Monday Moanin Thoughts #259, Be Reminded Of Manby’s Principles, Love Works

Happy June 2017 Monday Moanin to you. Wow , what a beautiful weekend I just experienced in Western Michigan. For the past several years my family and I have been lucky enough to participate in an annual camping weekend. I am not going to lie, I am not Captain of the all camping team. In fact many times, including this year I manage to forget a critical component needed for the trip,( tent poles). So we had to buy a new tent. Every year I learn more about team work and applying Manby’s seven principles. This past weekend these principles were still evident as we enjoyed another wonderful time. Below is an archived blog from June of 2012.   Read more

Monday Moanin Thoughts #258 Get Rest, Then Reinvigorate

Happy June 2017  Monday Moanin to everyone. For many of you this may be your first week without students or of summer vacation. After a long and challenging school year it is important to recharge and get some rest. Enjoy some quality family time and have your share of fun. After a few weeks of rest and relaxation, it is time to get to work. The following ideas hopefully will assist as you begin planning for the summer and upcoming 2017-18 school year. Give consideration to the following strategies. Read more

Monday Moanin Thoughts #257 Happy Fathers Day, A Week Early

Happy June Monday Moanin to all of you. As I was preparing for this MMT,  I realized that Fathers Day 2017 is a week from today. I then found this archived blog from 2012. Hopefully  it will provide you an opportunity to reflect on the influence that your Dad had on you and your path in life.

Please enjoy this archived blog from June of 2012.

Happy Fathers Day!  My dad passed away in 1991 and I miss him very much. I think of him everyday and as I get older his influence continues to grow on me. An area that I never focused on until this morning was his influence on me as a leader and leadership overall. My dad was a great initiator with many outstanding qualities. Read more

Monday Moanin Thoughts #256 This Week, No Talking About Best Practices, Enough!

Good morning and welcome to the first Monday of June 2017. For many of you this may be the final week with students for this school year. As I was preparing to write this week, I had an interesting discussion with my wife about best practice and effective teaching.  She has taught for 30 years and we usually enjoy a spirited discussion about teaching, learning and leadership. Read more