Teachable Moments

“You did what?!?” As a parent and an educator, I have often found myself asking this question. I have also heard individuals in leadership express the same question. However, what we choose to say after this question can either uplift, teach, and grow, or it can break, discourage, and dismantle an individual. We must beContinue reading “Teachable Moments”

My Heart Sings (Part 2)

A few days ago, I posted a blog titled, My Heart Hurts. Even though everything I discussed in that post is true, there is another side that needs to be considered as well. People think being a teacher means teaching curriculum, giving assignments, and having summers off. This is as far from the truth asContinue reading “My Heart Sings (Part 2)”

My Heart Hurts (Part 1)

This post is a bit unconventional, but one I felt needed to be shared. It hasn’t been the best of days today, and I am left with a heart that is breaking for my students. What follows is the struggle I have on a near daily basis: My heart hurts knowing the hardships and strugglesContinue reading “My Heart Hurts (Part 1)”

The Essence of Leadership

Ronald Reagan once said, “The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.” Seth Godin states, “Leadership is the art of giving people a platform for spreading ideas that work.” M.D. Arnold said, “A good leader leads theContinue reading “The Essence of Leadership”