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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 […]

What Song Takes You Back?

Yesterday the warm temperatures in Iowa caused me to dream about spring. Today I am freezing! If you don’t like the weather in Iowa, just wait a few minutes and it is likely to change! The sunny, almost spring day, prompted me to have the car washed inside and out. It was time to remove […]

Reflect With Me

The seasons are changing. The last of the winter decorations in my home have been put away. I am ready to dive into spring! I am anxious for the landscape in Iowa to transform before my eyes. Watching the trees bud, plants sprout and grass turn green are a few of my favorite things. We’ve […]

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 […]

Birthdays – A Time of Reflection

I have written blog posts to celebrate milestones like my Twitter birthday, a year blogging, and my doggie’s first birthday in my home. It seems fitting to also mark my own birthday with a blog post. Birthdays are a time to reflect and set goals for the coming year. The last year+ has been an […]

Getting up from a Fall

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling but instead rising every time we fall.”  ~ Confucious Falling, whether physically or emotionally, is not an opportunity we tend to look forward to. I doubt any of us wake up each morning hoping to fall. The physical or emotional pain takes a toll on us. Yet, […]
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2010 in review…data, data, data!

There is something about analyzing data that I love! I love to look for patterns. I love to help figure out through multiple data sets what is breaking down for a student and how best to help a them succeed. A good “excel” project can easily put me in a state of “flow.” I take […]