Monday Moanin Thoughts #132 Need Help Shifting From Management To Instruction?

It is hard to believe that this is the final Monday Moanin of October 2014. Over the last the few weeks I have met with many school administrators who have shared frustration about management issues consuming most of their time and energy. To help make the shift to focusing more time on instruction,  try using the following achievable strategies. Read more

Monday Moanin Thoughts # 130 Enhance Your Practice- Focus On These 3 Areas

Welcome to this beautiful crisp October 2014 Monday Moanin. In many school districts this week marks the halfway point of the first quarter marking period. This is a great time to reflect and focus on your practice. I want to share three suggestions for you to consider focusing on this week. They are: Read more

Monday Moanin Thoughts # 131 Staffs Are Effective When They Work Together

Happy  October 2014  and  here is wishing you all a great Monday Moanin. I just spent this past weekend with my family up in Traverse City, Michigan. It was a spectacular time. The colors were beautiful, the air was crisp, the weather cooperated,  and the clear views allowed you to see for miles. It was a perfect time to reflect on my work of the last few months. I am blessed to meet with so many talented educators that are successful in leading their schools and communities. Read more

Monday Moanin Thoughts #129 Let’s Change Parent Teacher Conference to Conversation

Happy Monday Moanin to all of you. In Michigan and maybe in your community,  Parent Teacher Conferences are occurring. In my community conferences begin this week, and I will be attending for my junior son.  Anticipating Wednesday night I began reflecting on what these conferences have been like for me the last few years.  Conferences used to be the time teachers would let me know my son’s grades. Now, in most districts parents can get their child’s grades and even attendance record online. Read more