Monday Moanin Thoughts #123 5 Quotes To Help With Your Message For 2014-15?

Happy Monday Moanin everybody. As many of you are preparing for a new school year, I hope you are reflecting on similar questions like  the following; 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? Read more

Monday Moanin Thoughts #122 Introduce Yourself To Your Staff Beginning 2014-15

A Monday Moanin in  August 2014, what could be better?  For many of you the 2014-15 school year will begin in a few short weeks. As a result ,  you are probably in the planning stages of  your opening staff meeting. Around fifteen years ago I attended a week long training on William Glasser’s Choice Theory. The workshop was very powerful and the learning enhanced my effectiveness  in many positive ways. One of my takeaways was a template with five questions to help introduce myself to staff. It is a productive way to help set the correct tone, communicate expectations and  provide clarity for the school year. Read more

Monday Moanin Thoughts # 120 Thoughts From Summit 2014

Happy Monday Moanin to all of you. This past Thursday over 100 educators attended the Hickey Group Planning Summit 2014. It was inspiring being in the same room with such a committed group of school leaders and teams. Over the course of the day, teams from 9 different school districts and 25 different schools were focused on planning some part of  the 2014-15 school year. During the day we used the hashtag #hlgsummit14. Listed below are some of the tweets from the  Summit that will give you a flavor from the day. Read more

Monday Moanin Thoughts # 121 Just Asking

Welcome to another Summer 2014 Monday Moanin.  For educators in Michigan another school year will begin in a few weeks. This is a perfect time to just ask some questions regarding education. Please consider reflecting on a few of them and see if they may serve as a prompt for your summer planning and work. Here goes: Read more