Open House or Curriculum Night; The Best Ever

Open House or Curriculum Night is coming full speed ahead at you.  Start your planning now and use a few cues from photographers to make it the best night ever. The steps are honestly […]

Service Leadership – A Great Opportunity

Service Leadership is a big buzzword these days in the world of Leadership.  Today I learned exactly what that means to me… I am happiest when I am serving someone.  I spent the day […]

Bad Employee or Petulant Profession?

You’ve met them all, you’ve begun to see how they interact and there is one or a few that you wonder…. “Are they a bad employee or just a petulant professional?”  No matter the […]

School Volunteers, 4 Easy Tips

School volunteers are a valuable asset to our schools and very often they are under used or not utilized to their greatest potential.  I always like to encourage school administration to think about volunteers […]

Positive School Culture – You are the Key

A positive school culture is the key to success of both your staff and your students.  Yesterday, I wrote about starting the year off right with 4 tips for an amazing first day of […]

First Day of School – 4 Relationship Focused Tips

The first day of school is upon us.  Some schools start back on Monday while others will be starting in the next few weeks.  You can feel the excitement and just like in the […]

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 […]