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Leadership

BOOK | Stolen Focus

It’s been a long time coming.   And now it seems to me we can’t ignore our situation any longer. It may have begun in 1989 with the introduction of Game Boy, which for those of you who don’t know, was played on a handheld device that required only the use of thumbs. By 1993 […]


For Unto Us A Child Is Born

for unto us a child is born

Today we celebrate the birth of a man from Galilee. This man was born, as all of us are, as a small helpless being, dependent on the care and protection of a mother and father. This child was born in a stable on a journey decreed by a Roman emperor in order for an accurate […]


Choosing Love

Choose Love

For the most part, I don’t like to think in dichotomies. Yes, some issues are black and white. Usually I see a lot of gray in between. What I’ve been fortunate enough to experience for many years is a fundamental human decision that is clearly divided. This decision is either/or. There is no in-between. Every […]


Establishing Purpose

Over the last two posts, we’ve been looking at three key skills that can help us build strong school communities:   Establishing purpose. Daniel Coyle in his book, Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups, tells us that continuously answering two key questions helps us establish purpose in our organizations:   As school leaders we may think that […]


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 […]


The Thanksgiving Reader

The Thanksgiving Reader

I’m thankful to be thankful! The miracle that is our world, our lives and our stories asks to be shared. Seth Godin shared a downloadable booklet, The Thanksgiving Reader, to contribute to our thankfulness for friends and family this holiday season. Download it, print it out, and share these wonderful thoughts and stories. Add your […]


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 […]


Is observation important with online learning?

Is observation still important?

Since opening my observation webinar this week, I have received several questions on how is it possible to observe children in this online learning environment. One question: Is observation still relevant in these times of online / distance learning? Observation of children is more important than ever because we are in unknown territory.  We don’t […]


Healthy Tips

don't snooze you lose

Back in 2013 I wrote a series of articles about low-cost or no-cost health tips. I thought it was time to dust them off and send them out again. The information I shared then is as pertinent as ever. Enjoy the Kids Talk Health Series. Simply click on the title or picture to go to […]