The Harvest

A good harvest is the result of meticulous planning, hard work, continual attention, good timing, and arguably a little luck. Farmers depend and expect a successful harvest to survive—a belief that effort coupled with skill will yield commensurate results. The benefit of the harvest is that the results are palpable. Success is clear, but so... Continue Reading →

Summer: a season of vacancies, interviews, interview questions, and hiring practices

Screening before Interviews Education, like nature, has seasons, clear divisions within the year, and in education, the summer is the hiring season. An administrator’s job requires a variety of skills, and at the top of the list is hiring the right people. One common challenge is an abundance of applicants for a single position. Although,... Continue Reading →

Seasons: A Time to Reflect

“Refinement: The process of removing impurities or unwanted substances from an element.” You watch the last bus pull away. Students have their head half way out of the window waving feverishly and yelling, “have a great summer.” You pause, look around the empty parking lot and you are filled with different emotions—a touch of joy,... Continue Reading →

Make May Matter

In schools, the month of May and early June can be likened to grade-5 whitewater rafting conditions—large waves, large volumes a water, the possibility of large rocks and hazards, and the possibility of a large drop at any time, which all require precise maneuvering. The only thing that makes May similar to other months is... Continue Reading →

No New Ideas Until…

Learning and growing is the educational mantra. We thirst for knowledge and appreciate the idea of becoming more and doing more with the belief as JFK said that “…the human mind is our fundamental resource.” We appreciate and understand that by developing ourselves, we not only benefit personally but we also contribute to the greater... Continue Reading →

#ASCD15 Spotlight: Big Ideas, Lessons Learned, and Casual Observations @ASCD

Leaving snow and cold weather, Houston seemed like a dream destination. We landed in a different climate, 70 degrees, slight overcast, and a lot of excitement to learn and grow. Last weekend we had the privilege of attending ASCD’s 70th annual conference in Houston and we weren't disappointed, to say the least. From learning about... Continue Reading →

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