss what it takes to lead a little differently to meet the needs of students today. Better Leaders Better Schools Podcast. Continue reading Unconventional Leadership-Better Leaders Better Schools
Weird Principals. Have you ever heard that advice “Just be yourself” and ever actually really do it? We try so hard in leadership positions to be what we think others want us to be, remembering the many, many leadership ‘characteristics’ that are apparently so vital for success. We read, try to imitate, … Continue reading
August. The month for educators of excitement, anticipation, and the start of a new (school) year. Many of us left our classrooms/schools in June with a list of books to read, conferences to go to, and big ideas for the next school year. If you are like me June-July-August are months that help me ramp … Continue reading Before the Bell Rings: 4 Ways to Stay Balanced with School and Home.
This post is co-written with three amazing Principal friends of mine – Lindsy @lmstump – Kas @kasnelson – Adam @AdamWelcome All four of us are educational leaders, we all have a spouse, children of our own and are very connected with social media in our personal lives and for work. Being connected is amazing, but when we spend … Continue reading Unplugging-a Principal’s Challenge