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FREE WEBINAR: What About Kindergarten? A Montessori Perspective

What about kindergarten?

It’s a perennial problem for Montessori schools. How can we show parents the importance of the third year of our programs for children 3 to 6 years old? Because the third year in a Montessori program is truly a leap year! This is a session that you will want to let all of your school […]


Establishing Purpose

Over the last two posts, we’ve been looking at three key skills that can help us build strong school communities:   Build safety.  When we create a safe environment, people connect, create bonds of belonging, and forge a group identify.  Share vulnerability.  We express our organization’s true needs with clarity and urgency.  Doing this allows others to step forward […]


Sharing Vulnerability

As we work to build strong school communities, communities of care and service, there are three key skills that can help us:    Build safety.  When we create a safe environment, people connect, create bonds of belonging, and forge a group identify.  Share vulnerability.  We express our organization’s true needs with clarity and urgency.  Doing this allows others to […]


Safety First

What makes a group highly successful? Daniel Coyle in his book, Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups, tells us that there are three key skills that leaders use to build cohesive, high functioning organizations.  The first is to build safety.  When we create a safe environment people connect, and create bonds of belonging along with […]


BOOK | Peace, Love, Action!

Peace, Love, Action!

August 28, 1963. The evening news showed Martin Luther King, Jr. giving his now famous I Have a Dream speech. As an almost eight-year-old, I listened, sensing the underlying truth of what he was saying. The next day’s newspaper carried the full text and I read it out loud to my mother, asking for clarification […]


Why You Should Pay Your Child’s School Tuition

(even if your school is closed) Over the past couple of weeks with school closures due to the COVID-19 emergency, school leaders and parents have voiced concerns to me about school tuition.  “Several families have requested tuition refunds since we are closed and not offering our contracted services,” said one head of school. “Why should […]


7 Habits Of Highly Effective School Leaders

7 habits of highly effective people

Positive change. How do we know which direction to head when we decide we want to be more effective. The ideas from the book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey, are a good place to start.  Here is a series of articles to help you on your journey to be a […]


Habit 8 | Find Your Voice

Habit 8 Find your voice

Over the past two weeks I’ve shared insights from Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People. In 2004 Covey published The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness To Greatness. In The 8th Habit Covey urges us to find our voice and help others find their voice.  One idea from this book that I use almost every […]


Habit 7 | Sharpen The Saw

sharpen the saw

Carpenters and cooks know a certain rule of productivity. A sharp well-maintained tool makes a job go faster and easier. Plus, tools that are ready to go are a pleasure to use. One of facts of life that I understand now, that I didn’t appreciate in my 20‘s, 30, or 40’s, is that our physical […]


Habit 6 | Synergize

Synergize

Synergize? When I first read The 7 Habits, this idea of synergize lacked clarity for me. Covey subtitles this chapter on synergy as Principles of Creative Cooperation. As I incorporated the first five habits into my life, though, synergy appeared in my life. As I worked to put my ideas into action, solutions to setbacks […]