Purposeful Planning through the Pandemic: Creating habits and routines to thrive in this season.

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.

Readers are Leaders. Finding Time in Your Day to Continue Your Learning.

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.

20’20’ Questions That Will Enhance Your Life and Leadership. #UnConLeader

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 Year 20’18’ Ways to Start The … Continue reading 20’20’ Questions That Will Enhance Your Life and Leadership. #UnConLeader

Your State of Mind Matters as Much as the Words You Speak: Learning to Self-Regulate Before You Communicate.

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. Continue reading Your State of Mind Matters as Much as the Words You Speak: Learning to Self-Regulate Before You Communicate.

Leaning into Life.

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 Leaning into Life.

Encouraging creativity, risk-taking, and innovating professional development. #HackingEarlyLearning

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 … Continue reading Encouraging creativity, risk-taking, and innovating professional development. #HackingEarlyLearning