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No Excuses: Have the Conversation

No Excuses: Have the Conversation

February 4th, 2015 by in Training in the Schools

How many times do you find an excuse not to have an important conversation? What excuses do we give ourselves? As a principal I had conversations all day. Conversations about student learning and achievement. “All conversations are with myself and sometimes they involve other people.” – Susan Scott A lot of the conversations I wasn’t […]


Bring Conversations Back to Your School

Bring Conversations Back to Your School

December 10th, 2014 by in Fierce Conversations, Training in the Schools

As leaders in schools, we have conversations all day long.  We choose what conversations we engage in.  We choose the relationships we want to invest time and energy.  We consider the impact of the conversations on staff morale, on student achievement, and on how it impacts us as individuals. What if we chose to get […]


Fierce Resources: Teach Teachers How to Create Magic – Fierce Leadership Blog

Fierce Resources: Teach Teachers How to Create Magic – Fierce Leadership Blog

December 5th, 2014 by in Fierce Conversations, Fierce Resources, Training in the Schools

This talk was originally shared on Ted.com and was created by Christopher Emdin. What happens when there is lack of inspiration in a classroom? Teach Teachers How to Create Magic shares insight for how to engage students through the use of what many think is magic- the ability to create collaborative, courageous environments where students are […]


Our Relationships Succeed or Fail, One Conversation at a Time

Our Relationships Succeed or Fail, One Conversation at a Time

November 5th, 2014 by in Fierce Conversations, Training in the Schools

“You can’t be a world changer until you serve.  And you can’t serve until you break free of your comfort zone.” –Ann Voskamp I think back to the daily conversations I had as a principal. In the first few months, I would go home sick to my stomach worrying about the impact of an interaction […]

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What Does it Mean to Show Up Authentically as Learners and Leaders?

What Does it Mean to Show Up Authentically as Learners and Leaders?

July 31st, 2014 by in Fierce Conversations, Training in the Schools

As you prepare to go back to school, are you thinking about what you want to do differently? As educators we want to prepare our classrooms so the return to school is exciting and engaging.  We want THIS year to be THE year! When I was a teacher I struggled with the pressure of getting through […]

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