Monday Moanin Thoughts #325 The Month Of May Signals The Home Stretch

It is hard to believe that we have reached May, 2019. Happy Monday Moanin to all of you. As I wrote in the last two MMT’s this is the time of year for a renewal and a good cleaning.  This is  also the time of year for many year-end activities that simply put,  are filled with  lots of emotions and distractions. As a result, dealing with the complexities of this time of year can be challenging and some times paralyzing. Let’s simplify our leadership and enhance our effectiveness by focusing on MVP. Let’s break it down:

  • M is for manage the heck out of your building. Be well-organized and planned. Update your calendar for end of the year things ranging from locker/cubby clean outs to final teacher checkout. Don’t make your staff guess or wonder what is going on. Lead and communicate with clarity. Make it easier for teachers to teach so they can focus on finishing strong in the classroom. They need to have confidence that all of the closing activities are planned and accurate. No Changes in dates and times, etc…
  • V is for visibility with a purpose. Consistent daily check in’s and one-legged conferencing is essential. Be available to answer questions and concerns that staff may have as you wind down. There always seems to be some anxiety among staff during these weeks. Be visible with a calmness and an even keel as you lead during this time. No events and less drama. Focus on the good and redirect staff to what is truly important, their students and being well planned .
  • P is for People. Pay attention to the most important area of your job, the people of your school. What do your staff and  students need?  Reinforce, thank and encourage them. We need our adults to be on top of  things. Help and support them. Lead!!!

Have a great week, keep finding the good stuff, and focus on MVP!


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