The Power of Relationships

At the beginning of the year, every educator builds relationships with their students over the first few days of school.  There is talk about “reaching them to teach them”. This excitement however quickly fades in order to dive into teaching content standards as many teachers feel the time crunch of the total number of allotted instructional. […]

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Risk-Taking Learning Environments

Whenever educators visit our school to tour, we end the tour with a learner experience conversation detailing what we want students to experience. The conversation almost always leads to risk-taking and growth mindset.  We discuss the way in which we model risk-taking for students as teachers and campus leaders.  This is not the fun and safe activity that […]

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People Centered Leadership: The Task Can Wait.

As we begin a new year, everyone is talking about resolutions.  For educators, we are actually in the middle of the year.  This is the time that we begin to refocus and shift our mindsets as we enter “accountability season”.  When I think of resolutions I’m reminded of Jon Gordon and The Power of One […]

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