Monday Moanin Thoughts #189 Deep Roots For This Holiday Season

Hickeygroup is taking a break this week from writing new Monday Moanin Thoughts. Please enjoy this archived blog written a few years ago. Here is wishing all of you Deep Roots.

Monday Moanin Thoughts # 188 Just Asking; Will We Ever Get On The Same Page?

Happy Monday Moanin to everyone. During this past week I began to wonder why can’t educators get on the same page? Why can’t we figure out what we need to focus on in all of our schools? It seems to me that if we all have a similar vision and focus, all learners will benefit. Instead we compete against one another; state against state, county against county; district against district, school against school, principal against principal,  and teacher against teacher. This competition is unhealthy and not productive. I feel it is a distraction. The competition to have the highest fund balance and be better than any other district keeps all of us from  collaborating and determining what our learners need.  I don’t have all of the answers, but it seems that some cooperative goal setting might be in order.

Quote of the week: To paraphrase Dr. Dave Richards; ” Are we getting learners ready for our world or theirs? “

Monday Moanin Thoughts #187 Improve Your Effectiveness, Do The Little Things

Welcome to the first Monday Moanin of December 2015.  Leadership can be a very complex issue. Mostly because it involves other people.  Your organization has many employees that bring their struggles and challenges into the workplace everyday. Read more