Well lets put the final January Monday Moanin 2018 in the books. Here comes February. I hope all of you had a great weekend. After reading a quote from Bud Ozar my thoughts kept returning to how parenting and administration is so similar. In both roles your children or your staff can leave you out of conversations and avoid approaching you with things they think you won’t approve of or be disappointed in. Or maybe they just don’t want to have the discussion and they will choose how to deal with it their own way. As a result, the parent or the administrator is in a situation that they don’t know what they don’t know. In other words they are left in the dark, maybe on purpose. There can be some good things that come out of not being aware of the issue. For example your kids or staff may learn how to take ownership of the issue or problem they may going through. The Ozar quote fits perfectly for this issue of darkness and being left out. It’s written for parents, but fits for school administrators. Read more
I would like to wish all of you a happy January 2018 Monday Moanin. I trust that everyone had a restful and enjoyable weekend. As I thought of what to write on today I reflected on how difficult it is working in education today. There is so much to focus on and days filled with many challenges. Read more
Happy Monday Moanin to all of you. Today we celebrate the American federal holiday marking his birthday Let’s honor Dr. King’s memory as we begin our work this week. Dr. King was a champion and leader of inclusivity, non-violence, equal rights, voting rights for all, and desegregation to name a few. As educators lets model our actions after the example of Dr. King. Read more
Happy Frigid, snowy January, 2018 Monday Moanin to all of you. Over the past three months, I tweeted many opinions and quotes from many of the stars of leadership and education. Below are listed my top 7 tweets during that time. Each of them had over 2000 impressions on Twitter. Consider using one of them to guide your work and planning this week. Read more
Welcome to the first Monday Moanin of 2018 and Happy New Year. Celebrating a new year is the perfect time to reflect and make resolutions. Many people, including myself find resolutions near impossible to achieve and maintain. I agree with author Jon Gordon who suggests picking one word to focus on throughout the year. As a result , I have been thinking and reflecting on what will my word be for 2018. I am happy to share with you that my focus for 2018 will be the word voice. Of all the words to choose, why voice? For me, I want to use my voice to challenge myself to speak up, speak the truth, and to work at improving my positive influence with others. I also want to encourage others to use their voices to fight for what children need in their schools and communities. Is your voice being heard?
During this new year join me in choosing one word to help guide your work. Have a great 2018 and keep finding your voice and the good stuff.