How Was You Day? (Better than I first thought)

When my daughter asked me how my day went Friday, I was taken back. Not because I was surprised that she cared about my day. Her question just happened to be late. Nevertheless, my initial response was, it was okay—nothing exciting. I am the assistant principal at an alternative school so a day in whichContinue reading “How Was You Day? (Better than I first thought)”

Spend More Time Planting Seeds and Less Time Measuring Vines

It’s only natural. We want to know how well we’re doing. If what we are saying or writing or creating is making any sense—if it is resonating with others. We often go about this by counting downloads, likes, retweets, shares, etc. This is okay up to a certain point. But after a while, it canContinue reading “Spend More Time Planting Seeds and Less Time Measuring Vines”

Slowing Down: The Soft Skill that Gets Left Behind

We spend our lives planning and hoping for them yet oftentimes the most beautiful moments happen by accident—when we slow down long enough to take in what was right in front of us along. I had to go to another school to pick up work forwa one of our students. I could have walked. IContinue reading “Slowing Down: The Soft Skill that Gets Left Behind”

Worried About That Student on Your Class List? (Just remember these 5 things)

You don’t like what you are thinking. How you are feeling, They’re somebody’s kid. Someone’s world. But you can’t help it. Seeing her name on your class list has you worried. All you can think about are class disruptions, interrupted instruction and stand-offs. Please know that that doesn’t mean you’re a bad person. We’ve allContinue reading “Worried About That Student on Your Class List? (Just remember these 5 things)”

Why We Shouldn’t Give 100%

Something has to change. Then again, maybe it’s just me. I am paid a fair salary and my working conditions are good. And yet, it continues to bother me. So, until I make a change, it will continue to happen. What am I talking about? I am referring to the physical and mental state IContinue reading “Why We Shouldn’t Give 100%”