Monday Moanin Thoughts # 186 Five Quotes To Guide Your Week

Welcome to the final Monday Moanin of November 2015. In today’s MMT, I am excited to share 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:

Sheryl Sandberg shares; “Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence.” Read more

Monday Moanin Thoughts #185 What Is Your Thanksgiving Message For 2015?

What a snowy  Michigan Monday Moanin to wake up to. This week many of us will be celebrating Thanksgiving 2015. In a few days we will be having a wonderful meal with our loved ones and enjoying a well deserved break from the daily challenges we face. Read more

Monday Moanin Thoughts # 184 Stay Positive By Focusing On Highlights

Hello everyone and welcome to this beautiful November 2015 edition of Monday Moanin Thoughts.  Over the last month  I have met with several building and district administrators to discuss their work.  The meetings are rich and reflective and one common theme has emerged.

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Monday Moanin Thoughts # 183 Improving Morale Begins With You And Me

Welcome to this beautiful November 2015 Monday Moanin. During the past few weeks I have met with several school leaders and a common theme emerged.  Even though it is November , many staffs are feeling like it is April. Educators across the board are operating with low energy  and there is still a long way to go till June 2016. Another comment is that morale is low. Not only low , but it has never been lower. Educator Steven Weber asks; “Is morale determined by one person? Is morale pinned on the superintendent or building principals. Does a superintendent make morale go down across the district?” Read more

Monday Moanin Thoughts #182 It’s November, Practice Gratitude Now

Happy First Monday of November 2015. Please enjoy this archived post from November 2014. It fits very well for today.


It is hard to believe that we have reached the first Monday Moanin of November 2014. At the end of the month, many of us will celebrate Thanksgiving.  Many people begin to take some time to reflect on the gifts they have in their life during that week. This year, let’s pledge to make it a daily practice of reflection on those things beginning today!  There is no need to wait for Thanksgiving week. Read more