Where is Exploration, Empowerment, and Play in our schools? I’m reading Creating Innovators by Tony Wagner right now and, as always, his book inspires me to be curious about my leadership.  Very often we read books that give us recommendations about what we should be looking for in our classrooms and that is all very Read More →

How many times have we heard that in the past few years?  It seems everywhere we turn we are hearing that the key to happiness is to truly love what you do.  One of my favorite quotes by one of my favorite authors, Steve Farber, is “Do what you love in the service of people Read More →

Probably one of the most challenging things we face each day are having the right conversations with our colleagues.  This post is inspired by this little book I read a while back and which always sticks in the back of my mind whenever conversations arise.  Honest Direct Respectful.  In his book, Dennis Adams coaches us Read More →

Have you ever noticed this time of the year to be full of chatter?  Staff are inherently curious about what next year will look like.  Who will be teaching 5th grade?  What will they do about the open World Literature position?  Will a teaching position be reduced or reorganized?  The speculation goes on and on. Read More →