February 2019 Archives

No one likes the feeling of dragging themselves out of bed to go to a job they just aren't feeling right now, and the best antidote to that is finding our flow.


While addressing reading-recovery fundamentals is vital, teaching readers the interpretive and social-emotional aspects of reading is also critically important.


Although project-based learning can be daunting at first, it is well worth the mess. Planning your first project may not go as smoothly as you want or imagine, but I promise everyone will learn, so don't give up.


No matter how ready you think you are, there will be moments you question your choice and that's OK. Trust yourself and continue to lead from a place of transparency.


If you haven't read Brene Brown's Dare to Lead, I strongly recommend it and not just for leaders, for anyone. Her voice is a strong and honest one that brings humor and humility to the front of the lessons she teaches.


Although we can make a case for developing more informed citizens, we really want critically thoughtful, creative people, who are less afraid of risk and more willing to take chances to grow. Our current system doesn't breed that in most people.


Since we only get one life, it is important to multitask less and live more.


It is important when we are doing this that we don't unintentionally assume the worst about our learners, adult or student, and give them every opportunity to share what they know and can do.


We give this coaching to school leaders all the time. And here are the three things that follow: The first is that every school leader we give this coaching to names lack of time as an obstacle to being as prepared as they'd like to be.


Leaders need to support their most adventurous teachers and here are some suggestions about how.


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