Wow, September is almost over? In my 10 years as a school leader-this year, this month by far has gone the fastest. A new position, new grade levels, new challenges and new opportunities have allowed me to really reflect on how I can use my PLN in a new way to help me sustain the … Continue reading Taking Steps to Become a Connected School Leader. #MESPAMN
The end of September for educators can at times be similar to the mid points of a marathon. Too late to turn around and too far ahead to think about the finish. It can be hard not to compare your journey with others-and something I used to (and still slip into) focusing on in my … Continue reading Getting What You Want Out of Leading and Life.
This past month I was asked to write a SmartBrief for GreyEd on our use of blogs and videos to support Kindergarten Readiness-I hope you enjoy! Continue reading Use blogs, video to build parent partnerships #SAVMP #PrincipalsinAction
So now that you are practicing the “Sunday Principle” it is time for more practical tips for Sunday and the rest of the week to refresh and engage with those around you-in real life. A few weeks ago I was at a conference about 20 minutes away from a dear friend of mine-one whose birthday … Continue reading When Did Facebook Replace Connecting with Our Real Life Friends?
Do you spend more than 80% of you day with your device(s) near your side? Is your smartphone your alarm clock? Do you keep your phone on the table at dinner-or out to eat? Do you treat your devices like your “favorite child?” If you accidentally leave your phone at home/in the car-does minor panic … Continue reading Do you need the Sunday Principle? Step One: The Social Media Detox
A day of rest. A day of no work. A day for time to reflect and be grateful for what you have been given. Just a year ago I started a project. On Sundays I wouldn’t go into work, I turned email off on my phone and didn’t check it on the computer. I refrained … Continue reading What is the Sunday Principle?