Our thoughts, words, and actions are powerful tools in building relationships, establishing trust and communicating messages in all aspects of our lives. When we use these well, it works. When we don’t, things can fall apart (including us). How we think about things really matters in how we communicate and it starts well before the … Continue reading Expect the Best. Reframing and Recalibrating Relationships.
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
How are you holding up? Okay, now tell me the truth. Educators are recalibrating training for a marathon that just turned into an ironman. We planned for temporary distance learning and for many we just found out that we are now adjusting to finish this school year from our home offices on the kitchen table, … Continue reading Lead by Example: Self Care, Educators and COVID-19.
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
It might be saying no to a program or special event that has always been done-but needs to be done. It might be listening to a parent or guardian express frustration because you are unable to share details of a recent event that involved their child-but other children as well. It could even be a … Continue reading Leading with Grace Through Difficult Circumstances.
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.