Hack 4: More Heart, Less Hammer Incorporating Social Emotional Learning as a Core Curriculum. #HackingEarlyLearning

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 →


Self Care for Selfless Educators. #PrincipalinBalance

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 →


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 →

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 →

Before the Bell Rings: 4 Ways to Stay Balanced with School and Home.

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 →

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