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.
There are really at least 20 reasons why I am not looking forward to Wednesday, June 8th at 12:10pm when the final bell rings for the 2015-16 school year at Woodson. But tonight I can narrow it down to four. 1. My new found PLN. It is crazy to think that I started the Voxer … Continue reading Why I Really Don’t Want This School Year to End.
So working with over 370 kindergarten students you really get an honest opinion from them on just about everything. This year we started asking them specifically questions about being a Principal (Kid Principal) and it really started to make me think about what I am saying and showing these students about being an adult. Do … Continue reading Why we really should show the ‘personal’ side of being a Principal with our students.
To start off 2016 my Voxer group had a challenge-to start getting into classrooms more while still having ‘balance’ between school and home. I love being in classrooms, however I also love having time away from work at night so I can focus on being a better mom and wife this year. So that is … Continue reading Mobile Office: Getting Out of the Office and Into Classrooms
During December the staff at Woodson took on a challenge-to take time out of this busy time of year to PAUSE and recognize someone who has made a big difference in our lives. We took this idea from the video The Success Project. Identify 4 people who have made an impact on where you … Continue reading The Power of a Letter
trying your best 110% of the time, while giving yourself GRACE when you fall short…. So ironically this has been sitting in my “draft” box for about a month! September is a busy month-back to school for my own kids plus the school of 360 kiddos I am Principal of…..well it is busy! As I … Continue reading GOOD ENOUGH
Marvelous Light-Ellie Holcomb What’s the Mantra? I am not who I once was Defined by all the things I’ve done Afraid my shame would be exposed Afraid of really being known But then you gave my heart a home So I walked out of the darkness and into the light From fear of shame into … Continue reading Musical Mantra: Marvelous Light. Vunerabilty with Melody.
This summer I had Brené Brown’s “Daring Greatly” in my bag on a girls trip-I started in then I stopped. I mean I kind of felt like I was the queen of putting myself out there-rejection or not. In my work life and family life I jump in with both feet-or so I thought. Fast … Continue reading What Brené Brown taught me about triathalons.
So you tried your first day off of technology. If you are anything like me, at times you felt like you left your car keys at home-or had that nagging feeling your were forgetting something. Hopefully halfway through the day you didn’t think about it as much (until you did that unconscious reach for the … Continue reading Do You Need the Sunday Principle? Step Three: Keep Going!