Tag: Leading Through Learning

Day 4 – Just So Much Rock

It felt like a late wake up this morning. The sun was bright when I climbed out of my hammock to make coffee. When I eventually checked my phone (I can’t tell you how nice it was that this wasn’t the first thing I…

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…

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…

The Courage to Love

I remember hearing the statement, “If your heart can take it, come fly,” in the context of courageous love. Courageous love means showing a willingness to love another despite mistakes, despite unknown outcomes, despite fears of failure. It means taking actions rooted in faith…

The Power of Play

I became a teacher before I became a mom. I can split my professional experience in education as: (1) before children section and (2) after children section. When I had children, my priorities shifted, not only with my family, but also with my career….

The Impact of Beliefs

The Snake River, winding through Yellowstone National Park. “I would rather have a mind opened by wonder, than one closed by belief.” – Gerry Spence, trial lawyer who did not lose a case between the years of 1969-2010. In this quote, beliefs and wonder…

The Curiosity of Wonder

I am reading the book Wonder by R. J. Palacio to my 9-year-old son. Although Isaac is a great reader, he doesn’t love to read like I do or like his sister does. He’s more like his father – he wants to read in…

To Tell A Different Story

Week 8 – To Tell A Different Story
How can we expand our vision to understand a different view? We can through challenging our own assumptions and sense of rightness.

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….