Administration, Balance, Effective Teaching and Learning, Mindfulness, Reflection, Time Management

Slowing It Down

I remember when my children were small and life was busy.  They would be fascinated by the smallest things in life from a caterpillar crawling along the sidewalk to a pretty dandelion bobbing around in a sea of green grass.  My usual reaction would be to say, "Oh isn't that cool, but let's go now." … Continue reading Slowing It Down

#oneword2018, Positive Thinking, Reflection

#oneword2018

So many great words...what should I choose? After much thought and consideration, I have picked what I consider the perfect #oneword for my 2018.  The word I picked is "renew." The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines the word "renew" as "to make like new: to restore freshness, vigor or perfection.  One of the reasons I picked the… Continue reading #oneword2018

Parents, Principals, Reflection

Getting off to a Positive Start

We are almost a month into the new school year and I am feeling motivated by many things.  I love the fresh start of the new year when everyone is rested and full of energy.  We can forget about our mistakes of last year, re-celebrate the successes and plan for a fantastic year ahead. The… Continue reading Getting off to a Positive Start

Administration, branding, Leadership, Parents, Reflection, Teamwork

What I Learned in 2014

      I started the school year in September kind of beat up and shell-shocked from a very stressful year that ended in June.  I had allowed the stress of the year to consume me and it took a toll on my enthusiasm, health and desire to do my job well. Over the summer… Continue reading What I Learned in 2014