Monday Moanin Thoughts #202 What Is Your Spring Message Going To Be?

Happy Monday Moanin to all of you. Here in Michigan,  most school districts will be enjoying their last week with students before a well-earned spring break. Spring break represents lots of things for all of us. They may include warmer weather, blooming plants, renewal and the possibility for transformation. It is a perfect time to refer to these ideas and others  as you lead your staff into the final weeks of the 2015-16 school year. Read more

Monday Moanin Thoughts #201 Great Time To Reflect? Answer These Questions

Happy Monday Moanin to all of you. For many , spring break is within  a couple of weeks and well deserved break is really needed for all school communities. This is also perfect time to just ask some questions regarding your practice and the state of education. Please consider reflecting on a few of these and see if they assist you in your future planning. Here goes: Read more

Monday Moanin Thoughts #200 Check Out What Teams Are Focusing On

Happy mild March 2016 Monday Moanin to all of you. I hope all of you are well and ready to take on a new week. As I reflected on what to post this week, I kept thinking about what some of the administrative teams I work with in our Administrative Learning Team(ALT) are focusing on. The goal of the team is to focus on an area of need that enhances their work over the course of 5-7 weeks until we all meet to debrief. Then another area is chosen and the process is repeated.  As a result, I thought sharing a few of their areas  may inspire your teams to work on something similar. The key is being proactive with intentionality. Check these out: Read more

Monday Moanin Thoughts #199 Lead With Confidence, Not Insecurity

Welcome to first Monday Moanin of March 2016. Today I was reading a post from George Couros on twitter about leadership.. Couros is a great educational leader from Edmonton and has  a large PLN  with followers from around the world. His blog was a draft of some work he is doing on confidence.  Among many of his powerful thoughts was the following; “Confidence is crucial to leadership, but it can be a fine line between arrogance and insecurity.” Read more