Category: Leading Through Learning

Roots, Rocks, And Rivers

Roots Roots are the deeply personal convictions that form well before we arrive. They are the net around our existence that makes sense of the ultimate answer to the question why. Who we give thanks to when we look back- those who came before… Continue Reading “Roots, Rocks, And Rivers”

Leading Through A Crisis

From Here To There “I can be changed by what happens to me. I will not be reduced by it.” – Maya Angelou The most important qualities in education for the 2020-2021 school year will be transparency and flexibility. I believe these two values… Continue Reading “Leading Through A Crisis”

The Space for Stillness

“If you are uncomfortable – in deep pain, angry, yearning, confused – you don’t have a problem, you have a life. Being human is not hard because you are doing it wrong, it’s hard because you’re doing it right. You will never change the… Continue Reading “The Space for Stillness”

Hindsight 2020

As the 2019-2020 school year comes to an abrupt end, we are closing for summer without the same closure of years past. Despite the similar actions – students with masks cleaning out lockers, teachers with masks going through their end-of-the-year checklist, the hunt and… Continue Reading “Hindsight 2020”

Never not Learning

Lately, I have heard the phrase “never not learning”. First, as a reminder in a weekly email from Yoga With Adriene. Again, it was reiterated in a Zoom meeting I listened to about education and best instructional practices. And yet a third time in… Continue Reading “Never not Learning”

A New Time

“At some point you have to let go of what you thought should happen and live in what is happening,” wrote Heather Hepler, author. This quote was spoken by a principal in our district to the Class of 2020. With all spring activities either… Continue Reading “A New Time”

A New Norm

As I reread my previous blog, it feels as if it were so long ago. In reality, it was only seven days ago. Things are changing by the hour. The virus is spreading and so is fear. I find myself gravitating toward the news,… Continue Reading “A New Norm”

Uncharted Territory

Let’s start with last Friday, March 13, 2020. Friday the 13th. Full moon. All kinds of crazy last week… at least that was what I thought until this week.  Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to march across our world and now into our community. Schools are… Continue Reading “Uncharted Territory”

Space To Breathe

Our lives are so full. What a privilege! For one to be able to try new things and explore new places – all are potentially life-changing opportunities. Our experiences and choices are many; and, that in itself can be exciting, promising, and overwhelming.  Tonya… Continue Reading “Space To Breathe”

The North Star

The North Star represents our direction. It guides us. Sometimes it is referred to as our “why” – the reason we do what we do, the fuel behind our choices, the motivation and promise that push us to risk our comfort zone in search… Continue Reading “The North Star”