Keep Them On The Phone

Tomorrow is parent conference day in my county and I can’t help but be reminded of some advice given by Seth Godin two years ago at the Chik-fil-a Leadercast. He discussed the importance of keeping his customers on the line as long as possible and suggested that educators try the same philosophy with parents.  Seth believed…

Please Take Care Of Yourself

While the research shows that teachers have the most influence on the student success, the quality of the leadership runs a close second. Furthermore, I believe that the quality of the teacher is often determined by the quality of the leader. As leaders of students and teachers we need to do all that we can…

What I Learned Watching Dogs and Daisies

Stop for just one minute and take notice of the natural world around you. Absorb a sunrise. Go for a walk. Smell your flowers. Play with your dog. When we pause just for a moment to take in the magnificence of what is around us it is quite amazing and brilliant and it is time…

We Can Learn Much From The Giving Tree

Many of us in the field of education have at some time or another encountered Shel Silverstein’s hilarious poems. There is no doubt that he has brought joy to many children and adults alike through his silly and wacky humor. While I thoroughly enjoyed reading Silverstein’s poems to my classes and my daughter, my favorite…