A tribute to a wonderful class leader and friend
New insights on leading from Dr. King
I trained and prepared to be a history teacher and loved teaching American history the most. I enjoyed teaching the American Revolution, the creation of the Republic, the Civil War, the Gilded Age, and 20th century history. The units, themes, ideas and words seemed to culminate in the Civil Rights movement for me. I tried…Read more New insights on leading from Dr. King
Do it for the “teacher-servants”
There is a tremendous amount of literature surrounding the concept of “servant leadership” these days. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) states that servant leaders “...possess a serve-first mindset, and they are focused on empowering and uplifting...They are serving instead of commanding, showing humility instead of brandishing authority, and always looking to enhance the…Read more Do it for the “teacher-servants”
Chad Taber did it for others all the time, and I miss him.
I lost a hero of mine. The name of this blog is “Do it for them…” and you can look at other posts to see who “them” is to me, but a guy who gave his best for others on countless occasions just passed on and I will miss him greatly as will many others. …Read more Chad Taber did it for others all the time, and I miss him.
My need for maintenance
I had a conversation recently with an educational leader who gave me some important insight and advice into my calling. He told me that my number one priority as a leader should be to build and maintain relationships. He said that without that ability, all the other tasks or expectations associated with the job description…Read more My need for maintenance
Officer Sander did it for them, so I can too
This week I witnessed a solemn celebration of the contributions of one of my school district's true servants. I was proud to know and work with Officer Myron Sander. I often spent time visiting with him and did so in the parking lot as I was leaving just a few days before his passing. It…Read more Officer Sander did it for them, so I can too