Monday Moanin Thoughts # 228 Be Aware Of These Students, They Rock!

Happy Monday Moanin to all of you. As a new week begins my thoughts are with a specific segment of students that attend all of our schools. All of us working in schools need to be more aware of the large group of students that show up everyday and do what is expected of them. They are quality students and people who are not top scholars or in credit recovery. They are not attention seekers  and may not participate during class or activities.  In many respects, they are the backbone of our student body. These students deserve to be noticed and appreciated for what they bring on a daily  basis.   Read more

Monday Moanin Thoughts #227 Forget The Challenges, What Are You Doing Well?

Happy  October 2016 Monday Moanin  to all of you. Over the first six weeks of the 2016-17 school year, I have met with several building administrators to discuss how their year is going so far.

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Monday Moanin Thoughts #226 Choose One Of These To Practice This Week

Happy Monday Moanin to all of you. Over the past several weeks I have met with many administrators and teachers discussing their effectiveness as a team and their individual challenges. My focus during this time is the idea of  practice and what does it mean and how do we do it?  When discussing instruction and assessment the term best practice is used often. But do we really practice  strategies in those areas or do we just discuss it and rarely take action? My understanding of practice is to work on something to improve a specific skill that needs improvement. To get better , we need to practice doing it. This week consider choosing one of these suggestions and try to practice it.

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Monday Moanin Thoughts #225 Thank You Principals, Things I Appreciate

October 2016 is the time that we celebrate all Principals during National Principal’s Month.  What a perfect time  to write about what a great job they do in leading their buildings and how much I appreciate their efforts. Listed below are the things I appreciate about them and job they do daily. Read more

Monday Moanin Thoughts #224 This Week, Focus On Enhancing Practice

Happy Monday Moanin this beautiful October 2016.  My focus for this week is challenging all of you to get better. A few weeks ago I wrote that leadership is not about doing brilliant things. It is about being effective. Listed below are the suggestions to help you do just that.. Read more