Monthly Archives: September 2015

Co-llaboration: What Guides Us?

How do we find “the complete package” in a leader? Whether our leanings are Democrat or Republican, the current race for Presidential nominations makes it painfully apparent that we have a difficult time finding one person to reflect our values … Continue reading

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Good Leaders Ask Good Questions

After hearing Simon Sinek describe the importance of asking why and not what, I started to think about questioning. “Questioning” has been a buzzword around my school for the past year or so, and I have seen first-hand how asking … Continue reading

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Leadership Requires Constancy

A new writing series. As the words came out of the mouth of our new reading specialist, I started to cringe. This is our third writing protocol in 4 years. Why? Because we want to see consistency among the grade … Continue reading

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Can tough love go too far? Balancing task and relationships

In the 1989 movie “Lean on Me” the principal Mr. Clark was given a challenge to turn around a school that most would have said had gone to the dump. It was  the lowest-ranked school in the state of New … Continue reading

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Heard it all before

As aspiring leaders we are expected to take on task that are to increase our skill in the area of leadership. Often times I feel myself searching for good leadership. What does it look like in my school? Why is … Continue reading

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Let’s Be Awesome!

As students of Educational Leadership we are all looking at life through a new lens. Many of us are balancing work, family and school. This is a great way for us to build “leadership muscle”. As school leaders we will … Continue reading

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Who Do You Play For?

Some of the most influential life lessons come from sports movies. They are my personal favorite, because they are often inspired by true events, and there is a redemptive ending when a team works together to overcome seemingly impossible obstacles. … Continue reading

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Learning From Our Leaders

This year, I am entering my fifth year of teaching, and I can’t believe it! Time flies when you are having fun…or when you are just really busy, as we all are as educators. Recently, I have been reflecting on … Continue reading

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Music To My Ears

Music is food for the soul.  Adults and children alike love music.  I think that every school day should entail music throughout the day.  It does not have to be for long periods of time.  However, I believe that it … Continue reading

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Are our teachers really leaders?

We are leaders. As teachers, we are leaders.  Teachers assume a huge role, and sometimes we are not aware of how important that role is. We are responsible for a numerous amount of duties and we must take it upon … Continue reading

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