Administration, Leadership, Parents, Positive Thinking, Students, Teamwork

Finding My Focus

Sometimes school breaks come at the most needed times.  Walking away from the daily expectations and allowing ourselves to just take a moment to enjoy life without the adding stress of work is rejuvenating, to say the least.  Now, don't get me wrong...I love my job! There are so many reasons why I love what… Continue reading Finding My Focus

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

Students

Music to Exercise the Brain

  I had the honor and pure enjoyment of starting my week attending and supervising our winter band concert this past week.  I am always over the top impressed with the level of musical skill our students are able to demonstrate in such a short period of time. We share our band instructor with 3 other schools and the students only have… Continue reading Music to Exercise the Brain

Principals, Students, Teamwork

Students Leading the Team

This post is strictly about bragging.  My parents always taught it wasn't nice to brag, but I feel like I have something to brag about.  I have to admit one of my favorite things to observe in our building is when our older students willingly step up and help out our younger students.  It is something that happens all the time… Continue reading Students Leading the Team

Students, Teaching, Teamwork

Thank Goodness for Early Years Teachers

    My very first teaching job was a grade 1 and 2 classroom on a fly in First Nations Reserve in northern Manitoba.  I was so excited to have a teaching position and, of course, for my husband and I there were many changes, with our first year of living on our own as… Continue reading Thank Goodness for Early Years Teachers

Parents, Students, Teaching, Teamwork

We Need You…

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7815007@N07/9484507128/ It is nice to be back to a sense of calm after what seems like two weeks of frantic meeting of deadlines and obligations.  Report card prep, reading through the reports and student led conferences are rewarding but exhausting activities.  I am forever in awe of my staff who takes it in their stride and always manages to… Continue reading We Need You…

Administration, Principals, Students, Teaching

My Attitude Adjustment

Every week my brain gets fixated on one topic that I just can't quite seem to get off my mind.  This week's topic seems to be how to let go of the things we cannot control.   After another long week filled with office visits, parent communication (not always supportive or positive) and meetings, my general attitude… Continue reading My Attitude Adjustment