Monday Moanin Thoughts #307 Opener For 2018 Planning Summit

Happy final Monday Moanin of July, 2018. This week 110 educators from the tri-county of Detroit will attend the 7th Annual Hickey Leadership Planning Summit. It is during the Summit that participants begin to do some focused planning with their teams for the upcoming 2018-19 school year. Every year the Summit begins with an opener. I wanted to share part of the opener with you. Please consider using it as a prompt or reflection as you plan your year. Read more

Monday Moanin Thoughts #306 Ideas From Previous MMT’s

Welcome to another July 2018 Monday Moanin. I hope that all of you are having a great summer. This week may be a great one to begin planning for 2018-19. After some reflection, I am posting three excerpts from my previous 305 Monday Moanin Thoughts. Hopefully they will be timely and helpful as you begin your week and your thoughts for the upcoming year.

From October 9, 2014 # 131

I am blessed to meet with so many talented educators that are successful in leading their schools and communities. Effective leaders have a  lot in common and share many characteristics. Getting their staff to work hard, find common ground, and encourage them to work together  is critical to establishing a culture that is about student learning. I work with many teams that are building this culture in their buildings. Listed below are three ideas or quotes from Paul Bambrick-Santoyo that can help you guide your work this week.  They are: Read more

Monday Moanin Thoughts #305, Enhance Your Skills As A Leader, Try These

Happy July  2018 Monday Moanin to all of you. Hopefully your pace is slowing a bit and you are enjoying the wonderful summer weather. My topic for today’s MMT is to focusing on a few things to improve your effectiveness as a leader.  During the past week I have been reading several articles on leadership that served as a great prompt in writing this blog. How do you want to enhance your leadership? Try focusing on these areas of leadership that James Kerr  wrote about.  Read more

Monday Moanin Thoughts #304 Begin July 2018 By Focusing On Top Tweets

Happy Monday Moanin to everyone and welcome to July,  2018. To assist you with your work this week, consider focusing on a few of  my top tweets from April to June 2018. They will serve you well as you begin planning for 2018-19 school year.

Friday thought from Schwantes;”I can confidently declare that great leadership has always boiled down to serving the needs of others. And the best will serve by giving.” Read more