Over the last week, I worked with a group of educators in completing an application that would nominate two of their colleagues for a district award. As the team worked together, trying to offer unique and creative thoughts when drafting the answers to the questions they were being asked, I couldn’t help to think about… Continue reading Creativity, Innovation and Leadership
Over the years that span my professional career as both a teacher and as district and school administrator, I’ve heard the term “policy” thrown out there constantly. All of us educators have heard about “technology policy, student behavior policy, grant management policy, teacher evaluation policy to even dismissal of obsolete materials policy”. For me, as… Continue reading The Connection Between Policy, Power & Leaders’ Responsibility
As I reflect, I cannot help to think about what my father taught me while growing up. He said, “choose a career path that is fulfilling, that gives you satisfaction and that it also provides for you and your family.” In my head, what he meant was “find a job that makes you happy.” As… Continue reading Emphasize commonalities among the generations and build a “we” culture.
When I think back to my teaching years, I can remember many times when the going got hard. No matter what I did, my student did not seem to respond. I felt defeated, tired, stressed and worst of all discouraged. As a leader, I often find teachers who feel the same way I felt. My… Continue reading The discouraged teacher! How can you help?
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