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”

Around the globe, teachers do it for them!

I recently returned from a great trip to China accompanying students from my high school to a sister school in Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan province in the People's Republic of China.  I'm so proud of the students and our district and school leadership for continuing this relationship for the past 16 years.  I'll…Read more Around the globe, teachers do it for them!

A promise delayed or a promise broken?

I remember the day fairly strongly even though I was around 8 or 9 years old.  My aunt was taking me to the movies, and to the best of my recollection, this is the only one she took my cousins and me to.  We went to see Oliver!, a re-release prior to the rise of…Read more A promise delayed or a promise broken?

How do you remember your why?

Punxsutawney Phil broke the news to us that winter isn't over, and the photographs and news stories so far this morning have demonstrated that reality for much of the country.  In my city, the temperature was in the upper 60's yesterday, yet today there are winter weather advisories for much of the area.  As an…Read more How do you remember your why?

Do it for the connections

We've heard the saying and probably uttered it often, that there's no need to reinvent the wheel.  We know many inventors and their creations like the Wright brothers and the first airflight,  Alexander Graham Bell and the telephone, and even Benjamin Franklin and bifocals.  We have no records on who invented the wheel, yet we realize how…Read more Do it for the connections