Monday Moanin Thoughts #36 Great Protocol For Your Opening Remarks

Happy early Monday moanin to all of you this fine Thursday night. For many of you,  your opening staff meeting is right around the corner. I thought it would be helpful to share a protocol that I used often with my staff.  Below is the prompt that I used to introduce or reintroduce myself to the staff. It provided me with the necessary structure to keep me on message and stay organized in my thoughts. Please  consider using this as a guide  in your preparation for your opening remarks and message. Read more

Monday Moanin Thoughts #35 New Year, Focus On Your Strengths

Happy Monday moanin to all of you. Many of you have already started the new school year and the rest of you are probably busy  planning your opening. I was out running this morning thinking about what to write and it became clear I needed to remind readers about something we are not very good at. As you begin a new year,  focus on your strengths. Read more

Monday Moanin Thoughts #34 Grow in 2012-2013

Happy Monday everybody. As we are all preparing for a new school year, I kept thinking about , what is going to be different about my work ? Am I going to change ? Will the people I work with notice a difference in my performance?  Finally, will I grow during 2012-2013? Check out the following questions, thoughts, and ideas listed below. Consider focusing on two of the areas and be intentional in your practice. The goal is to grow in 2012-13. Lets get to work. Read more

Monday Moanin Thoughts #33 HLG Planning Summit 2012 Review

Hello everyone. We have  reached August and now the real timely and critical planning begins for the 2012-13 school year. During this past week many educators began to do just that. Fifty-two instructional leaders from nine districts, twenty  two schools, made up of superintendents, curriculum directors, principals, assistant principals, and teacher leaders attended the Hickey Leadership Group planning summit at Schoolcraft College in Livonia, Michigan. Read more