Monday Moanin Thoughts #333 It’s A New School Year, Your Students May Be Anxious

Happy late August 2019 Monday Moanin to all of you. For many of you in the Midwest your initial staff meetings will be this week while some of you have already started the 2019-20 school year. Usually your opening meeting focuses on your staff and celebrating their return and welcoming your new members. This is so essential to getting the new year off to a positive start and setting a tone for good things to happen. It is also equally important  for all of the staff to be prepared for their students and what they may be experiencing as they arrive for the beginning of school. I recently read an article about what students and families may be feeling as they transition from summer mode to school mode. It may be helpful to share with staff as they prepare to  greet their students and families. In the article from, Psychologist Lynn Bufka shares; Read more

Monday Moanin Thoughts #332 New School Year? Get In Touch With The Habitudes

Happy Monday Moanin to all of you. The 2019-20 school year is almost here. During the past several weeks I have reread The Habitudes Series by Tim Elmore. His thoughts and writings are about a belief that there are images that form leadership habits and attitudes. Below are five of my favorite quotes taken from the series. Use them to guide your practice as you prepare for the new school year. Read more