Three zones. The "think for me" zone, the "help me think differently" zone, and the "there but not there" zone.
Communication and Being Connected, Education, Inspiration, leadership, Personal Growth, School culture

Leading in the Gray Zone

Sometimes there is black and white in leadership. But, where does true leadership live? Looking at leadership in terms of three zones has been helpful for me as I work to continuously grow and better serve the people who count on me. I actually started this post about a year ago and have been thinking… Continue reading Leading in the Gray Zone

Communication and Being Connected, Education, Inspiration, Personal Growth, Positivity, Gratitude, and Hope, Writing

Empathy isn’t just for the bad times.

I remember walking into a party shortly after I learned that my book was going to be published. The party was full of people I hold near and dear to my heart and I couldn't wait to share my excitement with them. And I remember one particular person who filled my heart with joy because… Continue reading Empathy isn’t just for the bad times.

Communication and Being Connected, Education, leadership, Personal Growth, Student Empowerment and Relationships

Collaboration is not created by the arrangement of desks.

Collaboration is not created by the arrangement of the desks. When Doug Reeves made this statement at a Literacy Leadership Symposium I attended recently, I pictured one particular classroom in my mind. One where the desks are arranged in rows, yet I often walk in to find students with heads together in spots around the… Continue reading Collaboration is not created by the arrangement of desks.