Week 7 – Freedom Focus

We have a class called Junior Leadership. It is a connection class, or a middle school version of an elective class. Students have two electives per quarter and these classes rotate. At the end of last year, teachers in this class conducted an experiment. They wanted to see how many times students’ phones dinged, buzzed,Continue reading “Week 7 – Freedom Focus”

Week 5 – Creating Space

Leading through learning “Stillness is not about focusing on nothingness; it’s about creating a clearing. It’s opening up an emotionally clutter-free space and allowing ourselves to feel and think and dream and question…” ~Brene Brown This week we had three large trees removed from our backyard. They were dead and we have been discussing removingContinue reading “Week 5 – Creating Space”

Week 4 – Balance

Leading through learning Week 4: Balance There have been points along my journey when I think balance is my ultimate life lesson. Over and over and over, I am aware that balance brings calmness and clarity to most, if not all, issues. Sometimes this awareness comes at the price of losing balance in my lifeContinue reading “Week 4 – Balance”

Week 3 – Intuition

Leading Through Learning As I’m looking over my first two blog posts, I realize the purpose for this blog is not clear. So to clarify, this blog will serve as my time for reflection. As I use writing all during the week as a way to refocus, clarify and gather my thoughts, these entries willContinue reading “Week 3 – Intuition”

Week 1 – Intentions

Leading through learning As a new year begins, I am always surprised and grateful for the “freshness” that is inherent in education. Teachers come back excited and rejuvenated, students come back with new goals and hopes, new students arrive unsure and eager to learn and make friends. It is one of the most critical timesContinue reading “Week 1 – Intentions”