From the July, 2015

My Top 5 Public Speaking Secrets

Public speaking is my great gift.  I’ve been speaking to groups since I was a kid, as the president of my 8th grade class I was honored with speaking at our graduation ceremony.  I […]

4 School Support Staff that Have Amazing Powers.

A few days ago I wrote about the RIGHT THING with respect to teachers, but today I want to focus on School Support Staff.   I’ve shared that I was raised in a restaurant […]

Pre Planning Week Trends for 2015-16 School Year

AHHHH the excitement is in the air. The entire summer has led up to this pre planning week when all your teachers new and old “not in age, mind you” will be returning to […]

A Positive Work Environment – The Ultimate Guide

I know better than anyone the need for a positive work environment.  I remember sitting in my car as a young professional, for 15 minutes, begging myself to get out of the car and […]

The Truth About Ensuring Teacher Quality

If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it a million times “The Right People, at The Right Time, doing The Right Thing, in The Right Place, with The Right Attitude” as the key to […]

Foolproof Tips for a Killer Opening Day Speech!

No pressure…. but the welcome back speech by a school administrator sets the tone for the entire year.  Let’s throw out the stiff typical speech and use some of the below tips for a […]

How to Use Your Team to Identify REAL Issues.

In one of my recent blogs, 6 Steps to Creating the Ultimate Solution Finding Team, I reference how important it is to use your team to identify real issues, develop ideas for solutions, and utilize […]

How To Use Icebreakers To Stand Out

I stood in front of 300 teens, I had 3 hours, a microphone and a screen behind me for my Powerpoint.  It was just them and me…. and probably the most fun I have […]

How to Manage Time Like a Wizard

For the 2nd “R” of Management, I thought I’d take us to Middle Earth.  In The Hobbit, Gollum asks Bilbo five riddles.  Can you guess the answer to the fifth riddle below: This thing […]

People Matter…Say My Name!

Dear Judy, Please accept this letter as a true indication of my most sincere apologies for scaring the crap out of you today.  But you looked so frustrated as you ran after that bus, […]