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.

Education, Inspiration, leadership

This is the Worst Day EVER! and Other Exaggerations

Which problem seems more solvable to you? I cannot believe that parent. I have NEVER been treated so horribly. This is the worst day ever. What a huge mess! OR I can tell that parent was upset. I wonder what triggered that?  A mentor once told me that using emotion-filled words are not helpful, in fact they… Continue reading This is the Worst Day EVER! and Other Exaggerations

communication, Education, Inspiration, leadership

My Nashville Half-Marathon: hills, pain, and serendipity

Hmmm....would I be mad or happy if the race was cancelled due to the thunderstorm? I remember thinking this the morning of the race, stomach in knots, nervous energy putting a pep in my step and making me giggle. I had never traveled for a race before and I had been anticipating it for months.… Continue reading My Nashville Half-Marathon: hills, pain, and serendipity