Monday Moanin Thoughts #155 Quotes To Guide Your Week

I wish all of you positive energy and hope on this April 2015 Monday Moanin. The content of today’s blog is posting five quotes/ideas that may guide you as you begin your week. Consider using them as a reminder or help provide you direction as you plan for a productive week. Here is hoping one of these will resonate with you:

“If you do things that are comfortable you’re not growing.” Samantha Bates Read more

Monday Moanin Thoughts #154 Does Your Team Work Like This One?

Welcome to another April 2015 Monday Moanin Thoughts.  During the last week,  I had the pleasure of meeting with several educators that are members of teams. There are many characteristics  that are at the heart of successful teams. In discussing these characteristics, Shelley Werthman, Academic Center Dean at Waterford Kettering High School agreed to share her perspective on what makes their team successful.  After reading her comments,  have a discussion reflect on what makes your team effective.  Shelley writes;

“This school year I have had the opportunity to be a member of a high performing team.  Our team was created in August with just one rule to follow – trust one another. Read more

Monday Moanin Thoughts #153 As A Leader, Focus On These Things This Week

Welcome to this edition of Monday Moanin Thoughts. I am assuming that many of you are just returning from a much needed spring break. My mentor always encouraged me to consider this time of year differently. Instead of looking at spring as the time to wind down, look at it as setting the stage for  the next school  year. Too often, many people that make up a school community, students, staff, administrators, and parents may want to just get the year finished. Read more

Monday Moanin Thoughts #152 Will There Be Anyone Left To Teach Students

Welcome to the first  Monday Moanin in April 2015. Recently I read an impactful blog from Dr. Steve Matthews, Superintendent of Novi Community Schools in suburban Detroit. If you need to understand why education is Michigan is in a crisis, Dr Matthews helps clarify some of the factors leading to this major issue in Michigan.  Let me know your thoughts after you read his post:

So you want to kill a profession. Read more