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4 Tips to End Strong and Be Ready for Next Year!

The 2019-2020 school year is coming to a close and WHAT A SCHOOL YEAR IT HAS BEEN. First and foremost please feel the STANDING OVATION I am sending each and everyone one of you. (I’d shake your hand or give you a hug – but that’s not social distancing.) Watching educators around the globe continue […]
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A Coach’s Coach

Today’s post is a guest post written by one of my clients, Maura O’Reilly. It is my pleasure to be Maura’s virtual coach. We are both learning, growing, and SHINING! Want to learn more about virtual coaching?  You can read more here and contact me anytime! Your first call is always free so that you can […]

We are the World

Where were you on March 7, 1985? I know readers will answer that in a variety of ways. Some of you were children, while some were not even born yet. Some of you were in various stages of adulthood. I was in my 3rd year of teaching. I was teaching 4th grade at a small […]

Instructional Coach Day

Well, actually, today is Make Up Your Own Holiday Day, according to Days of the Year. The site states: One of our favourite days of the year, Make Up Your Own Holiday Day is a chance to throw away the rule book and celebrate however you like! Get together with your friends and create your own special […]

Spring Ahead

Today was a beautiful day. The sun was shining and warmth spread across Iowa. It was welcome relief from the frigid winter we have experienced this year. Yet, hundreds of educators spent the day inside immersed in collaborative, self-directed learning. History was made. Tweets were flying – and luckily we did not break Twitter! The […]

You Must Do the Thing You Think You Cannot Do

Eleanor Roosevelt was a very wise woman! There are experience in our lives that have profound effects. Experiences that change us. Experiences that open our eyes. Experiences we will remember for a lifetime.  Experiences we never thought possible. During this Thanksgiving season one in particular came to mine. One I am very thankful for the experience! […]