Tag: educational leadership

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

The One Word

This picture was taken from the top of Blood Mountain. In the distance you can see Lake Lanier. Thanks to Jon Gordon and his book One Word, each year many of my colleagues choose one word to be their focus for the year. I’ve…

Braving Bias

“We are all implicated when we allow other people to be mistreated. An absence of compassion can corrupt the decency of a community, a state, a nation. Fear and anger can make us vindictive and abusive, unjust and unfair. We all suffer from the…

New Perspectives

Birds of a feather, flock together. You are who your friends are. Two peas in a pod. Cut from the same cloth. If everyone jumped off the bridge would you, too? These sayings we all have heard to essentially imply that who you spend…