My Bleeding Heart

Last Friday I had the privilege of hosting an online administrator’s academy entitled, “Trauma Responsive Practices: Learning, Leading and Connected” with Stanley Leone and Bhavna Sharma-Lewis as facilitators.  To say …

Happiness

It can be difficult in today’s society to say one is truly happy.  With COVID-19, demanding daily schedules, society pressures, social media, work stress, finances….the list could go on and …

It Takes a Village

We all know the saying, “It takes a village to raise a child”.  Well my child grew up and left home on Friday. No, not my biological child (she is …

Random Acts of Kindness

Did you know that yesterday was Random Acts of Kindness Day?  I had no clue! I was on Twitter and started seeing post after post of #RandomActsOfKindnessDay.  So being home …

A Jimmy Fallon Special

Last Tuesday I had Lindsay Zilly, (@iCoachLindsay) Director of Professional Learning with the Illinois Digital Educators Alliance (@ideaillinois) to the Kane County Regional Office of Education.  I had asked Lindsay …

The Coaching Confusion

Jane Kise, Elena Aguilar, Jim Knight, Diane Sweeney….all considered experts in their field, published authors, with different key ideas and visions for coaching.  With so many various models available and …

Are You at Risk??

Physically and mentally exhausted, disheveled, overwhelmed…..these are the adjectives I would use to describe how I typically feel at the end of facilitating an Administrator’s Academy or workshop.  After countless …

Parent Teacher Conferences

It’s November, which for many of us, indicates that it is time for Parent Teacher Conferences.  Early in my career I dreaded parent teacher conferences. I collected student work samples, …