Monday Moanin Thoughts #243 Fight The Mid Winter Blues, Take Action

Happy final Monday Moanin of  February 2017.  This is the time of year that many of us call the Mid Winter blues. Whether it is the lack of student focus, lack of sunny days, the wintry mix, or  the long stretches without a break from the daily grind, this time of year is challenging. So, let’s attack the blah’s by being proactive. Your staff may need direction and definitely your support during this time of year. Here are three areas for you to consider beating the blues. Read more

Monday Moanin Thoughts #242 Is Your Climate Dipping, How Is Your Tension?

Good morning and happy Monday Moanin to all of you. Many authors agree that successful organizations and teams need a healthy tension to be productive. My definition of healthy tension is an organization rooted in a collaborative climate. Some examples include staff engaging in discussions about instruction, learning,  growth and possible changes in how individuals teach and students learn. The opposite is an organization that focuses on teacher/adult happiness that may not have enough tension or discipline to change and improve. Some describe this as a more congenial environment than collegial.   Read more

Monday Moanin Thoughts #241 Reflect On These To Guide Your Week

Welcome  to the  first Monday Moanin of February 2017.  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:

Danny Steele writes; ” Teachers, instruction without rigor is weak. Instruction without relevance is lame. Instruction without relationships is futile.” Read more