Summer is upon us! This month, the final school bell rings and the doors fly open sending our students out into the sunshine eagerly anticipating free time, the chance to engage in personal interests and the future start of a new school year. As professionals, this time will also offer many of us similar opportunities.…Read More about It’s Summer!.
We have all heard the popular saying, “April showers bring May flowers.” No other place is that truer than here in north Texas where annually thunderstorms roll through, painting the fields with rain leaving vibrant bluebonnets in their wake. Seeds previously planted by nature sprout forth nudging the city to come back to life with…Read More about April Showers Bring May Flowers.
This has been a tough season. We lost a student to violence and another was injured. Our hearts go out to their families and to all of the students, teachers and staff of the Lamar High School community. You are in our prayers, and we are here to support you. Tragedy is never easy to…Read More about Finding Balance in the Service of Others.
Since today is the last day of CTE Month, we’re highlighting career and technical student organizations – or CTSOs. Arlington ISD’s career and technical education program is all about providing future-building opportunities for students, and often those include opportunities that extend beyond the classroom. That’s certainly the case with all the district’s many CTSOs. These…Read More about Career and technical student organizations build futures.
Coaching. Once a term used to describe skill-based mentorship in the sports arena, it has now altered the landscape of professional work environments across industries throughout the world, including education. We hear and read about coaching and the influence it has on organizational outcomes, but what is it exactly? Why does it now play such…Read More about Coaching: Maximizing and Owning your Students.
At the onset of each school year, we each pause for a moment and establish our professional goals. We reflect on our growth over the last year and identify new areas we want to improve. We consider our strengths and think about how we can leverage those strengths to get better every day. This process…Read More about Goals are All About Habits.
Can you believe that we are already halfway through the school year? It always amazes me how quickly time flies and how much a group of committed individuals can collectively accomplish in a relatively short amount of time. It is easy in education to become distracted by the rhetoric and the happenings of the world.…Read More about Let’s Set a Goal!.
What an incredible time and place we live in! The world is so much smaller as technology has bridged the gap between people and provided a platform for us to connect with others who were once inaccessible. This connection highlights the beauty of the world’s diversity and invites us to expand our understanding and need…Read More about The Gift of Diversity.
Recently, I had the opportunity to visit the East Coast. If you haven’t been during the autumn season, it is a must do. The fall foliage comes out in all its spectacular glory painting the landscape with the most vibrant shades of red, yellow and orange. There is something about the seasons changing that invites…Read More about Fall into Gratitude.
I recently had the opportunity to visit with a colleague whom I admire. She is committed to teaching and learning, and that commitment is evident in the way she expends her energy pouring into teachers and curiously seeking out new knowledge to apply to her coaching practice. She is inquisitive and asks questions modeling what…Read More about Forward with Purpose.